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Midweek survey - saddle bag, jersey pocket or bidon?(21 posts)

Midweek survey - saddle bag, jersey pocket or bidon?Iwannapodiumgirl
Jun 3, 2003 2:26 PM
Where do you keep your stuff (spare tube/tyre, levers, etc etc) when you ride?

In a saddle bag, one of your jersey pockets, a converted drink bottle (top cut off and stuff stuffed in!) or somewhere else that I can't mention as this is a moderated board!

Iwannapodium girl (even one with blue hair!)
Saddle bag on road bike, undecided on fixed gear bike nmPdxMark
Jun 3, 2003 2:33 PM
re: Midweek survey - saddle bag, jersey pocket or bidon?MrCelloBoy
Jun 3, 2003 2:50 PM
Tandem: Tools & Tube in "stealth" bottle. Mini pump on frame.
Road bike: same, but full-size Zefal frame mt. pump
Mtb: Tools & tube in seat pack. Mini pump on frame.
Jersey Pocket:Tube/levers/co2/airchuckspc15
Jun 3, 2003 3:34 PM
In the other pockets go gu and assorted energy bars/sandwiches depending on the ride length
most stuff in saddle bag ....BUT....Frith
Jun 3, 2003 3:42 PM
I noticed recently that I'm getting some rub on my shorts and that just won't I'm on the hunt for a sleeker saddle bag. Here's what goes in though
1 Tube
2 tire irons
couple of patches and glue
wallet (I carry a very thin wallet)
couple of allen keys
house keys
In the jersey pockets go cell phone and fig newtons.
I forgot....Frith
Jun 3, 2003 3:44 PM
In my saddle bag I also keep 2 16g co2 cartridges and a co2 chuck.
saddle bag - tools/tubes. jersey pocket for food/cloths/pgr/celluksrfr
Jun 3, 2003 3:46 PM
sometimes pocket sometimes bag.....african
Jun 3, 2003 3:57 PM
for TT bike I use pockets, for road bike I have a small colnago seat bag.
Jersey Pockets All the Way NMmapei boy
Jun 3, 2003 4:03 PM
jersey pocket except for airmoschika
Jun 3, 2003 4:24 PM
i have my pump or CO2 on the bike, everything else in my pocket. never cared much for bags. i seem to notice the weight on the bike more then on my back.
Blue hair would be different, Jersey Pocket. nmJuanmoretime
Jun 3, 2003 5:10 PM
All overAtombomber
Jun 3, 2003 5:22 PM
Tubes and levers strapped under seat, pump on waterbottle cage, small tools in jersey.
other than foodgrandemamou
Jun 3, 2003 5:26 PM
1 tube, 1 co2 cart. tire levers and spare Connex link in my jersey pocket. Used to carry alot of junk but in 20+ years of cycling I've honestly never needed it. Also, a cell phone with the ringer turned off.
I'm A Pocket PersonGregory Taylor
Jun 3, 2003 5:32 PM
I've got my crap down to a manageable level -

- tool, tube, tire levers, money in center pocket

- CO2 inflator and 3 cartridges, picture ID, and house keys in right pocket

- food (Poptarts) in the left. Arm warmers and cleat covers go there too...
Spare water bottle. I can fit more in than by seat bag. nmDave Hickey
Jun 3, 2003 6:00 PM
saddle bag mostlybianchi boy
Jun 3, 2003 6:11 PM
I carry tools, a few spare parts and a tube in my saddle bag. Sometimes I carry a CO2 inflater with 3 cartridges, other times a frame-fit pump. In my pockets I carry ID, money, cleat covers, gel and energy bars.
If it ain't on my back, it stays home...nmOverStuffed
Jun 3, 2003 6:33 PM
none of the above.Steve_0
Jun 4, 2003 5:35 AM
Ultra-minimalist: tube repair, 1 tire iron, 3 hex keys and a minipump wrapped together and tied under the seat.

For races I untie the pack and put in the waterbottle with a spare tube.

For extreme distances I put the alian in my pocket.
depends on the rideJS Haiku Shop
Jun 4, 2003 5:53 AM
recently i've been carrying a very small seatpack and a few other items in jersey pockets, on rides <60 miles.


co2 inflator
1 tire tool
3 co2 cartridges

jersey pokets:

meds, id, etc.
another tube
garage opener or car key

of course without the huge camelbak and cavernous carradice bag, this feels really liberating.
Commuting vs. Trainingvindicator
Jun 4, 2003 6:13 AM
On my commute rides, I use a seatpost rack and a rack trunk to carry all my stuff - not only spare tubes, tire lever, cell phone, etc., but clean shorts and un-d-shirt for the ride home (or the dirties from that morning), "breakfast", a few papers for work, wallet, car keys, garage door opener, locker key, etc.

On training rides, I just use an under seat bag for tubes, lever, multi-tool, spare lenses, and cell phone.

Frame pump is mounted at all times.

I do bothMel Erickson
Jun 4, 2003 6:19 AM
Hard things like CO2 carts and inflator, minitool, cell phone, etc. in a small seatbag. I don't like the thought of wiping out with that stuff jabbing me in the back (especially the minitool, ouch!). I also think the cell phone (turned OFF) is better protected in the seat bag. Soft stuff like tube, patch kit, map, food, in my jersey pocket. Pump on the frame.