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how much stuff do you carry with you.....?

Old 08-27-11, 06:27 PM
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1 tire lever
1 tube
1 co2 with inflator
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Old 08-27-11, 06:41 PM
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What kind of Camelback do you guys have??
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I carry:
Water Bottle
Spoke wrench (wheel problems will be done away with in 3-8 weeks)THANKS PSIMET!
Phone
Snack.
I should probably carry a tube+inflation...

On the bike: Cateye enduro 8 computer (Nothing special)

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Originally Posted by Adam Hicks View Post
What kind of Camelback do you guys have??
I think theirs includes the camel.

Seatbag: Two tire levers, CO2 inflator w/three cartridges, patch kit, multitool, $10 (unless I know I'll need more)

Jersey, right pocket: Cell with photocopies of ID and medical insurance card, all in a baggie; gels for longer rides, truck keys if I drive to where I'm riding.

Jersey, center pocket: Baggie with two spare tubes on shorter rides. On longer rides, my third bottle goes there and I switch the tubes to the left pocket.

Jersey, left pocket: Cleat covers; spare tubes as well on longer rides.

Two bottle cages in the normal locations. <15 miles I take one bottle, 15-30 miles I take two. >30 miles with known convenience store stops I stick with two and refill when needed; if I'm riding that far in unknown territory I'll take three.
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Old 08-27-11, 08:04 PM
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Seatbag: Two tire levers, tube, valve extender tool, patch kit, multitool, tire boot.

Jersey, right pocket: Cash in the zipper pocket, gels, powerbars.

Jersey, center pocket: Cell in a baggie, pump,

Jersey, left pocket: keys and wrappers from food consumed.

Two bottle cages in the normal locations.
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Old 08-27-11, 10:54 PM
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Retired the seatbag everything in jersey pockets now.

tube/tire levers/co2 all wrapped together.
phone
ID and some cash
clif blocks or gel
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Old 08-27-11, 11:29 PM
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Mini pump
CO2 inflator
2 CO2 cartridges
Multi-tool that uncludes a chain tool, tire levers, spoke wrenches, and much more
Spare tube
2+ Glueless patches
2 tire boots
2 gloves
Phone
Keys
Shock pump (if riding my mountain bike)
Bars, gels, water, energy drink, lights, and warmer layers as needed.

I also carry lunch if I'm riding to work.
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Old 08-27-11, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by scale View Post
I think the lock thing can be put to good use. If i get stranded i can leave my bike locked down like fort knox and take a cab or ride and then zip back down my car to pick up my bike. Thats my theroy anyway. That and locking it up good if i go inside anywhere. Too many horror stories here about losing bikes (aka..i only ran in for 5 minutes...came back out and my locks where destroyed and my bike gone). I finally found a bike that fits well. It took a couple years to find what i wanted and i would go crazy if it was stolen.
if you take a cab, most likely you can put the bike in the trunk. there is no lock that is really secure.
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Old 08-27-11, 11:51 PM
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Wallet, Keys, Phone,
Saddle bag in jersey pocket 'cos it broke.
Saddle bag contains x1 tube, x1 Park Multi tool, x2 tyre levers, x1 co2 + inflater, Old I.D.

On bike:
NiteLight (you all call it a Magicshine)
Planet Bike superflash.
1 carbon cage
500ml biddon

All up about another 1.2kg of stuff.
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Old 08-27-11, 11:52 PM
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I carry my Permanent Resident card. S.C Drivers License. Blue cross & blue Shield card.Debit Card.RoadId.If the ride is over 40K.
two bidons
two energy gels.
Tire Levers.
Spare Tube.
A Tire Lever.
CO2 and inflator.
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Old 08-28-11, 09:38 AM
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Most of you seem to carry a heck of a lot of unnecessary crap. Many more than I carry in my car even. I carry what I either use or I am likely to use. Stopped carrying a mini tool about a year ago as I've needed one 0 times in the last 10 years!!

Carrying now:

-2 water bottles in their cages
-L jersey pocket: One used pre-glue tubular, 2 plastic tire levers, one mini pump all neatly compacted inside of a sunglass bag.
-Middle jersey pocket: iPhone, $10, and hand written ID/Info card in case someone that finds me is too stupid to find or read/use the 2 different RoadID I wear all inside a small ziplock bag!!
-R jersey pocket: nothing or 1-2 Bonkbreaker bars or any food. Car keys only if I drive to ride location, which is hardly ever. House key I hide somewhere by front door so I don't have to carry it. Haven't used gels in years. Too much real state for what they provide!
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Old 08-28-11, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by dgasmd View Post
Most of you seem to carry a heck of a lot of unnecessary crap. Many more than I carry in my car even. I carry what I either use or I am likely to use. Stopped carrying a mini tool about a year ago as I've needed one 0 times in the last 10 years!!

Carrying now:

-2 water bottles in their cages
-L jersey pocket: One used pre-glue tubular, 2 plastic tire levers, one mini pump all neatly compacted inside of a sunglass bag.
-Middle jersey pocket: iPhone, $10, and hand written ID/Info card in case someone that finds me is too stupid to find or read/use the 2 different RoadID I wear all inside a small ziplock bag!!
-R jersey pocket: nothing or 1-2 Bonkbreaker bars or any food. Car keys only if I drive to ride location, which is hardly ever. House key I hide somewhere by front door so I don't have to carry it. Haven't used gels in years. Too much real state for what they provide!
Thanks, Judgy McJudgerson Everything in my pack is based on past experiences, and being more of a utilitarian, require all of it at some time during the week. I don't drive hardly anywhere during the summer, so any errands that need to be run aside from a large grocery run can be addressed from what I carry with me.
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things i carry:

-one rotary phone
-26x1 3/8s tire (just in case)
-pocket dishing tool
-pocket truing stand
- extra chain
-chain breaker
- 2 towels: one large and one small
-roll of tissue
-small box of snacks
-1 camelbak (inside backpack)
-9 patch kits
-1 spare tube
-2 spare tubes
-magnesium tire levers
-spyglass
-kaleidoscope
-3 tabs LSD
-jump rope
-and a pump/first aid kit
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Old 08-28-11, 09:57 AM
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-2 tubes
-3 co2 cartidges +inflator
-1 boot and 1 grease monkey wipe
-1 pedros tire lever
-id+money
-water x1 or x2
-gu or similar product
-house or car key
-multi-tool
-phone
* tubes and snacks go into the jersey
*everything else fits in a small (45) saddle bag.
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Old 08-28-11, 11:33 AM
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Tube,patches,mini pump,cell phone,keys,wallet.
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Originally Posted by abstractform20 View Post
-2 tubes
-3 co2 cartidges +inflator
-1 boot and 1 grease monkey wipe
-1 pedros tire lever
-id+money
-water x1 or x2
-gu or similar product
-house or car key
-multi-tool
-phone
* tubes and snacks go into the jersey
*everything else fits in a small (45) saddle bag.
ow come you don't carry an abacus? You will regret not having one!!
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Old 08-29-11, 06:42 AM
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c'mon..seriously...a spare tube????

Originally Posted by abstractform20 View Post
things i carry:

-one rotary phone
-26x1 3/8s tire (just in case)
-pocket dishing tool
-pocket truing stand
- extra chain
-chain breaker
- 2 towels: one large and one small
-roll of tissue
-small box of snacks
-1 camelbak (inside backpack)
-9 patch kits
-1 spare tube
-2 spare tubes
-magnesium tire levers
-spyglass
-kaleidoscope
-3 tabs LSD
-jump rope
-and a pump/first aid kit
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Well, after a flat today, Im carrying a tube+lezyne pressure drive pump. Might carry a CO2 as well. Havent used the pump yet. So I dont know if I need to extra juice of the CO2 or not.
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On short rides (<30 miles) I carry:
- 2 tubes
- 2 CO2
- Inflator
- 3 tire levers
- 2 bottles w/ water
- ID
- $20 cash
- cell phone
- house keys

On longer rides (<100 miles):
- +1 bottle w/ electrolytes
- +1 tube
- +2 CO2
- some sort of solid food

I haven't been on rides longer than 100 miles, so I don't know what I'd carry.
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Old 08-29-11, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by scale View Post
Am i nuts for carrying so much crap or are water shoes or flip flops not a bad idea?

I have everything but the kitchen sink with me already it would seem.
It's not just the amount of stuff, but you seem to have so much redundancy here. You have:

Kryptonite ULOCK
Cable Lock with Combination lock
Kryptonite Cable
How often are you locking up on your 25milers? I don't even carry a lock at all on my out-and-backs from home. If I think I might stop somewhere for lunch or coffee, I will carry a snowboard lock (these things are great!) which is small, lightweight and does minimum-security duty just fine. You wouldn't want to be out of eyesight of your bike, but provides a level of comfort to go in and order coffee, for example.

Pedal Wrench
Alien II Multi Tool
Pedal wrench? Seriously? I think this is really not necessary. Besides, I used to have an alien tool and it had an emergency pedal wrench; not sure how well it would work -- never had to use it though (which is kind of my point).

Tactial flashlight head light
Planet Bike Power Beam headlight
Why not just get a decent headlight and stick with just that?
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Old 08-29-11, 02:53 PM
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I carry a spare frame, just in case. Maybe that's why cycling gives me a sore back. Never can be too careful, though.

My biggest worry is wrecking two frames on a ride.
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A tube, a small frame pump, patch kit, tire boot, tire levers, multi tool, phone, money.

Food in the jersey pockets.
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