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mark1989 04 Jan 18:50  

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I've got a Ortlieb Mud Racer Small Saddle Bag from wiggle for just over £20, trying to work out what to fill it with.

guessing an innertube, small multitool, £10 incase I need a beer on route anytime and a cliff bar.

Any other good ideas?

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Demon 05 Jan 17:03  

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Hi Mark

I always take all of the above and also a small first aid kit and my trusty Swiss Army knife.

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dudley 05 Jan 17:48  

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I have:
1 x Inner tube
CO2 nozzle head
3 x CO2 cannisters
small self adhesive style repair kit
£10 beer token
multitool

My Latest Route: Nov 2009 Forth Estuary Circular

krazykayaker 05 Jan 20:15  

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Spare tube,
Tyre levers,
Swiss army knife,
£5.00 just in case money
&
Not applicable to everyone but i carry a couple of spare contact lenses

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tonythegreek 06 Jan 13:20  

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hi chaps
i take spare inner tubes x2
tyre levers
spare cable for gears
mobile phone
small tool set
and sometimes a spare t shirt/base layer nothing like dry clothing especially if you have to stop for some time


My Latest Route: Apr 2009 New Hartley Circular via Seaton Burn

boardman-comp 12 Jan 10:29  

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1 spare inner tube;
co2 nozzle
2-3 co2 cannisters
spare sram link
4-5 spare links
2 tyre levers
few zip ties
few quid in change
allenkeys.no need for a multi tool theses days.as theres no nuts on bike.
v small screwdriver for gears
v small puncture outfit
computer-pickup batteries-very annoying if your batteries run out
link splitter
spoke key
valve adapter.


ArthurScrimshaw 12 Jan 12:11  

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Normal (?!) in backpack for winter daily work commute

Inner tubes - 1x700, 1x26 as use two bikes (not at the same time!)
Puncture kit (plus Park self adhesive patches)
Tyre Levers
Multi tool
Mini pump
Extra layers
Overshoes
Waterproof trousers
Headtorch (ever tried fixing a puncture on an unlit road?)
Money
Phone

plus work clothes and lunch.




My Latest Route: Oct 2009 Binsted to Whiteways and Bignor Hill Loop

Benno68 17 Jan 20:52  

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3 tubes, tyre levers, spoke key, small pliers, Alien Multi Tool, mobile phone, ID, 2 x chain links and some money. My pump is fixed to the bike.




darking 11 Mar 09:08  

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Since I am self employed and riding a Brompton folding bike with front and back carrier , I carry a multifunction electrical tester, set of hand tools and pads of certificates and reports.Who needs a van?


giant brass 1997 16 Mar 19:08  

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I see your a climber I'm a keen climber myself I competed in the BRYCS for the first time last year I finished 5TH in Scotland


HeyWayne 19 Mar 10:51  

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Fresh air at the moment - but that'll change soon enough.


willo12 02 Apr 19:18  

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Tyre levers
small multi tool
pair contact lenses
2 tubes with the crap roads and pot holes need 2
pair laytex rubber glover ( change tyres )
spare AA's for back light



davey56 25 Apr 11:23  

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1 spare inner tub
2 tyre levers
few zip ties
few quid in change
a multi tool
puncture outfit batteries
link splitter
spoke key
first aid kit
energy bars
lock





bloomp 02 May 15:29  

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Hi guys,

Nothing unusual here:

inner tube
puncture repair kit
first aid kit
tyre levers
allen keys
screwdriver for gears
coins & £10 in plastic bag
mini maglite
small knife


My Latest Route: Sep 2010 Middlesborough to Thorpe Thewles Circuit

MadGutts 05 May 21:30  

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I have a small Avenir bag, bought one for my sons bike and then got myslef one as it holds:

Metal Tyre Levers,
Puncture repair kit,
Small adustable spanner (its 4 inches long!)
small multitool,
a double ended cranked allen key 5&6mm
and a spoke key.

My Latest Route: Apr 2010 Witney to Ferryman Inn, Bablock Hythe

splits 02 Jul 07:46  

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At this time of year I use a small shoulder bag. Within it is the usual suspects- spare tube, multi tool, small adjustable spanner, phone, wallet, water bottle, and theres still enough room to squeeze in a work shirt or a rolled up pair of jeans.


sallyann 04 Jul 19:53  

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inner tube and multi tool even though i can't get the tyre off ! my husband insists. coffee and cake money and lipgloss!


TalmanUK 06 Jul 15:46  

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Just out of interest, when/if you lock your bike up do you take your saddlebag with you or do you risk it staying on your bike?


sallyann 06 Jul 17:13  

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Hi I've just added a tiny first aid kit to mine.


txbnet 14 Jul 11:34  

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Allen keys
Scabs patches (self adhesive no messing with glue)
Inner tube
Tyre levers
Map
Phone with Google Map application downloaded - handy for Where am I?
Key for cycle lock
Waterproof Karrimor Hi Vis Orange top (£19 at Sportsdirect)
Beer guide
Spare beer guide in case first gets beer stains


My Latest Route: Jan 2011 Whitley Bay to Bellingham

longbob 23 Jul 10:26  

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I have a rather small saddle bag but manage to squeeze in a spare tube, a set of patches, levers, co2 mini pump, multitool and the all important 10 / 20 quid note.

food i stick in my jersey with my phone.

i do actually need to get another for my mountain bike as all the bits in this one are for my road.

its always a toss up between weight and size for me...on my road bike i like to carry as little as possible but if i wasnt overly as worried i would probably carry more (chain tool, an extra tube etc)


darking 23 Jul 13:25  

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Allen Key set

10mm spanner

Tyre Weld


Ride2win 23 Jul 13:58  

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hello all.

am only new , but in my bag I have

Glueless patch
tyre levers
multi tool
co2
co2 pump head.
bank card
cell phone

sometimes somthing to eat, a bar or gel.

My Latest Route: Jul 2010 Strood to Gravesend Loop

Pesmo 23 Jul 23:24  

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For Me;

Cycle Multitool
Normal Multitool with pliers (includes knife blade and cable cutter)
Small Screwdrivers x 2 (Multitool ones are often crap and awkward to use)
Medium adjustable spanner
Spare tube
Compact conventional pump
Chain link tool
puncture kit
Tyre Levers
6 inch section of old tyre so that I can pack it behind a torn sidewall should I hit a rock or similar.

Bike lock, Money, Phone, Keys, Drink, Carbohydrate, waterproof & a 'Buff'

Both of my bikes have this same kit in them as they are garaged in different places so it saves me moving it from bike to bike.



bloomp 26 Jul 14:03  

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After coming off recently and bending my wheel miles from home I recommend carrying a spoke key and learning how to use it - cracking piece of kit!


My Latest Route: Sep 2010 Middlesborough to Thorpe Thewles Circuit

Aurum 02 Aug 13:29  

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Just fitted a Topeak saddle bag this weekend. I have the usual spare tube, Levers, patch kit, multi-tool and box spanner....... but best of all, Peace of Mind. At least I now have a fighting chance of avoiding a long walk home.

Regards
Roger

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baggiesat8 27 Oct 15:17  

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I have a Specialized bag on my road bike which contains two tubes, tyre levers, CO2 pump and two cylinders, just about have room for keys and phone.
On my commuter I have a larger Topeak bag with two tubes, tyre levers, multitool.
I don't have one on my MTB as I always have my Deuter backpack on with 2 litre hydration system and plenty of room for tubes and tools.


My Latest Route: Dec 2010 Bromyard to Hillhampton and Tenbury Wells Figure Eight

brumbear 07 Nov 22:29  

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.....Multi tool with tyre levers. Spare tube. Mini Blackburn pump. Mobile phone.

My Latest Route: Nov 2010 Bedford to Grafham Water Loop via Eaton Socon

Dal69 17 Jan 22:00  

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most definatley 2x tubes
puncture kit
small sockets
hi vis jacket
lenses for shades
base layer top
i agree £10 beer tokens
levers
v small screwdriver
mobile



guitarpete247 14 Feb 19:44  

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Spare tube, tyre levers, multitool with chain tool, tyre levers, screwdriver. All in Pakit pouch I bought 15-20 years ago.

In jersey pocket: phone, money, bank card.

My Latest Route: Apr 2011 Newton Burgoland Circular via Fenny Drayton and Bosworth

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