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lightest option for carrying a tube and co2, etc

Old 06-18-11, 07:59 PM
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lightest option for carrying a tube and co2, etc

including a couple of plastic levers and a c02 adapter?
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Old 06-18-11, 08:06 PM
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Jersey pocket.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Jersey pocket.
Nope...ride with friends that carry everything.
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Old 06-18-11, 08:21 PM
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Nope...ride with friends that carry everything.
They won't ride with you for long.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Jersey pocket.
thats it right there! i dont use a seat bag. i dont understand why some people wear jerseys with pockets and dont put anything in them.

anyways i put co2, levers, patch kit, and some tools in a sunglass bag so its always there together and ready to go. i keep the bag with a spare tube in my helmet so i dont forget them. this seems to work for me.
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Originally Posted by FXjohn View Post
including a couple of plastic levers and a c02 adapter?
Take a Genuine Innovations Air Chuck and barely screw a 16g cartridge into it - far enough so they're together but not far enough to puncture the seal. Wrap an ultralite tube around it. Use a rubber band to hold one the tire lever to the tube.
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Take a Genuine Innovations Air Chuck and barely screw a 16g cartridge into it - far enough so they're together but not far enough to puncture the seal. Wrap an ultralite tube around it. Use a rubber band to hold one the tire lever to the tube.
just one tire lever?
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I use one but some tire/rim combinations might need two. Some people use only fingers.
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ok, jersey pocket is the winner.

what about lightest seat wedge?
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i carry an empty co2 with a filed down tire lever...oh, and a zip tie, because they always come in handy (its carbon).
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Originally Posted by abstractform20 View Post
i carry an empty co2 with a filed down tire lever...oh, and a zip tie, because they always come in handy (its carbon).
thanks captain clownshoes. do you drill holes in the empty co2 chamber, genius?
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Originally Posted by FXjohn View Post
thanks captain clownshoes. do you drill holes in the empty co2 chamber, genius?
doh! sorry, i forgot to mention the tube. i dont carry one, i use a patch kit (44 grams).
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Originally Posted by abstractform20 View Post
doh! sorry, i forgot to mention the tube. i dont carry one, i use a patch kit (44 grams).
dud patches to match the empty co2 tubes. yuk yuk.
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Originally Posted by FXjohn View Post
ok, jersey pocket is the winner.

what about lightest seat wedge?
http://www.totalcycling.com/index.ph...urrency&id=USD
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Lightest is a patch kit with no tubes, small nozzle and CO2, and 1 wedge. I wouldnt recommend it though.

I use a seat bag (and not the lightest) because I hate having things in my jersey pockets. I guess its ok for an hour or so, but anything longer gets annoying.
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
Nope...ride with friends that carry everything.
I was about to say "hire a follow vehicle"
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Originally Posted by FXjohn View Post
ok, jersey pocket is the winner.

what about lightest seat wedge?
what do you need a seat wedge for?
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Old 06-19-11, 02:00 AM
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If you carry 2 spare tubes, 2 or 3 co2 cartridges, co2 adapter thing, metal and plastic tire levers, cash , credit card, allen wrenches, etc. you'll probably never need any of it.
I put this stuff in a little outdoor research zip up baggy in 2 separate jersey pockets.
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My seat bag probably weighs less that the 1/2" of saddle bag I can pinch that sits around my waist. My jersey pockets have my money clip/phone in a baggie, my cleat covers and a cliff bar. That's enough for me. My saddle bag has a tube, patch kit, 1 lever, 2 12g co2 cartridges, 2 tire boots and a multi-tool. Overall, it's all pretty light.
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My seat bag probably weighs less that the 1/2" of saddle bag I can pinch that sits around my waist. My jersey pockets have my money clip/phone in a baggie, my cleat covers and a cliff bar. That's enough for me. My saddle bag has a tube, patch kit, 1 lever, 2 12g co2 cartridges, 2 tire boots and a multi-tool. Overall, it's all pretty light.
why the 12g and not 16g?
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Originally Posted by FXjohn View Post
just one tire lever?
I have never used more than one tire lever to change a tire. I put the tire on using my hands until I get to about the last four inches of tire. Then, I use the single tire lever to finish the job.
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I try not to put anything in my pockets I'm not willing to fall on.

YMMV
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After hearing a lot about RAAM, I think the lightest option is for all that stuff to go in your team car, along with the guy that knows how to use it in a hurry.
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