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Junk in the trunk

Old 07-06-10, 01:38 PM
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Junk in the trunk

Okay so for a noob, what would you recommend to keep in my carrying case? It can't hold too much but I want to make sure I keep what I might need out there in the field.

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Old 07-06-10, 01:55 PM
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Most will recommend an extra tube, tire levers, and a CO2 pump with an extra cartridge or two. I usually just carry my cell phone and wallet, however, and if I get a flat (which hasn't happened this summer yet, knock on wood) I just plan on calling my house to get someone to come pick me up. It's a lazy option but my bike doesn't even have quick releases on the wheels so changing a tire on the road isn't an option.
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2 tubes, 3x12gm co2's, quick inflator, tire levers (obvious)
1x4mm, 1x5mm, 1x6mm allen key (will cover just about every bolt on a bike)
2x$1 bills (can use as cash or as a boot in an emergency), 1x$10 bill (great for buying drinks/food)
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I carry an extra tube, patch kit, tire lever and a multi-tool. Has been all I've needed in the past 5 years.

My friend carries a bunch more than that, but she does very long distance rides. 300k+
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in my bag i put an extra tube, patch kit, hex keys, 3 tire levers and 5 bucks just in case i gotta stop somewhere for drinks. I also got a pump but that connects to the top tube
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Stuff to change at least one flat. This includes a spare tube OR patch kit (I recommend a spare tube, if not both), tire levers, and some form of air (either a pump or co2) After that keep enough space for your ID, health insurance card, keys, cell phone, and possibly money or a credit card.

Not necessary, but you could carry a small mini tool, some food, extra tubes or co2, etc.
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I had Three spare tubes and used them all yesterday on a 86 mile ride.
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I had Three spare tubes and used them all yesterday on a 86 mile ride.

riding them cobbles?..
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riding them cobbles?..
That might have been more fun.
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riding them cobbles?..
That might have been more fun.
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Originally Posted by ptle View Post
Stuff to change at least one flat. This includes a spare tube OR patch kit (I recommend a spare tube, if not both), tire levers, and some form of air (either a pump or co2) After that keep enough space for your ID, health insurance card, keys, cell phone, and possibly money or a credit card.

Not necessary, but you could carry a small mini tool, some food, extra tubes or co2, etc.
This. My personal suggestion is 1 tube and 1 patch kit.
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Compact 9mm or .380 semi-auto, or .38 snubnose revolver.

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After reading the title of this thread, the content disappoints, especially coming off the pretty girl on wheels in Burnaby, B.C. thread.
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3 condoms & Astroglide along with all that other useless stuff.
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