What do you carry on a ride

adydow
adydow Posts: 92
edited August 2009 in Road beginners
I hate the idea of having one of those bags that go under the saddle to carry spare inner tube etc I also don't like the idea of having a pump mounted on the frame, so i was thinking of geting some of those c02 canisters and stick tyre levers, innertube etc in the back pocket of my jersey, what do the rest of you do when carring essentials.
Of course its about the bike! Although having the legs helps.

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  • I always go with a spare tube, one CO2 canister plus the smallest possible adapter, the two most important Allen keys for my bike, my cell phone, about 20 Euros cash, keys, credit card, Ipratropium (because having allergic asthma at a heart rate of almost 200 is no fun), levers, some hankies. Hankies are important - I saved more than one fellow rider's bibs by providing him a hanky.
    Some things go into my jersey, some into my saddle pocket.
    1,000km+ a month, strictly road.
  • softlad
    softlad Posts: 3,513
    spare tube, two levers, crank bros mini pump, 4/5/6mm allen keys, plus a few quid, a phone and whatever grub I need for the length of the ride...
  • Smokin Joe
    Smokin Joe Posts: 2,706
    Two tubes, tyre lever, Co2 pump, multi tool and a condom (well, you never know your luck).
  • Cell phone and wallet. I don't cycle to far from home and usually do milage on circuit courses, so if I were to get a flat or mechanical problem I think I'll just call up a friend or family member for help.

    However, when I hopefully start commuting to and from school I'll probably carry CO2 canisters, spare tube, and one of those multi-tools in my back pocket. I'll also have a backpack on for other needed essentials.
  • Screw multitools.
    They're large and heavy and usually make you carry a lot of stuff you'll never need.
    All you need are a few Allens and a screwdriver.
    1,000km+ a month, strictly road.
  • skyd0g
    skyd0g Posts: 2,540
    NoNotAgain wrote:
    I always go with a spare tube, one CO2 canister plus the smallest possible adapter, the two most important Allen keys for my bike, my cell phone, about 20 Euros cash, keys, credit card, Ipratropium (because having allergic asthma at a heart rate of almost 200 is no fun), levers, some hankies. Hankies are important - I saved more than one fellow rider's bibs by providing him a hanky.
    Some things go into my jersey, some into my saddle pocket.

    Was the ride that good? :shock:
    Cycling weakly
  • One tube, punture repaire kit, multi-tool and tyre lever.

    pump on the frame and a water bottle (always full)

    for peace at mind debit card, £20 cash and mobile phone.

    Only carry some food if going more than 30+miles

    Was thinking about a chain tool thingy but not to sure? does anyone ?
  • skyd0g wrote:
    NoNotAgain wrote:
    Was the ride that good? :shock:

    Eek!
    I'm not referring to Village People Memorial Rides here, mate!
    1,000km+ a month, strictly road.
  • ravey1981
    ravey1981 Posts: 1,111
    In Hydration Pack:

    Two Tubes
    Pump
    Shock Pump
    Tyre levers
    Multi Tool
    First Aid Kit
    Emergency rain/wind jacket (folds into an apple sized pouch)
    Chocolate
    Phone
    Money
    Credit Card
  • frame mounted - waterbottle and mini pump
    saddle bag- inner tube, tyre levers, keys, phone, multi tool, id and debit card and at the moment tiny bottle of suncream as I burn really easily.

    If i was going to take food or energy bars I would probably put them in my jersey pockets.
  • andrewjoseph
    andrewjoseph Posts: 2,165
    I take a seat pack with :

    two spare tubes, puncture repair kit, pump on frame, small container with spare brake pads, spare brake cable, crank bros 19 multitool, 'cos it;s got a chain splitter and 4 spokes keys built in, 2 or 3 sets of sram power links.

    And yes, I have had to use the spoke key and the chain splitter on a ride, I have also had several punctures on one ride too.

    I've got a large pack because I prefer to ride rather than walk, and also i don't rely on anyone else to pick up the pieces after my mistakes/problems.

    I keep food and tissues in my pockets, I don't like the feel of metal bits loose near my kidneys or spine.

    My mobile is in a neoprene 'sock' with a few coins, £5 note, a card with my details and emergency contact number, and my debit card.
    --
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  • Smokin Joe
    Smokin Joe Posts: 2,706
    Blimey Andrew, spare brake blocks?

    You're what I would call a pessimist :)
  • andrewjoseph
    andrewjoseph Posts: 2,165
    Smokin Joe wrote:
    Blimey Andrew, spare brake blocks?

    You're what I would call a pessimist :)

    Well, I'm a registered mountain bike guide and coach, I have taken people out who haven't checked their brake pads for years. I have also been caught out myself when the brake pad material has fallen off the backing plate.

    I'm used to being a pessimist when 20 miles from home/car. it has saved a long walk on several occasions.

    And now I can't bring myself to not do similar on a road ride.

    if I had to abandon a ride and cry for a lift home just for the weight of a set of brake blocks I'd' be ashamed of myself.
    --
    Burls Ti Tourer for Tarmac, Saracen aluminium full suss for trails
  • andrewjoseph
    andrewjoseph Posts: 2,165
    Smokin Joe wrote:
    Blimey Andrew, spare brake blocks?

    You're what I would call a pessimist :)

    Well, I'm a registered mountain bike guide and coach, I have taken people out who haven't checked their brake pads for years. I have also been caught out myself when the brake pad material has fallen off the backing plate.

    I'm used to being a pessimist when 20 miles from home/car. it has saved a long walk on several occasions.

    And now I can't bring myself to not do similar on a road ride.

    if I had to abandon a ride and cry for a lift home just for the weight of a set of brake blocks I'd' be ashamed of myself.
    --
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  • dj6
    dj6 Posts: 16
    Wow, on an mtb ride I carry 2 tubes, repair kit, power links, spare bolts and washers, 3ltr hydrapack, shell jacket, mountain leaders sized first aid kit (in a big lifeventure washbag), sam splint, pump, gerber, multi tool, emergency shelter, space blanket, some food, phone, 2x two way radios, china graph pencil and permanent marker, emergency snap lights, cable ties, small roll of duct tape and finally my wallet!

    Guess when I pick my roadbike up I'll really need to reassess my ride pack :shock:
  • pump, tube ,repair kit,levers, multi tool, a few bucks, phone, medical ID wristband with emergency contact details and a full waterbottle........yeah thats about it.
  • Woodchip
    Woodchip Posts: 205
    About 1/1000000th the stuff I used to MTB with.

    Now I carry tube, pump, patches, tyre levers, multi-tool, mobile phone, keys, £30 and drink.
    I have nothing more to say on the matter.
  • Surf-Matt
    Surf-Matt Posts: 5,952
    Lezyne Road drive attached to frame (probably looks better than the bike!)

    Topeak M Aero Wedge containing:

    Three tyre levers
    Spare tube
    Repair patches (Park ones - utterly brilliant)
    Mobile phone
    Lezyne 19 multitool for longer rides
    Debit card.
    Bit of cash.

    And that's it.
  • holybinch
    holybinch Posts: 417
    Surf-Matt wrote:
    Lezyne Road drive attached to frame (probably looks better than the bike!)

    Topeak M Aero Wedge containing:

    Three tyre levers
    Spare tube
    Repair patches (Park ones - utterly brilliant)
    Mobile phone
    Lezyne 19 multitool for longer rides
    Debit card.
    Bit of cash.

    And that's it.

    What the man says.
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  • cjw
    cjw Posts: 1,889
    Very similar.

    Topeak M Aero Wedge containing:

    Three tyre levers
    Spare tube
    Repair patches
    KMC Chain links
    A few zip ties
    Long plaster (to stop blood ruining the Assos if I come off)
    Small pair of scissors
    Mobile phone
    Topeak multitool (includes chain tool)
    £10 note

    All inside the Wedge and a small mini pump underneath.

    I did start out using a small Camelbak, but it just felt so wrong on the road bike.

    Water goes in the two bottles (lovely carbon cages too), and food into the jersey pockets.
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  • dilemna
    dilemna Posts: 2,187
    Two bottles and pump on frame
    Camera on front cables
    In saddle pack;
    Tube + a couple of dust caps.
    Puncture repair box including spare chain links, power links, Pro chain link tool and seat post QR.
    Tyre levers
    Bike Multi tool

    Jersey pockets:
    Id plus bank and credit cards £5 in a plastic railcard wallet.
    A couple of quid in change.
    Suncream if long ride and sunny (although will apply prior to ride)
    Small tube of Savlon.
    Mobile phone in clear plastic food bag.
    Spare long sleeve jersey if parky.
    Length of tissue/toliet roll.
    Bananas 3 or 4 depending on length of ride.
    Picture of Scarlet Johansson 8) .

    If on commuting bike all the above in panniers plus rain jacket and overshoes if rain threatening and an Abus Granite X Plus D lock in each pannier.
    Life is like a roll of toilet paper; long and useful, but always ends at the wrong moment. Anon.
    Think how stupid the average person is.......
    half of them are even more stupid than you first thought.
  • adydow
    adydow Posts: 92
    Seems I am not alone with the take as little as possible approach... I also take to bottles of water, my phone as it doubles up as my speedo etc with Sportstracker... :idea: must take some dosh just in case!
    Of course its about the bike! Although having the legs helps.
  • Smokin Joe
    Smokin Joe Posts: 2,706
    dilemna wrote:
    Two bottles and pump on frame
    Camera on front cables
    In saddle pack;
    Tube + a couple of dust caps.
    Puncture repair box including spare chain links, power links, Pro chain link tool and seat post QR.
    Tyre levers
    Bike Multi tool

    Jersey pockets:
    Id plus bank and credit cards £5 in a plastic railcard wallet.
    A couple of quid in change.
    Suncream if long ride and sunny (although will apply prior to ride)
    Small tube of Savlon.
    Mobile phone in clear plastic food bag.
    Spare long sleeve jersey if parky.
    Length of tissue/toliet roll.
    Bananas 3 or 4 depending on length of ride.
    Picture of Scarlet Johansson 8) .

    If on commuting bike all the above in panniers plus rain jacket and overshoes if rain threatening and an Abus Granite X Plus D lock in each pannier.
    DUST CAPS????? :roll:
  • dilemna
    dilemna Posts: 2,187
    Smokin Joe wrote:
    dilemna wrote:
    Two bottles and pump on frame
    Camera on front cables
    In saddle pack;
    Tube + a couple of dust caps.
    Puncture repair box including spare chain links, power links, Pro chain link tool and seat post QR.
    Tyre levers
    Bike Multi tool

    Jersey pockets:
    Id plus bank and credit cards £5 in a plastic railcard wallet.
    A couple of quid in change.
    Suncream if long ride and sunny (although will apply prior to ride)
    Small tube of Savlon.
    Mobile phone in clear plastic food bag.
    Spare long sleeve jersey if parky.
    Length of tissue/toliet roll.
    Bananas 3 or 4 depending on length of ride.
    Picture of Scarlet Johansson 8) .

    If on commuting bike all the above in panniers plus rain jacket and overshoes if rain threatening and an Abus Granite X Plus D lock in each pannier.
    DUST CAPS????? :roll:

    Yes dust caps. You never had any split? Nothing worse than getting dust or mud in your valve :oops: .
    Life is like a roll of toilet paper; long and useful, but always ends at the wrong moment. Anon.
    Think how stupid the average person is.......
    half of them are even more stupid than you first thought.