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What to take with you

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Young Un, 21 Jun 2008.

  1. Young Un

    Young Un New Member

    Location:
    Worcestershire
    What do u guys take on a ride with you?

    i am looking at getting accesories and stuff for when i get a road bike

    on my list so far are


    pedals 20
    shoes 30
    jersey 20
    shorts 15
    track pump 18
    mini pump 16
    frame bag 5



    and some other stuff that has got me to a total of 148 quid without inner tubes or patches. am i spending too much. if i am what do i REALLY need
     
  2. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    :biggrin: You cant take a track pump with you. :evil:
    I take myself and the bike.
    On the bike goes, saddle bag with tyre levers, spare inner tube and a multi-tool. Pump on the bottle cage mount. 2 bottle cages, 2 bottles. bike computer. Food in jersey pockets.
    £148 is probably about what i spent. Might of been abit more though, but i got my stuff over a period of time when i could afford it, birthday, xmas and stuff. You'll need lights aswell for winter, but you can wait till when it gets dark for those.
    I'd go for a frame pump though. Easier to get more pressure in your tyres again. My mini pump has been used a few times, but when i have used the same make of pump but a frame pump you get the pressure up better.
     
  3. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Hello Y'un..and welcome..
    For the ride itself...
    Mini pump - £16 ?...i use a Zefal SP3( i think) pump. Its shaped to sit under the topbar without any clips etc...and mine was only £5 brand new from the LBS. A good backup for the ride. Inflates road tyres more than adequately...and a lot cheaper...like this one...

    http://velokit.co.uk/cart_productdetails.asp?PRODUCTID=1811

    Frame bag...a corner bag ? Most road bike riders will use a saddle bag..Topeak for instance. You can get just the bag, or theres this one

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDeta...Topeak Compact Survival Tool Wedge Saddle Bag

    I always try to carry a spare innertube. and quick link for the chain.
     
  4. caz

    caz Well-Known Member

    Location:
    West Midlands
    Hi Young Un

    I think I remember reading you were after getting a road bike. If you can afford to get a new one you may be able to get a load of stuff "thrown in". I recently got myself my first road bike and got a deal for 2x spare inner tubes, bottle & cage, computer, mudguards, spd pedals and something else (I can't remember now what it was) which would have cost me over £100, but I got it for £25!! You could decide what "extras" you need and do a deal!

    Go and have a look at Cycle Studio (behind M&S) in Stratford - they were very helpful!
     
  5. Young Un

    Young Un New Member

    Location:
    Worcestershire
    tool set thingy was the other thing i forgot
     
  6. Young Un

    Young Un New Member

    Location:
    Worcestershire
    It was this mini pump i was looking at which comes with a saddle bag which was why i was looking at corner bags.


    and yes joe ur right i cant take a frame pump with me:biggrin: but it was just my list of everything i was gonna buy that wasnt the bike.

    the wiggle saddle bag looks good gbb - i was havin a look at it the other day



    and how do the frame pumps attatch?? - the ones like this
     
  7. Gary D

    Gary D Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Worcestershire
  8. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    things you NEED (to take with you):
    spare tube(s)
    pump (mini pump or frame pump)
    tyre lever.

    things you COULD DO WITH:
    multitool
    pedals/shoes
    track pump (left at home)


    by the way a 'frame' pump isn't the same as a track pump, a frame pump is just a pump that is designed to be long and thin in order to fit parallel to the seat tube held in between the top tube and the down tube.
    A mini-pump is shorter and possibly stubbier, normally comes with a bracket to attach to a bottle cage mount (aswell as a bottle cage).
    A track pump is great for pumping tyres up to pressure quickly and has a guage, but is too bulky to take with you.
     
  9. Young Un

    Young Un New Member

    Location:
    Worcestershire
    Yup should be at slipstreamers back on my own bike!!
     
  10. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    My saddle bag is this one. Hard shell and water proof so you can put your phone in(gives an excuse to not answer it) and it keeps everything dry if you decide to go without mud guards or it rains heavy on a ride.
    Oh, if you can, get SKS Race Blades or the slightly cheaper version of them. Mine are Giant ones, cant remember the price. They are cooler to have on the road bike and once fitted, you can take them off and put them back on in a few mins. Stops all the dirt going up your back.
     
  11. Young Un

    Young Un New Member

    Location:
    Worcestershire
    unfortunately i wont be at slipstreamers as i have a cricket match:blush:
     
  12. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    Nothing wrong with that!
    Best sport there is (well it was before they started all this rubbish 20/20 stuff!
    Why not have 'back garden cricket' as well. One hand one bounce, six and out etc.) :biggrin:
     
  13. Young Un

    Young Un New Member

    Location:
    Worcestershire
    yh we have to play 20/20 at school matches, well annoying cus you only get abuot half way dwn the batting order, well not unless you have our coach who retires you at 20, whereas at other school you bat till your out.:smile:

    we play the back garden rules you described when we play at lunch, can't be out first ball 6 an out, loose the ball your out, 1 hand 1 bounce
     
  14. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Could try bike cricket.
    Like bike polo but without everyone having mallets and using cricket bats instead.
    You know that would be fun, sprint up to the other end, skid round then sprint back without putting your foot down at all.:smile:
     
  15. Young Un

    Young Un New Member

    Location:
    Worcestershire
    now that would be fun. be hard to field/wiket keep though