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What's in your saddle bag ? (if you use one )(7 posts)

What's in your saddle bag ? (if you use one )eayste
Jul 22, 2003 9:31 PM
On a recent ride I had.
I found myself on the side of a road with not only a flat tire but a nice 4mm tear in the side wall of my front tire.
Did I hit the right rock the wrong way or
the wrong rock the right way ?
Who knows.
So while I'm fixing this so I can get home ,
I was wondering . What else is good to carry ?
I normally carry
3 or 4 CO2 Cartidges.
the nozzle for the CO2.
Two $1 dollar bills. Great for a temporary fix for side wall tears and that ever needed energy bar during a bonk.
one tire lever
glueless patches
a shrader to presta valve adapter
and a mutli-tool.
So far this has gotten me out of a few tight spots without calling for help.
So what's everyone else have ?
re: What's in your saddle bag ? (if you use one )CHRoadie
Jul 23, 2003 6:29 AM
I generally carry:
1 spare tube
2 tire levers
3 CO2 cartridges
Ultraflate CO2 thingy
patch kit (for the second flat)
Park Tools tire shims (they have adhesive, so you don't have to worry about them moving when you put the tire back on)
re: What's in your saddle bag ? (if you use one )cydswipe
Jul 23, 2003 7:11 AM
I carry:
2 rolls of Lifesavers(I'm diabetic)
2 Powerbars
Patch kit (plastic box from BestBikeBuys)
Presta/schrader adapter(in box)
Tire levers
7 dollars(in box)
Victorinox Multi tool
Victorinox "swiss army" knife
1 Gu gel
see the linkJS Haiku Shop
Jul 23, 2003 7:26 AM
Iwannapodiumgirl "Midweek survey - saddle bag, jersey pocket or bidon?" 6/4/03 7:19am
re: What's in your saddle bag ? (if you use one )Andy M-S
Jul 23, 2003 1:02 PM
It's here on my desk. Lemme check:

In my seat bag, I have the basics:

1. A spare tube.

2. A patch kit

3. A powerbar (I'm Diabetic, so this is important)

4. A Quik-Stik tire lever (you only need one!)

5. An SRAM 9-speed power link. Just in case.

6. Well, not in the bag--I have a Zefal hpX under my top tube.

This is my kit for short (<40 miles)/fast/and or supported rides...for longer rides, I have a Carradice saddlebag in back or a JANDD handlebar bag up front, and I add a Topeak Alien, some Shimano chain pins, a small cable lock, more food, some money, maybe some Bag Balm and sunscreen and whatever extra clothing I feel like I need to carry. If I'm going out late or for a long ride, I'll toss an LED headlight into the bag (I always have an LED taillight on the bike).
A whole lotPaulNYC
Jul 23, 2003 4:18 PM
I've got:
(2) tubes
(1) Patch kit with two masterpins and 1 connex masterlink
(1) CO2 inflator
(3) CO2 cartridges
(1) Train pass
(1) Topeak Alien

It sure weighs alot.
re: What's in your saddle bag ? (if you use one )gav
Jul 23, 2003 9:43 PM
I carry:
1x Spare Tube
2x Tire Levers
2x CO2 Cartridges
1x CO2 Head
1x Park Multi-tool
1x Patch Kit