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seat bag, daypack or back pockets of jersey?

Old 02-25-09, 09:00 PM
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seat bag, daypack or back pockets of jersey?

Where do you carry your spare tire stuff, cell phone, munchies, etc? Seat bag, daypack, back pockets of jersey or jacket, or (this one disqualifies you from this thread) a pannier?
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Old 02-25-09, 09:03 PM
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Seat bag for my spare tube, CO2 and inflator, tire iron, $2 in change and a $5 bill.

Jersey pocket for cell phone, Little Debbie cake (sigh), garage door opener.
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seat bag for tube, CO2, tire levers, and handy-dandy cycling tool. jersey pockets for cell phone, CO2 inflater, gels, ipod
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Seatbag for tools and spare tube

Another spare tube, food and other neccessities in pockets.
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I used to use a saddle bag but haven't put one on my new bike, I just carry everything in my pockets.
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Saddle bag for most stuff. Jersey pockets for snacks.
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Seat bag for bike stuff (tube, inflator, levers, tools). Jersey pockets for "me stuff" (phone, ID, cash, maybe a snack bar or crackers). I add to that as needed and depending on the bike (one can take a basket on its rack).
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If you put stuff (tube, CO2, etc) in your back pocket, that is one thing more to find, and put in, and take out, and put back, and forget...etc. It takes me long enough to get going on a ride. Leave it in the saddle bag and forget about it until it is needed.
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I use a seatbag for the stuff that could get jammed into my internal organs when I crash.

Jersey pocket for snacks, and the small zip-loc bag with a credit card, ID, iphone and some cash.
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I notice you live in south Florida, so even for those long rides you never need space to carry extra warm clothing or a complete set of rain gear or extra socks or water, huh?

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If you put stuff (tube, CO2, etc) in your back pocket, that is one thing more to find, and put in, and take out, and put back, and forget...etc. It takes me long enough to get going on a ride. Leave it in the saddle bag and forget about it until it is needed.
+1. The stuff that goes on every ride, and isn't used off the bike stays in a seat bag; tube, minipump, patch kit, tire irons, multitool.

Stuff that isn't permanently with the bike, keys, cell phone, food, clothes, goes in pockets.
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A thin lumbar pack for the back support. (I'm old so bite me...) it has the usual permanent stuff in it and snacks etc. Wife busts my balls about carrying too much crap but oddly she only has a cliff shots in a jersey pocket but her blackberry is in my pack. hmmm
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Jersey pockets for the barbed wire, lighter, meat cleaver and whiskey. Seat bag for the dead bodies.
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My seat has a spare tubular attatched to it leaving me no room for a seat-bag.
I use three nicely packed zipper bags for my bring along stuff...
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Depends on the bike and the ride, so I don't have one answer.

I use a saddle bag (have four different sizes -- two which expand) for short rides, a small "handlebar bag" that is actually mounted low on a front rack and stabilized with a decaleur -- this design hasn't been surpassed in 60+ years -- on another bike. For rides over 200km, or in bad weather like today, I use a rear rack trunk (Arkell Tailrider) or the bike w/ front bag.

A backpack should be the grounds for disqualification, as it is by far the worst way to carry anything on a bike.
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For after work rides, weekend rides, centuries, randonnees, etc.:
Option #6: Handlebar bag and trunk bag.


For tours:
Option #7: Handlebar bag, trunk bag, panniers, and sometimes a fanny pack.
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Originally Posted by BridgeRider View Post
I notice you live in south Florida, so even for those long rides you never need space to carry extra warm clothing or a complete set of rain gear or extra socks or water, huh?

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I used to use a seat bag. Once, when I needed a tube, my spare had self destructed by banging around inside the seat bag. Plus the seat bag scratched the hell outta my seat post, and the velcro destroyed every pair of shorts I own.

I refuse to put one on my new bike. Now I use my jersey pockets exclusively.

When leaving for a really long ride, if my pockets are full, I'll put 1 clif bar under each leg of my shorts, and eat them at mile 20 and 40.
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Pockets only.
All equipment that is not food/nutrition/water is kept as light and efficient as possible.
The bike carries only water, no bags.
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This really shouldn't be an either/or question; I carry some stuff in the seatbag, other stuff in jersey pockets. I figure most folks do the same.
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You can fit more in your back pockets than you think. I usually have... tube, tire levers, co2 & inflator, small tools in one pocket. Keys & food in another. Cell phone and wallet in the last. Still room to take off layers/ gloves etc. You can also store your vest or long sleeve by folding it nicely and placing it between your jersey and back (it won't get too nasty if you wear a baselayer).
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Like many people, bike stuff (multitool, spare tube, patch kit, etc.) in a small saddle bag on the bike. Personal stuff (keys, food, wallet, and cell) in my pockets. Also a pump in my pockets. If it's nasty out and I'm by myself, I might throw an extra tube in the pocket as well. There's generally enough space left over in my pockets that I can stuff a rain jacket and/or arm warmers in there.

When I commute, all that stuff in my pockets goes in my backpack.
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