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What Seatbag Do You Use? What's In It?

Old 06-07-17, 05:40 PM
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fizik small. multi tool, 1 tube, 4 patches, 2 tire tool, glove.
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Old 06-07-17, 05:59 PM
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Rack

I tried several underseat bags and finally gave up and put racks on all my bikes. Now I carry a rain poncho, a small cloth bag of emergency repair tools, my lock/cable, and my wallet, keys, and cell phone. I can also have room if I want to take off a shirt. I have a small pair of binoculars I plan to put in when I find were I stuck them - that might be a while? I am not going for speed.
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For those of you using bottle cage canisters, how do you like them? Any brands better than others? I am very interested.
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Old 06-07-17, 08:34 PM
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For interest sake, why would carry a $1 bill? What would you do with only $1?
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Old 06-07-17, 08:43 PM
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This thread again. Already?
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Old 06-07-17, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by ebow3d View Post
For interest sake, why would carry a $1 bill? What would you do with only $1?
Tire boot.
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Old 06-07-17, 08:46 PM
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Arundel Dual

tube
co2x2
co2 adapter
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Old 06-07-17, 08:59 PM
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Arundel Dual

tube
co2x2
co2 adapter
multi tool
patch kit
levers
I'll see you and raise you one.
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2 tubes
2x CO2
CO2 head
multi-tool
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Old 06-07-17, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ebow3d View Post
For interest sake, why would carry a $1 bill? What would you do with only $1?
I make it a point to have at least 5. (Denomination doesn't matter.) It wasn't that long ago when I used 4 for a massive tire cut. They got me home. (And after laundering, still useable.)

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Originally Posted by ebow3d View Post
For interest sake, why would carry a $1 bill? What would you do with only $1?
Can of Mountain Dew?
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Old 06-08-17, 11:03 PM
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cheap schwinn bag
-PDW shiny object
-2 CO2
-tire levers
-patch kit
-multi-tool for bikes
-spare tube
-spare quick link (or two?)
-house key (when riding).
-$5 bill in case I need an ice cream or water or something.
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
. And you know what? Every last one of those bikes had a saddle bag on it. Because when you ride in the real world, you either bring spares, or you go prepared to walk.
Na, the types of people who don't bring spares call their SO to drive the Lexus RX over and pick them up.
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Old 06-09-17, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by ebow3d View Post
For interest sake, why would carry a $1 bill? What would you do with only $1?

I think I read once that a dollar bill is good for an emergency patch of a rip in a tire because the material that dollar bills are made out of is relatively sturdy. I seem to recall that I was on a ride once in which that happened and a friend tried this; it seemed to work but it is definitely only a temporary measure.
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Old 06-09-17, 05:27 PM
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There's probably someone out there who only uses $100 bills for tire boots.
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Old 06-09-17, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by HTupolev View Post
There's probably someone out there who only uses $100 bills for tire boots.

No doubt. Probably like that guy in the other thread who orders multiple sets of Meilensteins at one time.
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Old 06-26-17, 10:46 AM
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I tried putting everything in my jersey pockets. Then I made the mistake of leaving the handlebar mounted video camera on during a rest stop. I walked in front of the bike. When I saw myself later it looked ridiculous.

Especially when I remembered I'd already broken The Rules by mounting a camera on the bike.

So I immediately went to the LBS for a Serfas Speed Bag. The medium, with expandable lower compartment. Great bag but a bit floppy and encourages me to overload it. So I'll move it to the hybrid and get something a bit less floppy for the road bike.

What I need:
  • Spare tube
  • Lezyne self sticking patch kit -- in a plastic envelope smaller than a business card and almost as flat. And the Lezyne kit includes a tire boot. It's the card the instructions are printed on. But a strip of mylar might be better. Or just use one of the paper thin Lezyne patches.
  • Tire levers
  • Multitool
  • Minimal first aid kit -- a Spongebob Squarepants bandaid for owies, ibuprofen, Glukos tablets

What I don't actually need but end up carrying because the expandable bag encourages packing like I'm going on tour:
  • Spare USB battery
  • Cords for the lights and iPhone
  • Entire tubes of Glukos and NUUN tablets
  • Do I need those extra tools? Yeah, sure, why not...
  • Oh, I'd better take the Cygolite Hotshot too
  • Toilet paper? Eh, why not
  • Might as well bring both sets of reading glasses and my clear nighttime safety glasses
  • Jammies, in case I spend the night
  • Etc

Curse you, Serfas, and your incredibly handy but laughably inappropriately named Speed Bag.

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Old 06-26-17, 10:51 AM
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Oh, and a Topeak Race Rocket HP mini pump on the bottle cage. Because I don't have a Zefal for the nifty brazed on pump peg. Yet.
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Old 06-26-17, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
...I just got a Jannd tool bag...
I was >>>this<<< close to getting that Jandd tool bag. The LBS carries it and the Serfas Speed Bag for the same price.

I compared both at least three times over the past year, even trying 'em on the bike. They're very similar, including accessibility through similar zippered lid design.

I preferred the Serfas just ever so slightly for a few features:
  • The Serfas material is slightly stiffer and keeps its shape.
  • The Serfas has a highly visible reflector stripe all around.
  • More stash pockets for long, thin stuff like Lezyne patch kits and my homemade first aid kits.

But I liked the Jandd Velcro attachment better. It straps around to the outside, making it easier to snug up. The Serfas straps are reversed and I have to poke my fingers up inside the saddle to snug down the Velcro straps. And the Jandd material may be more weatherproof.
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