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

Old 06-17-20, 11:46 AM
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This is my jersey pack....what do you take in yours?

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.

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Are you able to get your tire on and off without a lever?
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Are you able to get your tire on and off without a lever?
Yes.....Had to change two in one day once which made my right thumb sore.
The secret to success is to work the bead of the mounted/fully-deflated tire into the center of rim making sure tube is inside center of tire.
Once you do that it makes it much easier to remove tire by pulling it over rim using both hands (pinching tire between thumb and index finger).

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Items I always carry that weigh next to nothing and pack easily - at least 4 bills of any denomination to serve as tire boots, (I've used 5 to get home from a big cut.) I also bring the allen wrenches specific to that bike. Usually a 6, always 5, 4, 3 and one bike has a 2.5. But I never carry this stuff in my pocket. That's tool bag stuff.

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Here is mine. I use a drawstring bag which fits perfectly in middle pocket.

Contents: tube, mini pump, CO2 with one cartridge, tire levers, boot, valve extender, quick-link, shifter cable,and self-stick patch kit. The valve extender is for club mates who have deep section wheels and don’t have a long valve spare tube.

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Originally Posted by pullings View Post
Yes.....Had to change two in one day once which made my right thumb sore.
The secret to success is to work the bead of the mounted/fully-deflated tire into the center of rim making sure tube is inside center of tire.
Once you do that it makes it much easier to remove tire by pulling it over rim using both hands (pinching tire between thumb and index finger).
I'm going to assume that these are not Conti Gatorskins....
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Why would one opt to shove this stuff in a back pocket?
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Currently for my Roubaixís seat pack, itís a tube, levers, some bills, a pair of tweezers, cotton ball and small bike specific multi tool. Small pump is mounted on seat tube bottle cage. Iíll have to rethink things once I get my Domane as Iím going tubeless and it has the built in storage area.
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As I've mentioned in another thread, I cannot conceive of a reason to put any tire-related goods in a jersey pocket, as tire-related goods are actually used (by me) once out of every 25-30 rides, at most. Inflators, CO2 cartridges, tubes, patches, etc, all go into the bag specific to each bike, because I don't have two bike that run the same tires. So the pouch carries stuff I would need for any of my bikes at any time. The contents have not changed since I switched from a round power bank to a flat one about a year ago.

Lezyne Roll Caddy

top row:
  • 3mm, 4mm, 5mm ball-end hex keys
  • Wolftooth chain pliers w/ 2x 11sp quick links
  • wet wipes
  • iPhone headphone adapter
  • spare 2032 cell
bottom row:
  • PRO Bike Tools Mini-Ratchet w/ bits
  • 2x 10mm combination wrenches
  • velcro strap
  • Attom-Tech 2500mAh power bank
  • Aquaphor
  • old fashioned American money

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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
Why would one opt to shove this stuff in a back pocket?
Some cyclists prefer to not use a saddle bag. Itís a viable option. Obviously itís a personal choice.
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
As I've mentioned in another thread, I cannot conceive of a reason to put any tire-related goods in a jersey pocket, as tire-related goods are actually used (by me) once out of every 25-30 rides, at most. Inflators, CO2 cartridges, tubes, patches, etc, all go into the bag specific to each bike, because I don't have two bike that run the same tires. So the pouch carries stuff I would need for any of my bikes at any time. The contents have not changed since I switched from a round power bank to a flat one about a year ago.

Lezyne Roll Caddy

top row:
  • 3mm, 4mm, 5mm ball-end hex keys
  • Wolftooth chain pliers w/ 2x 11sp quick links
  • wet wipes
  • iPhone headphone adapter
  • spare 2032 cell
bottom row:
  • PRO Bike Tools Mini-Ratchet w/ bits
  • 2x 10mm combination wrenches
  • velcro strap
  • Attom-Tech 2500mAh power bank
  • Aquaphor
  • old fashioned American money

I like that Wolf tooth tool. Think I will get one.
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
Why would one opt to shove this stuff in a back pocket?
For the same reason I put my phone in the middle pocket and my P&J sandwich in the left.
Next purchase: a tool chest and picnic cooler that I can strap under my seat. :-)

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Trek Madone rides...no bag...
Left Pocket: Spare tube/tyre levers, Fumpa electric pump, small toolkit.
Middle Pocket: Phone wallet and money.
Right Pocket: Gels.

Wilier rides...small under seat bag with tube, levers, C02, pump
Left Pocket: small toolkit
Middle Pocket: Phone and money
Right Pocket: Gels

MTB...no bag...but tubeless repair kit in handlebar and foam for smaller punctures on the downtube.
Left Pocket: small toolkit, Fumpa electric pump
Middle Pocket: Phone and money
Right Pocket: Gels
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Some cyclists prefer to not use a saddle bag. Itís a viable option. Obviously itís a personal choice.
I assumed this was the decision being made (to not want a saddle bag). My question is why?

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For the same reason I put my phone in the middle pocket and my P&J sandwich in the left.
Next purchase: a tool chest and picnic cooler that I can strap under my seat. :-)
Well.. you can't really leave a PBJ and phone on your bike indefinitely for ride after ride, week after week, so pockets make sense for items you know you'll want during the day/ride.
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
I assumed this was the decision being made (to not want a saddle bag). My question is why?
​​​​​​For me, it started out because the saddle bag was wearing at my shorts/bibs at the velcro strap. I first did get a smaller bag that was under the saddle, but a few more reasons:

1. One of my bikes has a "monolink" seatpost/saddle so a saddlebag is not easily hung there
2. I often go between my two main road bikes and swapping the bag between the two of them is pain
3. The aesthetic of a bike without a saddle bag is preferred (I know this one is a weak reason).
4. I don't really mind having these items in my rear jersey. They are not heavy and middle pocket is balanced so feels fine. Plenty of room in other pockets for snacks and cell phone.
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I assumed this was the decision being made (to not want a saddle bag). My question is why?


Well.. you can't really leave a PBJ and phone on your bike indefinitely for ride after ride, week after week, so pockets make sense for items you know you'll want during the day/ride.
I've had two flats in last 10 days.....the last time a guy stopped offered up his patch kit because my spare tube would not hold air (turns out it my pump was not working!)....he claims he had gone 24K miles without a flat.
I think it is time I look into getting a better tire? I love my Cont Ultra Sport-II, but I think they are kind of soft compared to some other options mentioned (like Gatorskins?).
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Only one person carrying wipes and no latex/nitrile gloves? You people must like wiping your hands on your jerseys. Or, you haven't had much roadside trouble yet.
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​​​​​​1. One of my bikes has a "monolink" seatpost/saddle so a saddlebag is not easily hung there
2. I often go between my two main road bikes and swapping the bag between the two of them is pain
3. The aesthetic of a bike without a saddle bag is preferred (I know this one is a weak reason).
I don't like the feel of saddlebag weight right under the seat, it's like an inverted pendulum. Also, as you've mentioned, some saddles either don't have the room, or they don't fit well.
So I opt for the Wolftooth B-RAD, like so:



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Only one person carrying wipes and no latex/nitrile gloves? You people must like wiping your hands on your jerseys. Or, you haven't had much roadside trouble yet.
Chain wax pretty much eliminates the need for gloves. I carried some for a time, but by the time I would get to needing them, halfway into pulling the first glove on it would just crumble. I went so long without a flat that the last time I pulled out the emergency tube, it had dry-rotted as well. On the other hand, the tools seem to get used all the time.
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I've had two flats in last 10 days.....the last time a guy stopped offered up his patch kit because my spare tube would not hold air (turns out it my pump was not working!)....he claims he had gone 24K miles without a flat.
I think it is time I look into getting a better tire? I love my Cont Ultra Sport-II, but I think they are kind of soft compared to some other options mentioned (like Gatorskins?).
Sometimes flats for me come in threes. All in a very short time. Then I'll go for years without flats. I'd try a better tire first. Vittoria Rubino Pros of some flavor or even the Continental GP 5000's or 4000's. If that doesn't work for you, then go with the Gatorskins or other equivalents.

If you ride low pressures, then at least make certain your wear pattern on the tread is a reasonable bit narrower than the belting that the tire has.

I was glad to see that someone else can change a tire without a lever. Good for you. Maybe a secret society needs to be formed. <grin>
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I've got two different setups:

650b Trek, in the front pocket of it's big handlebar bag:
- 1 Tube wrapped in 2 nitrile gloves
- Tire lever (not necessary for the tire/rim combo I use, but nice to have)
- Pack of Park Tool adhesive patches
- Mini pump with reasonably high volume
- Multitool with chain breaker
- 3/16" hex wrench (thanks Trek for using an SAE bolt for the seatpost clamp when everything else on the bike is metric )
- Quick link
- Strip of USPS Tyvek mailer for tire booting
- Pair of AAA batteries for taillight
- Small TSA sized tube of chamois cream
- Small TSA sized tube of sunscreen

All the other bikes:
- Single tube wrapped in nitrile gloves
- 2x CO2 canisters (sub mid-size pump for the MTB)
- Tire lever
- Multitool with chain breaker
- Quick link

I started wrapping my tubes in the nitrile gloves ever since I heard about someone having a flat and pulling out their spare tube only to find that the other items in their saddlebag had abraded the tube enough that it was unusable. Maybe it was true, maybe not, but it's an easy enough thing to mitigate.
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This is the only thing under my saddle. I don't even know if it holds air. But looks cool. Tubulars only brah. In my jersey pockets is my co2, multi tool, snacks, and fat doobie.
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
I don't like the feel of saddlebag weight right under the seat, it's like an inverted pendulum. Also, as you've mentioned, some saddles either don't have the room, or they don't fit well.
So I opt for the Wolftooth B-RAD
That is an interesting option I have not seen.
Is that the 0.6L or 1.1L version?
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Originally Posted by pullings View Post
I've had two flats in last 10 days.....the last time a guy stopped offered up his patch kit because my spare tube would not hold air (turns out it my pump was not working!)....he claims he had gone 24K miles without a flat.
I think it is time I look into getting a better tire? I love my Cont Ultra Sport-II, but I think they are kind of soft compared to some other options mentioned (like Gatorskins?).
This is the first time anyone has ever called Gatorskins better tires. Compared to anything at all.
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
I don't like the feel of saddlebag weight right under the seat, it's like an inverted pendulum. Also, as you've mentioned, some saddles either don't have the room, or they don't fit well.
So I opt for the Wolftooth B-RAD, like so:

Which bag is that?
I have the 0.6L roll-top version that I use to carry a tube, levers, patch kit and CO2 cartridge/nozzle, and it doesn't seem to fit in that spot on my bike without rubbing against my chain ring.

Maybe I need to try to pack it up tighter?

I'm just using it as a seat bag for now, but it doesn't fit that well and tends to slide down and rub against my thighs, which is annoying.
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