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Old 06-11-19, 11:45 AM
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Tube/Co holder

What do you use to hold your extra tube and co? Iíve been using a bag that goes under the seat, but I would like to change to a smaller setup that would fit in my shirt pocket if possible. Any recommendation?
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Old 06-11-19, 12:31 PM
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I use to use a seat bag to carry tubes/CO2 and tools but I never really liked the look of it (like a diaper, IMO, lol). Occasionally, one of the velcro straps would come loose I'd be riding around with the seat bag swinging from one of the seat rails...nice!
For the last two seasons I've been using Giant's Tool Capsule. Although you do lose use of one of your bottle cages - I only use one water bottle anyway.
The Tool Capsule works great! Keeps everything out of the road spray and wind and closer to the bike's center of gravity. The Tool Capsule (or a "bidon" as they are officially known) keeps all of the stuff you are carrying neatly organized and you don't need to dump everything out of it in order to find things.
I can fit two 700x25mm tubes, 2 CO2 cartridges and inflator, multi-tool, a package of self adhesive tire patches, 3 tire levers, a pair of latex gloves and a six foot length of nylon cord to hang the bike from while removing wheels (if a handy tree or road sign is available.) Easy to swap from road bike to commuter as well - I'll never use a seat bag again.
Although it won't fit in a jersey pocket - perhaps this might be an alternative way for you to consider carrying roadside repair goodies.

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Old 06-11-19, 12:34 PM
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If you want to be completely minimal, use a heavy duty rubber band around your tube, 1 tire lever, and CO2 cartridge/chuck.
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Old 06-11-19, 12:37 PM
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Bike purse.

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Machine lathe + aluminum bar + 3mm CF scrap + lil' fasteners =



The backup tube (and a bunch of other stuff) is in the Wolftooth waterproof bag.
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Old 06-11-19, 12:59 PM
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All my stuff is carried in my three jersey pockets, to include phone and food. No saddle bag.
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Old 06-11-19, 01:14 PM
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Ziploc bag in middle jersey pocket.
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Also, please consider using CO2, rather than CO, as the latter is flammable and toxic if inhaled.

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Sticky Pod in middle Jersey pocket


https://www.amazon.com/STICKY-CYCLE-.../dp/B0085QJDOU
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Old 06-11-19, 08:09 PM
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Thatís what I'm looking for!!


Thank you
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Old 06-12-19, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Lrdchaos View Post
Thatís what I'm looking for!!


Thank you
Most welcome.
I own both t he Large and Small sizes.
Rarely use most of what I carry, but, I haven't been able to edit down to the Small yet.

Let us know how it goes.
The Large will play better with some Jersey pockets over others, but mine's never jumped out.
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Old 06-12-19, 11:34 PM
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You guys use tire levers?
I thought those where banned
That frog thing looks neat, i still have my diaper sack under the seat, but keep id/cc/$$/food/phone/keys in jersey pockets
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Old 06-13-19, 08:17 AM
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I bought a few nylon zippered makeup pouches from Target... for $1. They are apparently indestructible - they're about 6-years-old and show zero wear (jinx in 3... 2... ). The cool part - they are the exact dimension of a jersey pocket.

I don't like the seat bags for the aesthetics. But, more than that, they're clumsy - when you need the tools/tubes, etc. They unzip and dump like a dumptruck. Having a separate pouch and/or loose stuff in the pocket makes the road-side repairs a bit easier. Oh sure - first world problems and all that.
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Old 06-13-19, 09:58 AM
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I just use whatever. What I donít like is unnecessary thick padding that some pouches have. That plastic pouch is what my socks came in and the bag is from sunglasses.
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Old 06-13-19, 10:29 AM
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I second this. I've tried everything and this works best. I have the large...not sure the small would hold my stuff.
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Old 06-13-19, 10:35 AM
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Sticky Pod for the win. Especially useful for those with multiple bikes: no saddle bag to transfer from bike to bike.
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Old 06-13-19, 10:36 AM
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Here's what I did and the post remarks I made a couple of months ago "I wondered about what kind of tool pack I could use with the RoadLites. Since I use the seat tube for attaching the Rhino pack, only when needed as to pack lunch for the ride or store jackets, I couldn't use my Topeak tool kit as the attachment bracket blocks the area under the seat where the Rhino straps would be. So for the past months I had put a few items in my wife's Topeak seat post pack and riding without a replacement tube. Thanks to Rides4Beer over in the Road Cycling forum I now have a neat small pack that looks great on the bike and has room for a spare tube, tire irons and CO2 inflator. I purchased from Amazon a Wolf Tooth Components B-RD 3 hole Mounting bracket, The B-RAD accessory mount and the Lezyne Micro Saddle Bag (small). I think it turned out quite well. The bracket slot needs to be enlarged for the strap on the bag but easy job with a file."

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Old 06-13-19, 10:50 AM
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Iíd use a saddle bag before I sacrificed the space for a second water bottle.
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Iíd use a saddle bag before I sacrificed the space for a second water bottle.
Plenty of room for a second water bottle by using another Wolfe bracket to move the attachment points a little further up the seat tube. I just didn't one for this set up. But if you see the original post you will find a photo of both bottles and the bag.
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
Machine lathe + aluminum bar + 3mm CF scrap + lil' fasteners =



The backup tube (and a bunch of other stuff) is in the Wolftooth waterproof bag.
I miss my lathe and Bridgeport.
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as the latter is flammable.
I had no idea. Sometimes BF can be fun AND educational.

Reminds me of the time a poster mentioned inhaling NO2 instead of N2O. You don't want to inhale the former.
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