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nickdodson2409



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:44 am    Post subject: What to carry on a ride Reply with quote

Hello

What are the main things to carry on your bike and in you jersey on a bike ride

Thanks

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J450N



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saddle Pack containing crank bros multitool, puncture repair kit, oaty snack bars, zippy bag with some Morrisons fruit pastels.

2ltr Camelbak, containing still spring water with a couple of high 5 zero tabs, a lezzyne mini pump, a water proof (ish) Jacket, a smart phone.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

J450N wrote:
Saddle Pack containing crank bros multitool, puncture repair kit, oaty snack bars, zippy bag with some Morrisons fruit pastels.

2ltr Camelbak, containing still spring water with a couple of high 5 zero tabs, a lezzyne mini pump, a water proof (ish) Jacket, a smart phone.


And thats just for going to the corner shop Laughing

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nickdodson2409



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh haha

atm i carry

Mulitool with Chain Brake
3 Power Links
Tyre Leavers
Super Patch Kit

What else do i need

Thanks

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It makes me laugh when I see people with back packs bursting at the seams riding bikes, better off getting a taxi!
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nickdodson2409



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha i just bang it all in a small saddle bag
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got my camelbak on my lap as I type this, so as I rummage will put what I find!!

Pump
Shock pump
Spare tube
leeches
latex gloves (oo-er!! lol)
Adjustable spanner
Pliers
Tyre levers
Allen Key tool
Chain Splitter
Two screwdrivers (one flat, one pozidrive)
Aldi lights
Energy Bar
Energy Gel
High5 Zero tablets
Endura Pakajacket

Then for every ride 2 litres of water with a couple of high5's in, a banana and two nutrigrains. And of course phone, wallet and car keys!!

God that sounds overkill!! Daren't take any of it out of there though for fear of needing it one day!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i dont go anywhere remote enough to need an apocalypse survival bag!

in my 2litre argos hydration pack is

two allen keys(does everything really except BB
tyre levers
puncture repair kit
munchies bars
rainproof jacket(single layer)
pump
phone

sorted Very Happy
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jgmu97



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Off the top of my head:

Ordnance Survey Map
First Aid Kit
Mini Pump
Spare Tube
Tyre Levers
Glueless Patch Kit
Multi Tool
T25 Tool
Couple of zip ties
Chain Tool
Spare Gear Cable
Quick Link
2p Coin (perfect HollowTech 2 tool)
Mobile Phone

2 Litre Hydration Bladder (only just got this, what an improvement!)
Couple of Flapjacks / Trail Bars / Bananas / Chocolate Bars (depending on what i have at home, usually chocolates or bananas)

All that is in the pack pretty much every ride... The tools are all in a saddle bag but i keep it in my pack as it just rattles around if its on the bike. It keeps them all together tho which is handy. Then if im going out all day, or in unpredictable weather

Waterproof Jacket
Small Chain Lock
Money
Lights

If im on my Fixed Gear, i have another Saddle bag which i swap over. This has 700c Tube instead, a mini adjustable spanner (most fixings are bolts , not allen key as its retro) small allen key set and a 15mm spanner for wheels

Thats just about it

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Fidius



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

normally this or similar

some fluid
inner-tube
phone
keys
money
cereal bar
banana
satsuma
cheapo multi tool
mini pump
Tyre levers
waterproof jacket - if the weather looks sh*t
a selfie of me
don't bother with first aid kit just bleed out Wink
or a map because everytime i go out the wife tells me to get lost Shocked

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Hammy



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honey sandwich.

Don't bother with all the other crap, leave that to others.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nickdodson2409 wrote:
oh haha

atm i carry

Mulitool with Chain Brake
3 Power Links
Tyre Leavers
Super Patch Kit

What else do i need

Thanks


Bare minimum, you obviously also need some sort of pump and TBH, also a spare tube and a tyre boot.

Patch kits are OK for most flattenings but sometimes you actually need a replacement tube, like if a valve leaks or you get a giant gash in it that a patch can't do.

A tyre boot will fix a hole in the tyre wall if you're unlucky and blow it out. In such a case, no matter how many tubes or patches you have, when you pump it up, the tyre will poke through and explode as you inflate it.

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Dalby Rider



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my Osprey I carry:

Water

Haribos

Bike Multi Tool

Survival Multi Tool (weighs nothing and can be quite handy)

Chain Links

Powerlinks

Glueless Patch Kit (pretty much pointless as running tubeless but I think you can stick it on the inside of your tyre if you do get a puncture? Can anybody clear me up on that?)

Tyre Boot

Tyre Levers

Bog roll

Pump

Inner Tube

Zip Ties

First Aid Kit

Survival Blanket

Waterproof

Phone

Money

All this in a small 6 litre pack, sounds a lot but doesn't weigh too much and take up too much room. Very Happy

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spacemonkey



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Water (how much depends on how long I'm out)
Multi tool
Leeches (to be used if it's raining)
Puncture repair kit (to be used when it's dry)
First aid kit (small)
Tube
Pump
9 bars and some jelly
Tyre levers

More than likely left out something but that's about it.
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bikinginthesun



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey...

I am from India. If you want to know what I carry for mountain biking go through this link..

http://goo.gl/cNdNoz

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