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This is my jersey pack....what do you take in yours?

Old 06-21-20, 01:16 PM
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Perhaps I have been unclear. I have saddlebags. I have used numerous, from Lezyne, Arundel, Aeroclam, you name it. I currently do not run a bag under the saddle on any of my bikes. Why? I don't like them.

My biggest frame has 8.5" of seatpost showing. Throw a pound under a saddle sitting 9-10" above the frame, and it's that inverted pendulum effect. I can feel the weight. I DON'T LIKE IT. I have other options. I choose those.
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Leg rub.
Never had a problem... and I don't have Chicken Legs
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
Perhaps I have been unclear. I have saddlebags. I have used numerous, from Lezyne, Arundel, Aeroclam, you name it. I currently do not run a bag under the saddle on any of my bikes. Why? I don't like them.

My biggest frame has 8.5" of seatpost showing. Throw a pound under a saddle sitting 9-10" above the frame, and it's that inverted pendulum effect. I can feel the weight. I DON'T LIKE IT. I have other options. I choose those.
Well why didn't you say so. LOL. Yes, not for everyone.
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Never had a problem... and I don't have Chicken Legs
That's cool, but I guess that you can count DrI and myself among those better endowed than you.
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On my ride a few days ago this guy came in super handy:




I didn't want to bother expending a CO2 cartridge and there was station just around the corner. Worked perfectly at getting my tyre pressure back up after a small puncture. Thank you Orange Seal.
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Originally Posted by NoWhammies View Post
On my ride a few days ago this guy came in super handy:



I didn't want to bother expending a CO2 cartridge and there was station just around the corner. Worked perfectly at getting my tyre pressure back up after a small puncture. Thank you Orange Seal.
I am told that, in a pinch, you can use the plastic valve cap with the very top cut off.
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That's cool, but I guess that you can count DrI and myself among those better endowed than you.
3rd leg?
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In your jersey pocket?!
I can't put anything chocolate coated in my pocket or it'll turn in to a gooey mess.
Yeah, that does happen, I gotta admit. I generally chuck them in the fridge so that they are nice and cold - after 2 hours or so, they typically tend to be ok, especially as i try to wrap up my rides by 7:30am (gets too hot after that). But there certainty are days when they are molten and an absolute mess to eat.

But a man's gotta have principles, even if that means wiping chocolate off his face onto his gloves and bib shorts.
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
Perhaps I have been unclear. I have saddlebags. I have used numerous, from Lezyne, Arundel, Aeroclam, you name it. I currently do not run a bag under the saddle on any of my bikes. Why? I don't like them.
My biggest frame has 8.5" of seatpost showing. Throw a pound under a saddle sitting 9-10" above the frame, and it's that inverted pendulum effect. I can feel the weight. I DON'T LIKE IT. I have other options. I choose those.
You should try using saddlebags - who knows, you may like them.
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Originally Posted by guadzilla View Post
Yeah, that does happen, I gotta admit. I generally chuck them in the fridge so that they are nice and cold - after 2 hours or so, they typically tend to be ok, especially as i try to wrap up my rides by 7:30am (gets too hot after that). But there certainty are days when they are molten and an absolute mess to eat.

But a man's gotta have principles, even if that means wiping chocolate off his face onto his gloves and bib shorts.
My candy bar of choice is the ol' Pearson's Salted Nut Roll. It's got the sugar and salt that I want and no mess.
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I miss the days when I could eat peanuts. Snicker bars are pretty great. Lately I've been opting for Strawberry Nutri-Grain bars. The don't melt, they're not sticky, they're cheap, and I don't have to choke them down like I do with Clif bars.

If I'm stopping somewhere for mid-ride candy, it's Milky Way-- you know, peanut-less Snickers.
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
I miss the days when I could eat peanuts. Snicker bars are pretty great. Lately I've been opting for Strawberry Nutri-Grain bars. The don't melt, they're not sticky, they're cheap, and I don't have to choke them down like I do with Clif bars.

If I'm stopping somewhere for mid-ride candy, it's Milky Way-- you know, peanut-less Snickers.
Why can’t you eat peanuts anymore? Allergic??
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Some years back, I got my official diverticulitis diagnosis, and lost carbonated beverages, nuts in solid form (all kinds) and anything high-acid (pasta sauce, orange juice, etc.) all in one day. Oh, and beans. I can't eat beans either.

The loss of peanuts/almonds makes selecting "ride snacks" kinda tough sometimes.
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Some years back, I got my official diverticulitis diagnosis, and lost carbonated beverages, nuts in solid form (all kinds) and anything high-acid (pasta sauce, orange juice, etc.) all in one day. Oh, and beans. I can't eat beans either.

The loss of peanuts/almonds makes selecting "ride snacks" kinda tough sometimes.
The internet is a terrible place to get medical advice. That said, most informed sources state that the connection between diverticulitis and foods like nuts/corn etc. is medical folklore and there is no good evidence to show a connection. YMMV.
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Who said anything about the internet? I was in urgent care for my third bout of the year of uncontrollable vomiting (always around the holidays!) and once the three liters of saline and healthy shot of anti-emetic was in me, I got X-Rayed. The tiny lady doctor brought up the film, and I said "It's diverticulitis, isn't it." She practically spun around and said, "It sure is." I said, "I get to keep this one for life, don't I?" to which she responded, "You sure do."

Informed sources can roll up their educated guesses real tight and insert them into their own orifice of their own choosing. If you've never thrown up until you're dehydrated, you don't really know. Beans give me (forgive the rhyme) gas that won't pass. I'm in agonizing abdominal pain for 8-12 hours. Nuts are almost guaranteed to result in a refund, dehydration, and trip to urgent care. Carbonated drinks just make me throw up a few times. There is a definitive difference between thinking you have something, and actually having to live with it.

Silver lining, of course-- my bacteria is up high in the digestive tract, so I get to throw up. Folks with it further down often end up needing surgery for impacted bowels. I'll just stick to not eating the things that make me throw up, and be glad it isn't worse.
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Condoms are good to bring too, because ya never know.
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Fair point.

I just couldnt be arsed carrying a lot of stuff.... I flat once or twice a year ( i just effed myself, didnt I?), and since my bar tape all black precisely for that reason (I love the look of white bar tape - i hate everything else about it), I dont bother. I admit it isnt logical.
Lol, yeah, white bar tape... did it once.
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Makes me think of this...

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Wow! I consider myself a minimalist, but you pack lighter. I have a quick stick, extra quick link, a couple patches, and chain/multitool. Obviously, we’ve all been sidelined with flats, but a loose cleat is super annoying. Seems to happen when it snows the first time and i break a chain about once a year: rode snot, salt, and dirt seems to break everything. For me the small chain tool/quick link weight beats scootering once or twice a year.
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post

What's the issue with the velro strap.. enlighten me.
For me, I don't like that the velcro strap will eventually leave wear marks on your seat post. Most bike shops line their bike stands with old inner tubes to keep from scratching the seat posts, and I personally wipe down both my seat post and inside of my bike stand clamps to make sure my seat post doesn't get scratched whenever I put a bike on it. I know more than one person who left their saddle bag on the bike for a long time, only to be bummed when they finally took it off and saw the telltale marks on the seat post. I will acknowledge though, that there are lots of people who couldn't care less about a marked up seat post.
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For me, I don't like that the velcro strap will eventually leave wear marks on your seat post. Most bike shops line their bike stands with old inner tubes to keep from scratching the seat posts, and I personally wipe down both my seat post and inside of my bike stand clamps to make sure my seat post doesn't get scratched whenever I put a bike on it. I know more than one person who left their saddle bag on the bike for a long time, only to be bummed when they finally took it off and saw the telltale marks on the seat post. I will acknowledge though, that there are lots of people who couldn't care less about a marked up seat post.
I have 24,000 miles on a carbon seatmast. I remove the saddle bag every week when I clean the bike. I'll have to get a magnifying glass to double check but I don't remember ever seeing any scratches.
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
I have 24,000 miles on a carbon seatmast. I remove the saddle bag every week when I clean the bike. I'll have to get a magnifying glass to double check but I don't remember ever seeing any scratches.
For those of us who clean our bikes regularly, this is not a problem, as there is no opportunity for grit to accumulate between the velcro strap and the seat post. But I have a bike in my shop with an aluminum anodized seat post that has all of the factory markings AND anodize worn off to shiny bare aluminum by the velcro strap.
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KISS or KISC ?

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I had been using a hard tool-pack with lots of stuff.
After years of not using most of the stuff I carried I scaled back on what/how I carried my stuff.
KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid!) approach wins out:
small zip-lock plastic snack bag.
Tube
CO2
CO2 inflator
Enlarged photo-copy of front-side of drivers license.....notes on emergency contact and medical condition.
$25.
Rubber bands wrapped around bag to keep it from slipping out of pocket.

KISS is just so wrong today, it can be improved by using student, staff as a I did when teaching or in this case Cyclist or Syclist to keep to the original.
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Tube Tip

Originally Posted by dr_max View Post
Remove shrink wrap and elastic, then wrap in small plastic bag with elastic around bag to keep it compact. Elastic may damage tube otherwise and the tube is not totally protected by shrink wrap.
I actually unroll tube and shake in a bag with talc.
Talc reduces friction inside tire.
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KISS is just so wrong today, it can be improved by using student, staff as a I did when teaching or in this case Cyclist or Syclist to keep to the original.
“The greatest enemy of clear language is insincerity.”
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The idea of “right” and “wrong” can be deemed unacceptable speech and is criminal in Orwell's “1984”.
Fast forward 2020: if one from the silent majority speaks out-of-bounds of what the few consider "right" careers are ruined, or even worse.

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