What's the most useful bike accessory you have bought?

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by TonyEnjoyD, 18 Jul 2012.

  1. TonyEnjoyD

    TonyEnjoyD Veteran

    Taking the essentials, puncture stuff, lights, main clothing etc out of the equation...

    the most useful cannot do without item I have bought is my bikehand maintenance stand.

    10 seconds to put up and hours of fighting with the bike on the ground saved.
    Apart from basic maintenance and odd fettling, I have stripped down, rebuilt and setup all three of my bikes, most recently my roadie using the Bikehand.

    Just this afternoon, in 45 minutes I have degreased the cassette, gears, chainrings n chain, washed and re-lubed then adjusted the gears.
    Without the stand I would have added an hour, lots of swearing and at least one Elastoplast!
  2. OP

    TonyEnjoyD Veteran

    Checked the whole post but not the title.
    Can't edit now - sorry
  3. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    North Baddesley
    camalbak I use it on every ride :thumbsup:
  4. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    Bike maintenance stand no doubt.

    ps fixed your thread title for you
  5. I think my Topeak multitool with its tyre levers! hex keys and chain tool.
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  6. Bikerchick

    Bikerchick Active Member

    I'm not into the maintenance and repairing stuff, so for me it's the small bag that fits on the cross bar and always has sweets in it!!
  7. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    The wire basket on the back of my hack/pub/utility bike.
  8. My vanity spy mirror, swap it between 2 bikes and always really miss it if I forget :thumbsup:
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  9. Sandra6

    Sandra6 Veteran

    My pink basket, I've saved more than it cost by being able to cycle to the cheaper shops and load up!
    Also couldn't live without the cycle computer.
  10. Boris Bajic

    Boris Bajic Guest

    A chain. No doubt about it.

    Before I fitted that around my chainwheel and sprocket, I was literally getting nowhere.

    I hope this has helped, but I fear it has not.
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  11. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

  12. Ian Cooper

    Ian Cooper Expat Yorkshireman

    My handlebar bag. Nothing I bought for the bike gets as much use.
  13. OP

    TonyEnjoyD Veteran

    Wow, I have been blessed by the gods of CC!
    Cheers Ianruk.
  14. Probably the Lidl workstand which i (and many others) bought the other week, don't know why i didn't get some kind of stand before.
    Hawk, Fnaar and NotthatJasonKenny like this.
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