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What do you carry in your jersey vs your saddle bag?

Old 08-18-06, 08:39 AM
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What do you carry in your jersey vs your saddle bag?

I've been evaluating exactly what I'm going to carry and where I'm going to carry them and was wondering how you guys tote your things around. Here's what I carry:

- spare tube
- patch kit
- CO2 inflator w/2 carts
- cell phone
- wallet
- 3 tire levers
- multitool
- energy bar

Yep, I think that's it. Not meaning to start another "What do you carry?" thread but, do y'all carry anything else and what do you put in your shirt and what do you put in the bag? I'm thinking that I could use a smaller bag.
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In my saddlebag I carry:

2 tubes
patch kit
tire levers
multitool
Leatherman mini (with pliers and knife)
wallet
cell phone
keys

I don't like anything heavy in my pockets, so I only put things like Clif bars, maps, etc. in them. Unless I think I might need a spare bottle, then I put that in too, but only if I'm going on a ride where I can't refill easily.
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jersey has keys/id/$/food/phone

saddle bag has everything else
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Old 08-18-06, 08:52 AM
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Jersey - cell phone.
Saddle - two tubes, tire, three CO2, patch kit, $20, presta to schrader adapter, patch kit, tire lever (1), multi-tool, CO2 gun.
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In my jersey pockets:

Cleat Covers
Cell Phone
Gel / Cliff Bar (long rides)
hanky (don't laugh ... good to have now and then!)

Seatbag - Topeak Small:

2 tubes
2 C02s
C02 Adapter
Patch Kit
Cash/Coins
tire levers
Multi-Tool
Keys (singles)
Eye Drops (for contacts just in case)
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Saddle - Tube, ID, 20 bucks and a multi tool.

Jersey - Nothing, unless I'm doing more than 50 miles, then a ziploc with some trail mix and maybe a map and my camera.
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Like yesterday night, when I was blowing snot rockets onto my arms?
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No saddle bag on a typical ride, just jearsy pockets - 1 tube, 1 tire lever, 1 CO2; ID, insurance card, keys, energy bar(s), energy drink mix, some cash (doubles as a tire boot.) I do a mechanical/safety check before each ride and tighten anything that needs it, and I'm never more then 10 miles from a bike shop during my normal rides...so I figure I can take on the risk of not carrying anything more.

On a charity ride, or some other remote ride, I do use a saddle bag: 2 tubes, 1 tire lever, 1 patch kit, 2 CO2s, multitool. In the jearsy: ID, insurance card, credit card, keys, energy bars, energy drink mix, water bottle.
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Old 08-18-06, 09:30 AM
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i haven't used a saddle bag in quite a while; so the above mentioned things go in the jersey.
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Lately I've been carrying 2 tire levers and a spare tube in my jersey.....that's it, unless it's a ride over 2 hours, then I'll bring food.
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Jersey - 3 pockets:

Gu (or nothing), Cell Phone, Garage Door Opener

Bag:

State ID (license stays home)
emergency contact info card
key-fob credit card
$20
tools, 1 tire, CO2, patchkit
asthma inhaler (haven't needed it yet)
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saddlebag:
tube, levers, cell phone, patch kit, $5, keys, ID

Nothing usually in the jersey pockets unless I need a spare bottle or something to eat.
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Jersey

Cell Phone
Clif Bar

Saddle Bag

Clif Bar
Money
Credit card
Drivers License
Keys
Spare Tube
Puncture repair Kit with tire levers
Co2 Inflater Duals as hand pump
2 Co2 Cartridges
Multi tool (9mm Box wrench, 8/10mm Open end wrench, 4/5/6/8mm Allen wrenches, Flat & Phillips screwdriver, 3 sizes of spoke wrench, chain tool)
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Originally Posted by woodcycl
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The left glove is for snot, the right glove is for sweat.
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Jersey:
Food
Cleat covers
ID/credit card/cash

Bag:
Tube
Patch kit
Phone
Multi-tool
CO2 inflator w/ one loaded cartridge
2 CO2 catridges
Spare car key
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Saddlebag:
Park multi tool
1 tube
Patch kit and numerous left over patches from other kits.
1 allen wrench that my multi tool does not have.
PSI gauge since I tend to pump up my tires at work.
Spare cleat bolt.

Jersey:
Mp3 player (Gasp!)
Cliff bar in the morning.
Bus ticket in the afternoon
cell phone.

I won't even start with my commuting pannier(s).
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I used to shove everything else into the saddle bag or a CamelBak, but I carry so little on most rides that I think putting it in my jersey pockets is just fine. I have a zip lock bag with a spare tube, a glueless patch kit, three tire levers, two $20 bills, and two $1 bills. When I go ride, I throw my keys, driver's license, medical insurance card, and credit card in there, too. That bag goes in my middle jersey pocket. Depending on ride distance, I may put Clif bars in my other pockets. I've been thinking that perhaps I should carry a small multitool, too. That probably would get thrown into the zip lock bag along with the other stuff.

Oh, as for an inflation device, my pump is mounted on the bike.
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Saddlebag:
Topeak Multi-Tool
Tire levers
Spare tube
Patch kit
Spare cleat bolt
house keys

Jersey:
Always cash/ID/ATM card/Medical Insurance card (in case of bad wreck)
if I'm within NYC, a Metrocard for the subway just in case
Usually cell phone
If it's really long, I keep gels, cell phone and stuff in a Bento box, otherwise in jersey pocket

No CO2, just a mini-pump mounted alongside a water bottle cage
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Jersey: Mini pump, clif bar.
Saddlebag: Keys, cash, Various ID, MetroCard, 2 tubes, patch kit, Topeak Alien, Celly.
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I carry everything in my jersey (1 tube, CO2 kit, small wallet). Cleaner and more aero than a saddle bag.
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Things I dont need or hope I dont need go in the bag. Others, like food, ID and phone go in Jersey. Later.
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saddle bag: Park multi-tool, patch kit, CO2 inflator w/ 2 cartridges, money, keys (if not riding from home), cell phone

jersey: lip balm, Clif Bars and/or gels. Sometimes what's left over from a bottle of water or gatorade that won't fit in my Polar's if I stop during the ride.

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Left jersey pocket:
cash, ID/ATM, keys

Center:
2 pedros tire levers, Park Super patches, tube, and Crank Bros Multi-17 wrapped in a linen cloth (diaper)
Crank Bros mini-pump

Right:
cell phone and sometimes Gel and/or Clif bar

No saddle bag, ever.
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Jersey: Wallet, keys, spare tube, patch kit, 2 tire irons, spoke wrench (summer setup).

Bag: Bag? What bag??

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