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whats in your bag?

Old 03-07-06, 12:15 AM
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whats in your bag?

I guess this forum it fits in best, I live out of my bag, I've been car free sense 1979 (june 24 1979), but I like to support the economy by buying stuff. Here is a list of stuff that helps me enjoy being car free.
awsome things in my bag:
a mag light
2 sigg aluminium water bottles
a sig aluminum lunch box
a large moleskin note book
beer bottle opener/15 mm wrench
a pen
my holga

I love neat stuff
whats in your bag?
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Old 03-07-06, 12:37 AM
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pump, 15mm spanner, tube, tyre levers.
I havent been biking long enough to build a neat collection of crap.
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Old 03-07-06, 06:21 AM
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pen, pump, tube, tire levers, allen wrenches, 15mm wrench, chain breaker, bike lights (headlight can double as a flashlight if needed), tape, rubber band, pocket knife. If its hot i bring a few wet-naps for cleaning off sweat. Oh and my massive lock is usually in my bag too.
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Old 03-07-06, 08:31 AM
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Well, right now not much, just a pump and a repair kit, and many a times a ham radio (a VX-5R for those of you that know and care). But on the 20th it will also contain a breif case. I am such a square ;-) but hay I rather bike to work, then drive (don't even own a car now. ditched that SOB last year)
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Old 03-07-06, 09:38 AM
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water bottle, notebook, bike tool, lock, snacks, uh i guess that's it.
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Old 03-07-06, 12:50 PM
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About the same as the rest of you. A black pouch with tool kit, pump and spare tube. An extra sweater and my lights for the ride home from work late tonight. A salad, chicken with couscous, and butternut squash sweet potato bisque with ginger--all purchased from Mrs. Seif at the City Market--for dinner at work tonight. Keys, wallet, ID. A pair of Dockers and a shirt to wear at work.

Oh no!!!!!! I forgot my underwears again!!!! I'm going to have to wear my bike shorts for the whole shift!!!
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Old 03-07-06, 01:13 PM
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patch kit
mini pump
waybills
2 pens
1 15mm wrench
1 bandana
1 folder for holding court pleadings
1 plastic bag for hauling blueprints
loose change
mt dew
smokes and lighter
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Old 03-07-06, 10:36 PM
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smokes and lighters and your a cyclist?
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Old 03-08-06, 07:07 AM
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yep, about 12-16,000 miles a year worth
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Old 03-11-06, 05:00 PM
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Way too much stuff. Notebook, copy of the I Ching, Usually a shirt change, Various mp3 player cords & adapters, cellphone charger, last will and testiment, multitool, cable lock (at times), lighter, 2 or 3 packs of smokes, card keys for the office, garage door opener (okay, so that one is actually hanging on the outside of the bag), pocket knife, bandana, assorted candy bars, spray deodorant, patchkit (but I always carry spare tubes, levers and a microflate under the seat), extra cellphone, and a tie or two.
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Old 03-11-06, 05:07 PM
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one carton of smokes, a bottle of JD, a bong, a crack pipe, a torch...
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Old 03-11-06, 05:10 PM
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Energy bars - don't want to bonk, ya know!
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depends on what I plan on doing that day.

Commuting:
rain gear
work shoes
extra tube/tire levers/pump/leatherman/allen key set
map
extra batteries for taillamp
lock

shopping:
extra tube/co2 inflator/tire levers
map
extra batteries for taillamp
lock

long ride, possible shopping:
two tubes/pump/tirelevers/leatherman/allen key set
granola bars or a sandwich
2 Extra water bottles
lock
map

Group ride (I'm sporting the spandex, so no pockets):
Camelbak MULE
lock
two tubes/tire levers/leatherman/pump/allen key set
cellphone/wallet/keys
map
2 gel packs

Pretty much I'm a fan of being equipped for anything.
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Old 03-12-06, 08:20 AM
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I think a good sub question at this point would be what kind of bags are you guys using. Some of you bring along alot of stuff, but it never hurts to be prepared. I usually bring along as a minium:

Wallet
small bike tool kit
light
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Old 03-12-06, 08:21 AM
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Oh forgot my cable lock, hardly leave home without that.
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my main bag, I use for commuting and shopping is a large Timbuk2 classic messenger bag. More space in it than panniers, and I don't have to worry about getting it off the bike when I make a stop.
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Old 03-14-06, 05:33 PM
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pump, krypotonite flex cable, spare tube, adjustable wrench, tire lever, presta-schrader converter, electrical tape, wallet, work keys, misfits hat, minor threat cd, napkins, water, and usually something to eat.
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Rain gear 1+
rubber bands
duct tape

a.c.
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In my bag I carry the following items depending upon the length of the ride, territory, weather conditions, etc.

wallet
spare change
keys
epilepsy medications
snacks
eyeglasses case
2 washcloths
alcohol wipes
insect spray
band-aids
raingear
change of clothes
spare tube
allen wrenches
swiss army knife
spare AA and AAA batteries for bike lights
spare replacement cannister for air horn
spare elastic bands
whistle
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Originally Posted by mrkott3r
smokes and lighters and your a cyclist?
Just because the media paints a picture, that means nothing.
There are plenty of cyclists that smoke cigarettes & or weed.
I have a friend that is a heavy pot smoker/beer drinker & he rides centuries regularly.
Rides nearly everyday & rarely under 50 mi.
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Old 03-21-06, 12:53 PM
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Camels in your Camelback?
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Patch kit, pump, multi-tool, sex wax (surfing stuff), zip lock bag (more surfing stuff) U-lock, whatever book I'm reading, cell phone, can of PBR, and a foot bag.
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tools,tube ,patches,levers,pump or co2 inflator,a piece of drive train chain & connector & depending on length of ride spare parts,folded up tire & this(unscoped of course)....
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