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Wave...goodbye to my keys, spare tube, tire tools and CO2 cartridges...

Old 05-28-14, 03:31 PM
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Put the keys you need on a carabiner. Hook the carabiner on the seat rail. Leave extra keys in the truck, I have developed key groups to easily switch keys off a single big ring into smaller sets depending on my task.

I needed new pet tags and the online place had a dog tag type tag that I had them engrave all my emergency info on, like a RoadID, but for a fraction on the cost.

Carabiner, key rings, pet tag probably cost me $10 total, and they are useful for more than the bike.

Otherwise the repair kit is for tools and necessary stuff for repairs (bus ticket and $20 count as tools).

Those kits that fit in the bottle cages always look nice to me also.

Or this looks BA to not worry about keys with the truck.

https://www.amazon.ca/HitchSafe-HS700.../dp/B000I66JEM

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Originally Posted by joeyduck
Put the keys you need on a carabiner. Hook the carabiner on the seat rail.

Sure, if you want to listen to your keys rattle incessantly.
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Originally Posted by danmc
I don't carry my car keys. I have a hide-a-key on my car. Keys are too heavy and cumbersome (although I carry a multi-tool that weighs like 30 pounds )
I do similar. Keys stay with the vehicle.
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Originally Posted by bt
who uses their saddle bag for keys and or cellphone??

seriously, bike repair stuff only.

Ditto. And why would you carry a whole wad of keys on a bike ride? when it comes to keys, I leave them all in the car except a single key or remote unlock fob which I put in my jersey pocket. I have my remote attached to my big key chain with a quick release so it's easy on easy off:


Plus I have a hidden key on every car I've owned since 1973, the first time I locked a key in my car.
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What a bunch of arrogant a-holes. Everybody here is an idiot.


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Originally Posted by Dudelsack
What a bunch of arrogant a-holes. Everybody here is an idiot.


Wrong thread, but I agree
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Originally Posted by RIRview
Sure, if you want to listen to your keys rattle incessantly.

Not if you ride smooth enough. Still a lot better than not having them.
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Awesome Strap Race. I use it on my MTB, and bought one for my road bike. Looks like they have a road-specific one now. (Good, because the MTB version was just a tad too big for road tube, lever, co2). These things cinch tight and eliminate the bag rattle.

Check them out: Backcountry Research - Makers of the AWESOME STRAPS
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Got my keys back. Thank you to who ever it was that found them and took the time to turn them into the trail office. Since I had ridden on on and off two different trails I was very fortunate. The county employee, who was very nice, didn't know who turned them in or where they were found. When I had gone back looking earlier in the day I notice the grass along side the trail was newly mowed...my truck key is pretty hacked up as if it was hit by the mower. But, it still works and I have office and house keys back.

I am still shopping for a new seat bag, and I am also going to try to figure out how to use the key-less entry on my truck. I'm not very electronically oriented and the dealer didn't set it up for me when I bought the truck a couple of years ago...I guess it is time. Thanks to everyone...or nearly everyone...for the good suggestions and ideas.
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I use a Chums wallet. It has a keyring. https://www.chums.com/category/walle...uct/surfshorts

For a seat bag I use the smallest Jandd bag.
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Originally Posted by Yankeetowner
Got my keys back. Thank you to who ever it was that found them and took the time to turn them into the trail office. Since I had ridden on on and off two different trails I was very fortunate. The county employee, who was very nice, didn't know who turned them in or where they were found. When I had gone back looking earlier in the day I notice the grass along side the trail was newly mowed...my truck key is pretty hacked up as if it was hit by the mower. But, it still works and I have office and house keys back.

I am still shopping for a new seat bag, and I am also going to try to figure out how to use the key-less entry on my truck. I'm not very electronically oriented and the dealer didn't set it up for me when I bought the truck a couple of years ago...I guess it is time. Thanks to everyone...or nearly everyone...for the good suggestions and ideas.
I think you can change the code without having the old one. When I get home I will look at mine to verify. It may be in your owners manual as well.
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Originally Posted by AgentRedlum
Awesome Strap Race. I use it on my MTB, and bought one for my road bike. Looks like they have a road-specific one now. (Good, because the MTB version was just a tad too big for road tube, lever, co2). These things cinch tight and eliminate the bag rattle.

Check them out: Backcountry Research - Makers of the AWESOME STRAPS
In the olden days, we (I) used to use a toe clip strap to cinch a spare tire, tube, and whatever, up against the seat rails. The problem for me with that kind of solution is that your stuff gets filthy, particularly somewhere the weather is often messy, like here in MI. Grit gets on your tube which could cause abrading upon installation, or at least adds a little more work to a roadside fix, and multitools get rusty (some non-stainless bits, anyway).

Speedsleev's Seatsleev is another take on the concept (Products | Speedsleev Retention System :: Welcome), one that perhaps offers a little more protection from tire spray and road grime. I haven't used one, and as much as I like the look of a pack tight to the seat, I'm feeling a little spoiled by the ease of use of the Scicon mount. That ballistic nylon Seatsleev is pretty cool looking, though, so I may give one a go at some point, just for the style!
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Originally Posted by seymour1910
I think you can change the code without having the old one. When I get home I will look at mine to verify. It may be in your owners manual as well.
This reminds me that my wife's car is so equipped, and the other day, she managed to lock her keys inside. Should've been no problem with the code, but we couldn't remember it! I need to reprogram it to something familiar, because we took off from the dealer with just the random code they put in.
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Originally Posted by Dave Cutter
I like the Topeak Aero Wedge. It come in three sizes and different configurations (attaching with clips or straps). I find the medium plenty roomy.


But the best solution for keys and money (and cell phone) is in a pocket. I keep money, phone, a photocopy DL and insurance card, and cash in a Ziploc bag in my center back jersey pocket. In the saddle bag I keep the spare tube, inflator, and tools.... and another stashed bit of cash.
I have this bag on both of my bikes. One of them I've had for 10 years. It's held up. The only thing I do different than your setup is I just take my wallet with me and put it in a ziplock/jersey pocket.
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Originally Posted by joeyduck
Put the keys you need on a carabiner. Hook the carabiner on the seat rail. Leave extra keys in the truck, I have developed key groups to easily switch keys off a single big ring into smaller sets depending on my task.

I needed new pet tags and the online place had a dog tag type tag that I had them engrave all my emergency info on, like a RoadID, but for a fraction on the cost.

Carabiner, key rings, pet tag probably cost me $10 total, and they are useful for more than the bike.

Is your rabies shot current?
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Originally Posted by bt
who uses their saddle bag for keys and or cellphone??

seriously, bike repair stuff only.
This.

I have a small nylon stuff sack (red or other bright color) that I put my keys, any money, ID, phone (in plastic baggie to keep dry), etc to put in my jersey pocket. I don't let all those items float around free in my pockets. More than once I have found a drivers license and/or credit card on the road that probably fell out as they fished around in their jersey pocket.

Bike/flat repair items go in the small seat sack and are only touched if I have a mechanical issue.
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