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  1. #1
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    Cool What's in your bag?

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    I love those features in magazines where they ask about your handbag and the contents. So, for my amusement - what kind of bags do you have on your bike and what all do you keep in it? (i also love the unusual and unexpected things.)

    Pictures would be great too.
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  2. #2
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    I have a seat bag and Axiom Magellen rack/trunk bag. In the seat bag I keep tools and patch kit and attach my keys to the key lanyard inside the bag. In my trunk bag (I'm a 3 day a week commuter-- 15 miles one way) I keep sunblock, granola bars, lunch, and sometimes a book to read on my lunch break. Side pockets usually contain, spare cash (emergency use), wallet, and maps.

    Nothing too unusual but, I just started commuting

  3. #3
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    The only unusual thing is the remote control to the garage door opener.

  4. #4
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    I have an Altura Fusion day pack on my Bob Jackson and in it are,

    2 spare inner tubes
    Park glueless patches
    tacx tyre levers
    Topeak Mini9 multi tool
    Park mini-chain brute chain tool
    I pair of surgical gloves
    SKS mini-pump
    1 dustbin liner ( for putting on the ground under bars and seat if I need to turn the bike upside down to fix p*ncture while on a ride).
    Hi-viz cycling waterproof jacket
    a few wet-wipes in a poly-bag for hand cleaning

    My iphone would also be in the bag while I'm out on a ride but obviously doesn't live there all the time.
    Last edited by ScaldedCat; 06-11-2010 at 01:41 PM.

  5. #5
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    In the bag on the top tube: pocket pack of tissues, cell phone (in plastic bag, in case of rain), inhaler, maybe some gu, yellow lenses for sunglasses if sunset is possible during ride.

    In seat wedge: stuff to repair flat tire, mini-tool, band-aids in various sizes, teeny bottle of hand sanitizer, keys, jimi wallet with ID etc., and a tampon.

  6. #6
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    I have a very small saddle bag on my road bike that contains:
    1 or 2 spare tubes (depending)
    tire levers
    hex wrench thing for quick adjustments
    latex gloves
    Action Wipes

  7. #7
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    I have the larger-sized Topeak wedge bags, the one that's expandable, since I'm one of those people who feels the need to carry everything but the kitchen sink with them. In it, I have:

    -2 spare tubes
    -a tampon
    -CO2 inflator plus two cartridges
    -A power gel, in case I run out or forget my Clif blocks.
    -Alien XS multitool with chain tool
    -tire levers
    -tiny notebook (the pencil has disappeared)
    -a few doses of benadryl
    -a couple bandaids.

    I really want a tiny comprehensive first aid kit, or at least condiment-type packages of antiseptic ointment and the like. Any suggestions?
    At least I don't leave slime trails.
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  8. #8
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    I'm going to start carrying around a headless doll just in case someone ever stops me to ask that.
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  9. #9
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    Owlie yo kill me. I'm always concerned of the bike shop guy finding my tampon.
    I have an expandable bag which has
    spare tube
    tyre levers
    granola bag
    fortified jelly beans, yes electrolytes and all
    my cell and $$
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyclicChick View Post
    Owlie yo kill me. I'm always concerned of the bike shop guy finding my tampon.

    Guys know by now that women use tampons.
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    2010 Trek FX 7.6 WSD/stock bontrager

  11. #11
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    Unless it's like the 15-year-old kid the LBS at home employs, largely for sales but they're teaching him some of the mechanical stuff too. In which case, well, he needs to learn this stuff anyway. No one ever died of embarrassment. (And if I take my bike to the shop, the bag comes off anyway.)
    At least I don't leave slime trails.
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    2009 Giant Avail 3 |Specialized Jett 143

    2013 Charge Filter Apex| Specialized Jett 143
    1996(?) Giant Iguana 630|Specialized Riva


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  12. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyclicChick View Post
    fortified jelly beans, yes electrolytes and all
    Jelly Belly Sport Beans?

    I love the fruit punch ones, but I can't find them here anymore. They also turned my tongue a crazy bright pink color!

  13. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Owlie View Post
    I have the larger-sized Topeak wedge bags, the one that's expandable, since I'm one of those people who feels the need to carry everything but the kitchen sink with them. In it, I have:

    -2 spare tubes
    -a tampon
    -CO2 inflator plus two cartridges
    -A power gel, in case I run out or forget my Clif blocks.
    -Alien XS multitool with chain tool
    -tire levers
    -tiny notebook (the pencil has disappeared)
    -a few doses of benadryl
    -a couple bandaids.

    I really want a tiny comprehensive first aid kit, or at least condiment-type packages of antiseptic ointment and the like. Any suggestions?
    Owlie,
    I think you must have been looking in my bag when you wrote this list! I also have a couple bucks and a small tube of sunscreen.
    Last edited by abejita; 06-11-2010 at 07:35 PM.
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  14. #14
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    No bags...
    But, I keep phone, ID, and food in my jersey pockets
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  15. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen View Post

    Guys know by now that women use tampons.
    I'd rather have some guy at the LBS find my tampon than be caught without when I need it.

    And since they have no need to look in my seat bag, it serves them right if they snoop around and find something that freaks them out. Which is another reason to pack that headless doll..

 

 

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