Few extras for me:
Some spare sealing tape for the threads of my valve extenders.
A thin tube or stick to deflate a tire with the valve extender on. (In case I got a slow leak.)
Some string in case I break an alloy spoke nipple I can tie the spoke together with another.
On especially long rides I take another spare tube.
All of this goes in a tiny bag in my pocket with the phone inside. No saddle bag here. I don't even use a bottle cage. I got a large but light 1L bottle in my middle pocket. Aero and light. If it's not crazy hot I have a drinking range of 100km, and eating up to 200km.
Side pocket for snacks. Other side for phone/tools.
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KCookie wrote:Everything i need goes in my jersey...
I use a very similar setup:
Spare Tyre (tubular) & Co2 inflator in a pouch in middle pocket, phone, cash & credit card in left pocket, food & gels in right pocket.
Saddle bag not necessary...
Veni, Vidi, Velcro
(I came, I saw, I stuck around)
Johnnysmooth wrote:I keep it simple, only other thing I add beyond usual, some duct tape wrapped around a pencil stub - saved my butt more than a few times
What do you use the duct tape for? I can only guess to tape the inside of a damage tire casing?
- 2 tubes (I've used both tubes on a single ride several times over the decades I've been riding)
- 2 CO2
- 1 compact CO2 inflator
- 1 small multitool
- 1 $20 bill
No tire levers: I know I can take my tires off my rims (I understand not everyone's tire/rim combination is easy)
Jersey pockets: Often empty.
- No keys: If I ride from home I don't need keys because the house locks with a combination. Only occasionally I carry the remote for the car if I drive to the ride.
- No phone: I rode for decades without one. I bring my phone if I expect to stop for photos.
- No food: Instead, I mix energy drink in the bottles. If the ride is long enough the group usually stops and I can buy some food.
Sometimes in jersey pockets:
- A baby wipe in case nature calls for #2
- Clothing I take off as the ride warms up: jacket, knee warmers, arm warmers.
Engineering Manager, Road Bikes
Cycling Sports Group, Cannondale
Ex-Kestrel, ex-Velomax, ex-Trek, ex-Cervelo
Like being prepared for everything these days. Always carry 2x tubes, tire levers, park tools ib-2, and a patch kit. lezyne pump on the seat tube.
Using the orucase saddle roll now and liking it. Uses a ski strap which is by far the best single strap attachment system I've come across.
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