Equipment.. What have you got

4dam
4dam Posts: 31
edited November 2008 in Commuting chat
Hi all,

Can you tell me what of the following equipment you have, What you think off it, And where you got it(ie online, halfords....)

1 Lights?

2 Pump?

3 Multi tool & Tyre levers?

4 Lock?

5 Helmet?

6 Jacket?

7 Shorts/Trousers?

8 Waterproof clothing?

9 Gloves?

10 Shoes?

11 Pedals?
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  • 1 Lights? Cateye front light, smart superflash rear

    2 Pump? Wrench Force track pump

    3 Multi tool & Tyre levers? Park tools

    4 Lock? Abus

    5 Helmet? None

    6 Jacket? Altura night vision

    7 Shorts/Trousers? Altura

    8 Waterproof clothing? Nope!

    9 Gloves? None

    10 Shoes? Shimano spd sandals, then shimano taho SPD shoes for winter

    11 Pedals? Shimano SPD ones

    All either from LBS, Evans or Wiggle.
  • Jen J
    Jen J Posts: 1,054
    1 Lights? Knog Gekko LED front and back

    2 Pump? Topeak Joe Blow

    3 Multi tool & Tyre levers? Decathlon & wiggle cheapies

    4 Lock? Kryptonite D lock

    5 Helmet? Limar pro 104

    6 Jacket? Atura Nightvison/Craft

    7 Shorts/Trousers? Craft

    8 Waterproof clothing? nope

    9 Gloves? Altura//Briko

    10 Shoes? SpiUK

    11 Pedals? Look Keo Classic
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  • 1 Lights?
    L&M Arc Li-ion helmet mounted, Air Bike P7 Everlight bar-mounted. 2 Cateye Holy Hand Grenades frame-mounted, 1 Smart 1/2 watt rack-mounted, 2 Electron Backupz helmet mounted.

    2 Pump?
    Blackburn FP-1L

    3 Multi tool & Tyre levers?
    Topeak Hexus 16

    4 Lock?
    Kryptonite New York

    5 Helmet?
    Met Parabellum

    6 Jacket?
    Ground Effect Draft Dodger (plus others)

    7 Shorts/Trousers?
    Endura bibshorts or 3/4s, Endura roubaix legwarmers

    8 Waterproof clothing?
    Montane Featherlite, rarely used.

    9 Gloves?
    Specialized Deflect

    10 Shoes?
    Sidi Dominators

    11 Pedals?
    Shimano M970

    most on-line, various places.
  • biondino
    biondino Posts: 5,990
    All the below has come from Wiggle unless stated otherwise.

    1 Lights? Cateye cheap front x 2, Cateye cheap rear x 1, Blackburn Mars 3 x 1, all very good.

    2 Pump? Wrench Force push/pull mini-pump with pressure gauge, LBS. Annoyingly hard to use in pull mode.

    3 Multi tool & Tyre levers? I forget but the multi-tool was about £19 and a Wiggle special offer. Works fine.

    4 Lock? Abus D-lock, 9 on that strength scale, Evans. Decent compromise between weight and strength, hasn't been cut yet!

    5 Helmet? Trek £40 job, LBS. Very pleased with it.

    6 Jacket? Descente dayglo yellow windproof jacket. Delighted with it, and it was half price.

    7 Shorts/Trousers? DHB shorts, DHB Merston bib tights. Excellent.

    8 Waterproof clothing? Marmot waterproof shell jacket from the outdoors shop at the north end of Wardour Street. Way too sweaty, hardly ever wear it except in torrential rain and cold.

    9 Gloves? Specialized BG fingerless gloves (excellent); Briko lightweight autumn full finger gloves (comfy but no grips on fingertips, so slippy), Endura winter MTB gloves (have only worn once - seem very stiff but may loosen up)

    10 Shoes? Specialized BG MTB shoes - brilliantly comfortable shoes, though the opposite of waterproof.

    11 Pedals? Crank Bros Egg beaters, Stainless Steel on Focus, Cro-Mo on Trek. Love 'em - light, sexy and super easy to use with 4 entry points.
  • jjojjas
    jjojjas Posts: 346
    4dam wrote:
    Hi all,

    Can you tell me what of the following equipment you have, What you think off it, And where you got it(ie online, halfords....)

    1 Lights?
    Blackburn Mars 3.0 rear light - very impressed.
    Mars front light - ok for being seen, not too good for seeing with though.
    several "keyring" type rear lights on my pannier or helmet as a spares etc - good value for money.

    2 Pump?
    Blackburn and a Specialised ....cant recall what type though :?

    3 Multi tool & Tyre levers?
    alien multi tool (alien2?) and a hope mini 9. Both brilliant.

    4 Lock?
    Kryptoflex cable in the garage to a ground anchor - seems ok.
    Oxford heavyduty loop for frame to post and and krptonite cable lock for wheelst to frame when out and about. Well, the bikes never been stolen. :D

    5 Helmet?
    Met - I think its the predecesor of the Veleno, but I may be wrong on that. About £70 and 6 years old. Yes its good...but looks a bit wide (mushroom head!)

    6 Jacket?
    Gill - don't make it anymore, comming up 3 years old with 5 days/week use and its brilliant.

    7 Shorts/Trousers?
    Humvee - very good (£40) (without the liners) and some Kona baggies(£40), just as good as the hummvee but not as baggy. Just got some ronhill stretch pants (£20)and there ok for the cold mornings.

    8 Waterproof clothing?
    Just the gill jacket and some Endura waterproof overtrousers for severe rain storms.

    9 Gloves?
    Hmmm. about 15 pairs so I can't really recall them all. Most are MTB gloves, lot of 661 and Kona ones.

    10 Shoes?
    Trainers with stiff soles (yes, really :D )

    11 Pedals?
    Yes, I have some of those too. I only spend cash on the MTB ones though, road bikes have bog standard pedals on for me at the moment.

    All bought from......
    80% Chainreactioncycles.com
    10% Edinburghcyclecoop
    10% Evans/other
    Jas
    it looks a bit steep to me.....
  • secretsam
    secretsam Posts: 5,117
    1 Lights? - Cateye, Evans

    2 Pump? - little jobbie, Halfords

    3 Multi tool & Tyre levers? - Tyre levers and old fashioned alien keys - various

    4 Lock? - x2 - LBS

    5 Helmet? - Spesh, Evans

    6 Jacket? - North Face, local outdoor shop (bad buy, never touching North Face again)

    7 Shorts/Trousers? - yes, usually, unless I'm in naked mode

    8 Waterproof clothing? - see jacket

    9 Gloves? - yes, DHB, Wiggle

    10 Shoes? - see 9

    11 Pedals? - yes, I find that they make cycling easier. Take your pick: Lyotard platforms, anno 1985, made of steel with added rust and clips/straps, or whatever the heck they fitted to the Sirrus in 2005 plus clips/straps

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • Surf-Matt
    Surf-Matt Posts: 5,952
    1Lights? Cateye EL510 front - now a bargain and fine for commuting. From Wiggle.

    2 Pump? Spesh Sport track pump - a gift. Blackburn Airstik carbon - free with mag sub!

    3 Multi tool & Tyre levers? Mixture of Park, Pedros and Leatherman tool. From various places.

    4 Lock? Abus Granite - bike shop. Abus cable (but a thick one) - bike shop.

    5 Helmet? Giro Encinale - a gift.

    6 Jacket? Altura Nevis and a Night Vision - Wiggle.

    7 Shorts/Trousers? Endura Singletracks - a gift.

    8 Waterproof clothing? Sealskinz socks (a shop), Endura overboots (a local shop), the jacket listed above.

    9 Gloves? Altura Night vision for Winter, Spesh BG Pro mitts for other seasons - both from LBS.

    10 Shoes? Shimano MT20 (I think) - with no cleats. Use them for stiff sole but don't clip in.

    11 Pedals? Wellgo MG1s - very light mag alloy, sealed bearing platforms - on-line from ebay shop.
  • Bassjunkieuk
    Bassjunkieuk Posts: 4,232
    Here goes for me!

    1 Lights? Cateye LD120 (I think) from Evans up front, does the job. Cheapo (£2 reduced!) rear's from Sainsburys * 2 (1 on bike, 1 up higher on backpack)

    2 Pump? Lidl Exploding Track Pump (home) Master Blaster Pocket Rocket w/ gauge for road side

    3 Multi tool & Tyre levers? Erm old skool cool tool (lost at present) some no-brand multi-tools

    4 Lock? On-Guard D-Lock with cable loop - CRC - Good solid lock and the cable lets me secure the front wheel at the same time!

    5 Helmet? Giro - Halfords - Needs replacing!

    6 Jacket? Lightweight gilet for when it's wet n windy

    7 Shorts/Trousers? Pearl Izumi or Bikehut cycle shorts, the izumi's are very comfy and the BH one's do the job!

    8 Waterproof clothing? My skin, come from the factory!

    9 Gloves? Fingerless mitts at present (Halfords) looking to purchase full finger gloves as it gets colder!

    10 Shoes? Lidl £15 cycle shoes w/ spd - Do the job, fairly firm!

    11 Pedals? Shimano M520 - Evans - double sided MTB pedal makes it easier to clip in with stop/start traffic!
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  • facemunk
    facemunk Posts: 55
    edited October 2008
    1 Lights? cateyes, fixed to road bike, but not to fixie - I attach to my back instead

    2 Pump? Topeak Joe Blow and a little carry one

    3 Multi tool & Tyre levers? yep, carry them with me at all times (well, when I'm on a bike)

    4 Lock? Kryptonite D lock x2, but I *never* leave my bike(s) outside

    5 Helmet? Specialized stupid - never wear it

    6 Jacket? Rapha softshell or in darkest winter a GoreTex Windstopper

    7 Shorts/Trousers? yep, some 3/4 length off the rail at Evans

    8 Waterproof clothing? GoreTex

    9 Gloves? Rapha leather fingerless or Gore-Tex full-montys

    10 Shoes? v old smelly Diadora from Evans or plain old trainers

    11 Pedals? shimano spd on roadie, and 2nd hand cheapies but shinies for fixie (no clips/cage). the MTB has some big fat ones with bits sticking out of them.

    I buy online or at the secondhand bike shop in surbiton what made my fixie...
    freshtripe.co.uk
    rapha.cc
    wiggle.co.uk


  • linsen
    linsen Posts: 1,959
    1 Lights? cat eye opticube £15 wiggle, fenix orange peel, wicked for unlit roads, around £42 including mount, from the photo shop (online) Rear - cat eye around £7 LBS plus one other long thin thing can't remember what make it is.

    2 Pump? Pocket rocket. Still haven't got to grips with it yet

    3 Multi tool & Tyre levers? Rubbish flimsy multitool from Tesco has serve dme well so far (around £4) blue plastic tyre levers a few quid LBS ditto

    4 Lock? No lock. I don't let the steed out of my sight unless it's locked in a cupboard

    5 Helmet? Bell around £40 Halfords. Makes me look suitably fashionable

    6 Jacket? Altura night vision. Very visible, very boil-in-the-bag. £65 LBS

    7 Shorts/Trousers? Endura baggies with popper-in cycling shorts underneath. £40 LBS

    8 Waterproof clothing? No, apart from teh night vision jacket. Skin is waterproof

    9 Gloves? Assos fingerless around £30 LBS, endura winter gloves were a gift, no idea £

    10 Shoes? I have cheap lace-up shimano shoes. They are heavy but fine. Around £40

    11 Pedals? Yes I definitely have those and would recommend them :wink: Started off with some you could clip on on one side but not the other as I thought I might use the bike with trainers from time to time, but then changed to some single-sided thingys (around £35 LBS, which the LBS recommended. Still a pain to get on the right side but apparently better than those little things which put pressure on one part of the foot more.
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  • 1 Lights?

    cateye - front one don't know what it is, rear is the long thin one. I've also got those tiny LED ones that attach with elastic cord, they are invaluable. I have a red on on the back of my helmt

    2 Pump?

    An on-one tiny mini pump. A CO2 inflator that, when I went to use it at the weekedn, appears to be broken. At home I have a Joe Blow track pump

    3 Multi tool & Tyre levers?

    Spec or Crank Bros multi tool depending which bag I pick up. Cheapo LBS plastic tyre levers

    4 Lock?

    old U-lock, no idea what brand it is

    5 Helmet?

    Giro Atmos, matt black, covered in scratches & scrapes

    6 Jacket?

    A gore waterproof and a Campg branded fleecy thing

    7 Shorts/Trousers?

    Fox baggies, Nike baggies, running tights to wear underneath if it's really cold

    8 Waterproof clothing?

    See above re gore jacket. Also a Gore cap to wear under my helmet (the peak stops the rain going on my glasses)

    9 Gloves?

    Pearl Izumi full finger gloves. No name cheapo fingerless

    10 Shoes?

    Ancient specialized mtb shoes

    11 Pedals?

    SPD M520


    All bought from various London bike shops (Evans, Chain Reaction) and Wiggle and CRC
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  • biondino
    biondino Posts: 5,990
    popper-in cycling shorts

    Qu'est-ce que c'est?
  • linsen
    linsen Posts: 1,959
    biondino wrote:
    popper-in cycling shorts

    Qu'est-ce que c'est?

    they popper into the baggies so they stay together. I don't bother. I have a waist which keeps things in roughly the right place :)
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  • always_tyred
    always_tyred Posts: 4,965
    1 Lights? Hope HID (LED backup), Dinotte rear (LED backup)

    2 Pump? Topeak something - small and silver

    3 Multi tool & Tyre levers? Anything will do, but it has to have range of allen keys, crosshead and flat head screwdriers and a chain tool (I carry one if not) and Parktool levers - the black nylon ones bend. Yes - wihin reason these items are generic.

    4 Lock? Abus and Abus (I'm obsessive)

    5 Helmet? Spec. Decibel.

    6 Jacket? Rarely - usu. base layer(s) and an impossibly oily yellow gilet.

    7 Shorts/Trousers? I usually wear shorts or trousers

    8 Waterproof clothing? Overshoes and sealskinz gloves. Very occasionally a jacket.

    9 Gloves? see above, currently Endura for dry weather. Always long fingered in case I need to punch the side of a car.

    10 Shoes? Sidi

    11 Pedals? speedplay X series

    and don't forget:

    12 - bag: pannier, backpack, courier, saddle? (saddle for tools, etc, + courier for me, possibly about get get a seatpost rack - the descent into middle age begins)
    13 - tube AND patches
    14 - eyewear? (Always - particularly in winter)
    15 - water bottle - I am a camel so mine is covered in moss, but they are a good idea in theory.
    16 cycle computer - of no practical use really but its compulsory to have at least one gadget.

    Bought from Wiggle + Edinburgh Bicycle (my local) + misc online and Halfords (for things like the tools, pump, tubes and LEDs they can be the cheapest).
  • squired
    squired Posts: 1,153
    1 Lights?

    Various Cateyes and an old Vistalite. (Online and Evans).

    2 Pump?

    No idea what it is on my bike, as I don't us it. At home a Specialised airforce (or something like that) track pump bought for me as a Christmas present.

    3 Multi tool & Tyre levers?

    No idea... Whatever looked like it would do the job.

    4 Lock?

    Two of the Abus expensive D locks and a couple of others, the brand of which I forget. Bought from Wiggle.

    5 Helmet?

    When I wear it (winter) a Giro Atmos. Bought at Cyclesurgery.

    6 Jacket?

    Campag trans something or other with removable sleeves. Windproof and somewhat waterproof super jacket. Bought at GB cycles.

    7 Shorts/Trousers?

    Loads... Altura Humvee 3/4 lengths, Campag tights, Oakley shorts, campag shorts and running shorts for the summer. Bought at various places.

    8 Waterproof clothing?

    The Campag jacket is mildly waterproof, but also have an Assos waterproof jacket. Bought at GB cycles. Have Altura waterproof shorts for really bad weather.

    9 Gloves?

    Some Specialised mitts, some Altura full fingered gloves and some Gore winter gloves. Bought at Evans or Cyclesurgery.

    10 Shoes?

    Shimano MTB shoes, and Specialised Taho's. Bought at Evans.

    11 Pedals?

    Shimano Spds. Bought at Evans.
  • Gussio
    Gussio Posts: 2,452
    Most of the below was bought on the interweb, with snippets coming from my LBS.

    1 Lights? Commuter: Cateye Single Shot on front (did have two lights but one got smashed off last week), Cateye and a Smart 1/2 Watt on the back. On the road bike I have Ayup roadie kit on the front and Smart 1/2 Watt on the bike.

    2 Pump? Topeak Master Blaster mini to carry and a Wrench Force track pump

    3 Multi tool & Tyre levers? Topeak one and a Park Tools one, both with chain splitter.

    4 Lock? Abus D-lock

    5 Helmet? Giro Atmos

    6 Jacket? Planet X gilet, Pearl Azumi soft shell

    7 Shorts/Trousers? Three pairs of Pearl Azumi bib tights (ultra sensor, micro sensor and 3D Pro)

    8 Waterproof clothing? Gore windstopper hi viz, a pair of Planet X neoprene overshoes

    9 Gloves? Pearl Izumi fingerless, Spesh gel fingerless and a pair of unbranded winter gloves.

    10 Shoes? Shimano SPD for commuter; Spesh BG comp for road

    11 Pedals? Shimano M520's on commuter; Look Keo Classics on the road bike

    Now feel like getting online to buy some more stuff :)
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    linsen Posts: 1,959
    sc999cs wrote:
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  • prj45
    prj45 Posts: 2,208
    1 Lights?
    Two cateye HL-EL410's

    2 Pump?
    Blackburn mini pump that I keep on my rack bag, plus a Specialized track pump I keep next to the fridge.

    3 Multi tool & Tyre levers?
    Park Tool tyre levers. Toppeak Multitool .

    4 Lock?
    Abus

    5 Helmet?
    Had a specialized until sunday when I took it off and strapped it to my rack bag, from where it got sucked into my rear wheel and split right down the middle (dur!)

    6 Jacket?
    Some Regatta cheapo job from Blacks.

    7 Shorts/Trousers?
    Endura bib shorts

    8 Waterproof clothing?
    My skin, from my mother.

    9 Gloves?
    pair of specialized fingerless and a pair of windproof with fingers.

    10 Shoes?
    Size 16 Vans, and man do they soak up water.

    11 Pedals?
    DMR V12s

    all of this except the bib shorts purchased from LBS's, LBS's don't normally stock clothes for my 6'4" frame so I normally buy cycling specific clothes online.
  • 1 Lights? Tesco LED light set for £15 here

    2 Pump? A small, catalogue clearance item from Argos for £4

    3 Multi tool & Tyre levers? Pro 18 Function Mini Tool for £10.50 here and Cheap Tesco tyre levers (<£2)

    4 Lock? Kryptonite Evolution 4 for £31 here and a £4 Aldi chainlock for the front wheel here

    5 Helmet? MET Crackerjack for £25 here

    6 Jacket? Aldi neon rain jacket for £13 here, and an old fleece underneath when it's cold

    7 Shorts/Trousers? Still being a silly fool in jeans for now

    8 Waterproof clothing? The above jacket

    9 Gloves? Aldi special issue, £3 here

    10 Shoes? Walking boots. It's either that or black leather shoes in my current wardrobe, and I actually find the boots comfortable.

    11 Pedals? Yes. Two. They're the standard ones that came with the bike. ;)
  • 1 Lights? Cateye EL520 (front) and Cateye TL610 (rear) from Condor. Cateye EL120/LD170 set in my seat pack as spares - from LBS. Plus various odds and ends as spares, childrens toys (keeps him entertained while sorting out dirty nappies)

    2 Pump? Just ordered a Park Tools track pump from Chain Reaction (http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... 8&start=15)

    3 Multi tool & Tyre levers? Topeak 8 multi-tool. Tyre levers part of Innovations CO2 set. All from LBS.

    4 Lock? Various - wife's old D-lock for undergound car park at work, Oxford D-lock from when I had a motorbike for use at home, Abus (15 rating, I think) D-lock from Condor to carry around, plus and old ski lock which I (possibly naively) think stops my front wheel being nicked.

    5 Helmet? A blue MET helmet - not sure it suits me but not to the extent I'm prepared to buy a new one.

    6 Jacket? A couple - using an orange Gore gilet at the moment but use an old running jacket (with sleeves) when it gets colder from Evans. A jacket (Altura?) due any day now with my C+ sub.

    7 Shorts/Trousers? Endura Humvees from LBS plus Ronhill leggings for cold days (not sure where from - running shop, I think)

    8 Waterproof clothing? Nope - enjoy the wetness.

    9 Gloves? Fingerless of some sort from Evans - but really looking at some full ones which can actually grip the bars (i.e. not the slippery little fellows I've muddled through with before)

    10 Shoes? Shimano MT31 SPDs from LBS - not particularly sleek but I can at least walk when I get off the bike.

    11 Pedals? Shimano A520 from Condor - I fancy some Crank Brothers pedals but maybe next month :)
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  • 1 Lights? Cateye battery-eating halogen something-or-other. Various unbranded rear red LED lights.

    2 Pump? Topeak Mini-pump, SKS Renkompressor track pump (both excellent). Wiggle

    3 Multi tool & Tyre levers? Generic, part of a puncture repair kit. Cheap & work fine.

    4 Lock? Specialized Hardlock D-lock. Never quite forgiven it after it once refused to let me have my bike back for half an hour one freezing, wet night in Southampton. Purchased somewhere near Lingfield.

    5 Helmet? Privously Met & Bell models. Now a Briko Arrow, Wiggle.

    6 Jacket? Altura fluorescent yellow jacket, purchased in C&N cycles. Altura soft-shell jacket, purchased in Evans. Both very nice although it's rarely cold enough to wear the soft-shell.

    7 Shorts/Trousers? Craghoppers Kiwis. £17/pair on the net.

    8 Waterproof clothing? See jackets...

    9 Gloves? Various fingerless cycling gloves. Aldi neoprene cycling gloves. For colder weather I also have a variety of fleece, lined, waterproof or windproof gloves to wear depending on the conditions. None of these are cycling specific and all were originally bought for other purposes.

    10 Shoes? Not cycling specific.

    11 Pedals? Yes, flats.

    12. Rack and Panniers: Blackburn rack and an Altura Franken-pannier, stitched together from the remains of a pannier set I wrecked.

    13. Mudguards. SKS, Wiggle.
  • abm
    abm Posts: 74
    1 Lights? Cateye EL530 + Zebralight H50 +Holy hand grenade - online

    2 Pump? Silca mini + Silca track pump - SJS Cycles

    3 Multi tool & Tyre levers? Park tools- Wiggle

    4 Lock? Abus 5/300 - Wiggle

    5 Helmet? None

    6 Jacket? Rapha softshell - Velorution sample sale

    7 Shorts/Trousers? Rapha bib shorts- Velorution sample sale

    8 Waterproof clothing? Rapha softshell

    9 Gloves? Leather track mitts from Fresh Tripe & Pinarello winter gloves from Prenda

    10 Shoes? Nike MTB shoe and Marresi - Action Bikes and Radkunst Berlin

    11 Pedals? Wellgo SPD online
  • 1 Lights? Electron 10w halogen on helmet(CRC?). Airbike P7s in the post (from On One)....

    2 Pump? Blackburn

    3 Multi tool & Tyre levers? Gilbert folding pliers / multi tool, Park chin tool, Black and Decker
    multi driver with selection of allen/torx/screw driver bits, Yellow spoke key, park leavers

    4 Lock? Kryptonite

    5 Helmet? Gyro from Ebay


    6 Jacket? Polaris Titanium from JEJamses

    7 Shorts/Trousers? Canondale Singletrack - CRC

    8 Waterproof clothing? Polaris jacket and rairly used canondale over trousers

    9 Gloves? Scarey Fast gloves bought several years ago on EBay

    10 Shoes? Lake MX somethings - from JEJamses

    11 Pedals? Shimano SPD 540? Ebay
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  • 1 Lights?

    Ay-Ups (bought direct) on the bars; Fenix L2D Q5 (from fenixtorch.co.uk) on the helmet for off-road commute.

    2 Pump?

    Spesh track pump at home, some cheap thing on the bike. Both LBS bought.

    3 Multi tool & Tyre levers?

    Can't remember the multitool type (though LBS bought); Park Tools tyre levers from CRC.

    4 Lock?

    Basic padlock & chain x2 that I bought from a DIY store forever ago. The bike is parked in a secure location, so they are sufficient.

    5 Helmet?

    Spesh Air8 from LBS.

    6 Jacket?

    Ground Effect Two Timer (bought direct) plus a waterproof jacket that is not breathable enough and too big but doesn't get used enough to warrant replacement (bought from LBS).

    7 Shorts/Trousers?

    Ground Effect Sputniks are my favourite shorts; Ron Hill Tracksters go on over the top when it gets frosty...

    8 Waterproof clothing?

    See 'jacket' above.

    9 Gloves?

    Got some Spesh summer gloves (from the LBS but can't remember the model); about to get a new pair of winter gloves.

    10 Shoes?

    Spesh MTB Sport, from LBS.

    11 Pedals?

    Time ATAC Alium
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,747
    edited October 2008
    This'll take me a while!

    1 Lights?
    Ayups - www.ayup.com.au (5/5) Smart on the rear (4/5) soon to be joined by a Blackburn Mars 4.0 from Wiggle.

    2 Pump?
    Blackburn mini-airstick from CRC (5/5)
    Blackburn airtower 4 track pump from wiggle (5/5)

    3 Multi tool & Tyre levers?
    3 or 4, from crc/wiggle (all seem fine to me)
    Plastic park tools levers, plus metal lifeline ones from lifeline toolkit

    4 Lock?
    Kryptonite cable lockhttp://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/productdetail.asp?productcatalogue=KRYPLOCK380000000000 + an Onguard D lock bought from CRC (Both seem sturdy enough, neither have been tested though)

    5 Helmet?
    Specialized Aurora from Evans
    Rudy Project Kontact from Ribble (both 5/5 for me)

    6 Jacket?
    Montane Featherlite from JE James (5/5)
    Berghaus 'Bike' Jacket from CRC (5/5)
    Lidl super cheapy £8 jacket (4/5)
    Endura air defence from CRC (Yet to use it)

    7 Shorts/Trousers?
    dhb lycra shorts (£17 ones) from Wiggle (4/5)
    Nike shorts and bib shorts from Je James (4/5)

    8 Waterproof clothing?
    Montane and Berghaus jackets listed above, plus Montane over trousers from CRC, and Endura Overshoes from Wiggle.

    9 Gloves?
    Cannondale Mitts from Evans (4/5)
    Cannondale long finger gloves from CRC (3/5)
    661 Storm gloves from CRC (5/5)

    10 Shoes?
    Shimano MTB shoes (Wiggle) (4/5)
    Diadora carbon soled thingies off ebay (5/5)

    11 Pedals?
    Shimano M520 X 2 sets, plus assorted flatties
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • il_principe
    il_principe Posts: 9,155
    4dam wrote:
    Hi all, Can you tell me what of the following equipment you have, What you think off it, And where you got it(ie online, halfords....)

    Assuming this is just for commuting kit.
    1 Lights?
    Have: A mix of Cateye and Knog BullFrog
    From: Wiggle
    Thoughts: Excellent, especially the Knog’s – brilliant method of attachment
    2 Pump?
    Have: Park Tool
    From: Wiggle
    Thoughts: Utterly Superb


    3 Multi tool & Tyre levers?
    Have: Topeak Alien
    From: Wiggle
    Thoughts: Does its job

    4 Lock?
    Have: Kryptonite NY
    From: Wiggle
    Thoughts: Excellent

    5 Helmet?
    Have: Bell SweepR
    From: Wiggle
    Thoughts: Never needed it so not sure how good it is, but I like it, v light and airy.

    6 Jacket?
    Have: Castelli Solo/Montane Velo
    From: Comobike/?
    Thoughts: Stonkingly Fab/Brilliant

    7 Shorts/Trousers?
    Have: DHB Bibs/Swrve ¾’s
    From: Wiggle/Swrve
    Thoughts: Both are great, very very pleased with the Swrve shorts

    8 Waterproof clothing?
    Have: ProRace Overshoes
    From: Parker International
    Thoughts: Do their job but bulky. Waterproofing any other areas is a waste of time IMHO, no-one makes a decent breatheable waterproof.

    9 Gloves?
    Have: Many pairs – mainly from Castelli
    From: Comobike
    Thoughts: All are excellent

    10 Shoes?
    Have: SPIUK Z51M
    From: SPIUK Direct
    Thoughts: Ideal for commuting.

    11 Pedals?
    Have: Shimano SPD
    From: Wiggle
    Thoughts: Do their job, would prefer speedplay Frogs but too expensive for commuting.
  • il_principe
    il_principe Posts: 9,155
    4dam wrote:
    Hi all, Can you tell me what of the following equipment you have, What you think off it, And where you got it(ie online, halfords....)

    Road Kit!
    1 Lights?
    Have: Knog Frogs
    From: Wiggle
    Thoughts: Ideal as they don’t require a permanent mounting system. Enough light for London riding.
    2 Pump?
    Have: Co2 Inflator/Blackburn carbon mini
    From: Wiggle
    Thoughts: Ideal in pocket combo

    3 Multi tool & Tyre levers?
    Have: Topeak Alien/Park
    From: Wiggle
    Thoughts: Does its job/V good and strong.

    4 Lock?
    Have: Not used for Road Bike
    From:
    Thoughts:

    5 Helmet?
    Have: Bell Sweep R
    From: Wiggle
    Thoughts: Never needed it so not sure how good it is, but I like it, v light and airy.

    6 Jacket?
    Have: Castelli Solo/Montane Velo
    From: Comobike/?
    Thoughts: Stonkingly Fab/Brilliant. Montane folds up v small so great pocket jacket.

    7 Shorts/Trousers?
    Have: Castelli Free Bibs/Tights/Pinarello Prince Branded Bibs
    From: Comobike/Lordgun Bikes
    Thoughts: Castelli are the mutts nuts ideal for century rides/Pinarello stuff is very good as well, think its Giordana made.

    8 Waterproof clothing?
    Have: Castelli Pioggia overshoes
    From: Comobike
    Thoughts: Were good until I had to walk 3 miles in them, now ruined!.

    9 Gloves?
    Have: Many pairs – mainly from Castelli
    From: Comobike
    Thoughts: All are excellent

    10 Shoes?
    Have: Specialized BG Pro Road
    From: Primera
    Thoughts: So good I have 2 pairs. Combined with custom footbeds from Cyclefit

    11 Pedals?
    Have: Speedplay Zero
    From: Wiggle
    Thoughts: Simply put – Best Pedals Ever.
  • always_tyred
    always_tyred Posts: 4,965
    How come you don't like Castelli?
  • Jen J
    Jen J Posts: 1,054
    How come you don't like Castelli?

    Ha ha! :lol:

    J - I was looking at the speedplay pedals, but wasn't sure if they were a bit too 'different' to be that well recommended. I thought they may be good for beginners with the double sides - are they easy to clip out of?
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