Cycling equipment storage on a bike

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by froome, 25 Jan 2018.

  1. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    As often as I can

    Probably not as often as you but then I’m not a TdF winner training for the next Grand Tour ;)
    Don’t you have staff to carry your stuff for you? :biggrin:
     
  2. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    The staff only carry his inhaler :okay:
     
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  3. Tangoup51

    Tangoup51 Well-Known Member

    Innertube, Pump, Slime puncture repair patches, Spare Li-on Batteries, Multitool, First Aid Supplies, Spare Lock Key(s) - stored in a 500mL waterbottle.
    Basically all the emergency stuff, if i'm having to dive into my waterbottle for anything the best hope is a derailleur limiter screw issue or a dead torch.

    Alarmed cable-lock, disc lock, in my jersey pocket and whatever food I take.

    Another 500mL waterbottle.

    Garmin & Phone. (attached to a handlebar mount)

    Front Li-on torch
    Rear light
    Helmet camera.
     
  4. Crankarm

    Crankarm Guru

    Location:
    Nr Cambridge
    Judging by the tools some people carry they must ride some pretty unreliable bikes.
     
  5. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    No, we just hate walking that far!
     
  6. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Central Trumpland
    Tools and stuff can be carried in a water bottle, or even wrapped in a cloth and slipped inside a seat post.
     
  7. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Veteran

    Location:
    Mars
    Hi Chris

    Are you preparing for a post team car world?
     
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  8. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Me for one.
     
  9. Maenchi

    Maenchi StoneDog

    Location:
    Cornwall
    not really, carrying spares ect; works like a charm :smile:
     
  10. andrew_s

    andrew_s Guru

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Pump, 2 x inner tube, tyre levers, multitool, a couple of bits of old tyre as tyre boots (for larger cuts), a box of Park instant patches + 2 quicklinks (in the purse), a pair of disc pads, a small bottle of oil, a small roll of insulating tape, and some zip ties (usually - they have a tendency to go walkabout).

    If I'm off touring, both the toolkit and the spares are somewhat more comprehensive (gear cable, brake cable, a tub of assorted nuts & bolts, spare spokes, and associated tools)
     
  11. si_c

    si_c Veteran

    Location:
    Wirral
    Can't remember the last time I used them, but rather have them than make the call of shame.
     
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  12. BSOh

    BSOh Senior Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion
    never would have thought of that! :thumbsup:
     
  13. Thomson

    Thomson Active Member

    Spare innertube. Puncture kit. 3 metal levers. Multi tool.

    5 days a week 30 miles a week.
     
  14. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    Each bike has a Topeak saddle bag with the following in:
    2x inner tubes
    Multi-tool
    Tyre levers
    Pack of self adhesive patches - either Park Tools or Scabs
    Disc brake spacer thingy.

    Each bike also has a pump attached to the frame.

    On the road bikes, the saddle bag also contains a CO2 canister and adapter.

    If I'm going to be out all day I'll take a powerbank in case the phone or Garmin needs a top up.

    The reason I've got the full kit on each bike is because I used to swap the saddle bag between bikes, but kept forgetting and would only realise it wasn't there mid-ride. I got away with it, but it was only a matter of time...^_^
    I do have a top tube bag that does get swapped between bikes - into that goes my mobile, a credit card, about £5 in £1 coins, emergency Haribo and either an energy bar or a Snickers.

    As for riding the bike, ideally it would be every day but often it's only weekends.
     
    Last edited: 27 Jan 2018
  15. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Spare inner tube, pump, tyre levers, multintool, spanner if bike has nutted axels.
    More bits if the ride is a longer one than the commute or if I'm with a group.
    I ride my bike(s) most days.
    Rarely do get punctures, the stuff is mostly for helping out others.
    Occasionally, if I'm planning a big shop, I will chance it, leave the puncture repair stuff behind to have more space for the shopping.
     
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