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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 10:31 am 
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We all spend ages trying to trim grams off our bikes. My saddle bag weights 680grams! Ive got a lezyne multi tool, 2 CO2, 2 tubes, 2 tyres leavers etc. Any tips?


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 10:34 am 
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Yes, go here- viewtopic.php?f=3&t=132507


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 1:04 pm 
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695' (including bag) + the weight of the Lenzye road drive pump !!!

I carry...

For "Repairs"...
2,3,4,5,6mm seperate Allen Keys
Parktool CT6 chain tool (solid and heavy)
Mini segment of extra chain, (5 links chain)
Pack of dry paper wipes

Puncture kit consits of :-
3 tubes
2 Tyre Levers
Extra 3mm Allen key (for seat post removal, thats where the pump hides!),
Lenzye pump "adapter" (prevents unscrewng the valve after inflation)
+ the pump in the seat tube.

Extras:-
Spare house keys and bike lock key (heavy duty lock is kept at favourite cafe).
Pack of 8x Nurofen pain killers (which i started carrying after I had a 45mile ride home with a broken collarbone!)
Small tub of vasolene (to seal deep cuts in event of serious blood loss)



CT6 because i dont have faith in multi-tool chain tools, and if you ever need one, you need to know its not going to snap! I've used it twice in 5 years (once for me after new chain and badly fitted shimano link pin), once to help out a fellow rider.
Extra links in case fixed chain is not long enough
Wipes to avoid getting oil/grime on by shorts/white top in the event of a dirty job.
3 Tubes because ive had double punctures on at least 2 occasions (fresh cut hedge thorns, massive pot hole covered by water), and I like to know that could happen + an extra puncture and still make it home.

Its a lot, and its heavy, but I would not feel good about leaving any of it behind!

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 2:24 pm 
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WeightySteve wrote:
695' (including bag) + the weight of the Lenzye road drive pump !!!

I carry...

For "Repairs"...
2,3,4,5,6mm seperate Allen Keys
Parktool CT6 chain tool (solid and heavy)
Mini segment of extra chain, (5 links chain)
Pack of dry paper wipes

Puncture kit consits of :-
3 tubes
2 Tyre Levers
Extra 3mm Allen key (for seat post removal, thats where the pump hides!),
Lenzye pump "adapter" (prevents unscrewng the valve after inflation)
+ the pump in the seat tube.

Extras:-
Spare house keys and bike lock key (heavy duty lock is kept at favourite cafe).
Pack of 8x Nurofen pain killers (which i started carrying after I had a 45mile ride home with a broken collarbone!)
Small tub of vasolene (to seal deep cuts in event of serious blood loss)



CT6 because i dont have faith in multi-tool chain tools, and if you ever need one, you need to know its not going to snap! I've used it twice in 5 years (once for me after new chain and badly fitted shimano link pin), once to help out a fellow rider.
Extra links in case fixed chain is not long enough
Wipes to avoid getting oil/grime on by shorts/white top in the event of a dirty job.
3 Tubes because ive had double punctures on at least 2 occasions (fresh cut hedge thorns, massive pot hole covered by water), and I like to know that could happen + an extra puncture and still make it home.

Its a lot, and its heavy, but I would not feel good about leaving any of it behind!



How do you get the pump in the seat tube? Which pump?


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 2:43 pm 
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Lenzyne Road Drive (mini)

Custom Di2 Batteries go in first (down until they hit the bottle cage bosses), then the pump drops in and sits on top of them (which conveniently stops the pump falling down right to the bottom bracket).

This makes the pump stick out the top of the seat tube by about 5 inches, but then seat post walls are thin enough to allow it to slide over the pump.

So actually the pump is in the seat-post not the seat-tube.

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 4:03 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 5:27 pm 
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I've worked on it a bit.

Now got it down to 2 tubes, 2 co2, 2 levers, 2.5, 4,5 T25 allen keys, Topeak super chain tool, Topeak rescue box with patches and quick link.

I'll weigh it when chain tool arrives.

I don't think I'd succeed with the pump in seat post. I've got a Canyon - with a large steerer, I've considered hiding CO2 down there.


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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:44 pm 
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Here's what I use.

Arundel Dual saddle bag.
Vredestein Racelite butyl tubes, x2
Lezyne Carbon10 tool with chain tool.
Genuine Innovations Air Chuck
16g Co2 cartridge, x2
Avenir tire levers x2
Park tire boot.

Total kit weight, 386 grams.

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 4:08 am 
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WeightySteve wrote:
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Small tub of vasolene (to seal deep cuts in event of serious blood loss)

Its a lot, and its heavy, but I would not feel good about leaving any of it behind!

I'm not even going to get into why you need to carry the whole kitchen sink with you (that is your preference), but where on earth did you get the idea that you can use Vaseline to "seal deep cuts in event of serious blood loss"?


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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 9:12 am 
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Location: Perth, Western Australia
I keep it simple
Lezyne carbon pump - mounted on seat bottle cage. Pump weighs less than a canister and inflator and can be used multiple times
Arundel Uno saddle bag
1 x Conti race light tube
1 x Pack Lezyne or Park patches
2 x Michelin tyre levers
Total about 280g

On long rides I I slip a Lezyne Carbon multitool in a pocket
If I'm riding tubular I take a spare preglued tubular and Michelin tyre levers in an Arundel tubi bag
If I'm racing or in an event I use CO2 instead of a pump

Maybe I'm very lucky but:
I've never broken a chain
Never had more than one flat on a ride - probably only 3-4 a year
Never broken a cable

In the last 7 years I've only had to call the wife three times -
Slashed a tubular and didn't have a spare with me - years ago and not made the same mistake again
Fell off and broke rear dérailleur and shifters, as well as myself - 6 weeks on crutches
Had a rear wheel bearing (newly installed by LBS) fail. No multitool would have fixed this.

I like to travel light, I don't see the point of spending $$$$$ on Ti bolts, light skewers, light wheels etc etc and then weigh myself down with half a kilogram or more in a saddle bag.

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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 10:09 am 
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Tubs- I carry a vittoria pit stop and phone.
Clinchers-2x tire levers, tube, CO2, phone


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 4:09 am 
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WeightySteve wrote:
695' (including bag) + the weight of the Lenzye road drive pump !!!


Wow. I thought I'd win this contest, but I've been beaten twice already.

679g. Arundel Tubie stuffed full of necessities. The wee Soma pump goes in there also.

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