Commuters – contents of your bags, if you please
No bag for me:
Tool bottle – spare tube, tyre levers, tool, mini pump
Jersey pocket – wallet, phone, keys
Bike gets left in a cycle locker at work so I don’t need a lock, but why don’t you leave a lock at work and just carry the key?
How long is your commute? Mine is an hour each way and I only carry water on very hot days.
Draw at work contains spare clothes etc (towel on coatrack).Posted 4 years ago
Other draw at work contains snacks and breakfast (sachets of porridge).
Draws get refilled/topped up when I drive in.STATOMember
Currently at uni so…
Loads of books to take to library
Files and paper
Bike clothes (changed when got here)
Water bottle off bike
Dont bother with puncture kit/pump etc. Fitted puncture proof tyres and will walk home or call for lift if i get puncture, its only 4 mile.Posted 4 years agoradtothepowerofsikMember
Chrome Mini Metro, with pants sockas and shirt for the day (trousers, towel and shower gel live at work), 2x locks (in case I stop somewhere on the way home), pump, tube and tyre levers. That’s every day, then occasionally a waterproof if it looks like rain.
This morning I also had a laptop I’ve been fixing for a friend and a box of weetabix because I’d run out. Wallett/keys/phone are in my pockets
Edit: 10 miles / 40-45 minutes so no need for a drinkPosted 4 years agoTPTcruiserSubscriber
I have one of those lock attachments to the seat post, one less thing in the bag. Bottle cage too.
Shower jacket thing
Lights – mini emergency ones
USB memory sticks
Stuff left over from Sunday at the cricket to clear out, wrappers, freebies (Yorkshire Tea, Flankie!).Posted 4 years ago
Aye, there’s cleverness at work there.
pump/tube/water on the bike
I worry it’ll get pinched if I leave it at the bike storage, so all the above is baggged. Might change now, though – who’d nick a bike pump?
How long is your commute?
25 minutes. To be honest, I only carry water so I look cool when stopped at the lights.Posted 4 years agomickyMember
It all depends on where you have to leave the bike and whether it’s safe or not. If it’s safe I would get a pump that mounts under the water bottle cage and then turn 1 old water bottle into a toolkit holder with a spare tube in etc. If you can find a way to put a chain on the bike that would be good too. Better to load the bike than load you. Gives you more space in your bag as well!Posted 4 years agosamuriMember
puncture repair kit
That’s stuff that’s always tehre.
the rest varies
dinnerPosted 4 years ago
riding home shorts
riding home shirt
work items like papers and books
couple of phonesbadllamaMember
The same as what I take on every ride – 1 tube but + clothes, lock 😀
I carry far too much but sods law states as I use the same bag when I get in the middle of no where I’ll have left something at home between the process of swapping kit from commute ride and proper ride at weekend.
2 x 15 mm spanners for freeride bike rear wheel removal
Multi tool Bike
Multi tool general
3 x Tyre leavers
1 x puncture kit
1 spare tube + 1 on proper ride
1 x Pressure gauge
2 x cycle pumps I know I know 😯 (one for each type of valve) I don’t want to be prating around changing things around in a small pump in the pouring rain, cold etc.
1x Shock Pump
2 x Pair of rubber gloves
1 x penknife
1 x Buff
I think that’s it 😀 Oh nearly forgot currently a trail saw as well after editing a trail in Delamere at weekend.Posted 4 years agomotivforzMember
Bike pump on frame (annoyingly I forget to take it for mtb rides because it’s on the commuter!)
Carradice saddlebag (barley I think) with clothes, lunchbox, tubes, thin waterproof, spanner, chain tool, multitool, puncture kit, inhaler. No water needed – only 45min to 1hr commute.Posted 4 years ago
…seriously, how do you get them to come out of your bag in the same state they went in?
On the odd occasion I’ve had to bring a shirt in to work, I’ve pulled something out of the bag that looks more like a spent man tissue 😯 than a professional’s fashion item.Posted 4 years ago
think you’re worrying un-necessarily for a 25 minute commute! I used to have a similar distance commute and found myself loading up panniers with stuff I didn’t really need just to make it harder.
But having gone through a period of 4+ punctures a week pre Christmas I’m paranoid about things that could go wrong… and packing accordingly.Posted 4 years agoclubberMember
shirt, underwear, socks, belt, usual cycling tools, tubes, etc in a 18L camelbak (which is mostly empty at the moment but in winter sometimes has spare kit)
My lock stays at work in the bike shed so I don’t have to carry it
My shoes, trousers, towel, shower gel, deodorant all stay at work in a locker.
I fold/roll my shirt carefully and because the bag is fairly big it doesn’t need to be stuffed in. Also, hang it up near the shower (the steam helps get creases out) and put it on when you’re still slightly damp (post shower!) which also helps remove any creases. Or get non-iron shirts.Posted 4 years agokimbersSubscriber
backup led lights
toughest cable lock i could find (long enough for wheels) –
fluorescent backpack cover – only put it on in the rain/night
lunch- sarnies, orange, banana, kiwis
(main lock is on bike rack at work)Posted 4 years ago
(marathon plus tyres= dont need pump/tube/patches)
(leave jeans/ trainers/ spare pants/shorts/ towel/ wash kit in work, change them every week or 2 😳 )
My lock stays at work in the bike shed so I don’t have to carry it
clubber – do you leave it locked to the metal posts of the bike rack at night? I thought about that (others do it in my building), but I thought it would look like I was ‘bagsying’ the post and therefore behaving like a tw**.Posted 4 years agobrakesMember
I’ve pulled something out of the bag that looks more like a spent man tissue
I do it like this but without the plastic. only crease is a slight horizontal one across the midriff but that quickly disappears
EDIT: it also helps if you have something to put the shirt next to which will help to keep it flat. my rucksack had a board in it, and my courier bag is stiff enough not to crumple. I also put the shirt on top of folded trousers which helps.Posted 4 years agopdwMember
Why would you not? Unlike riding for pleasure, when commuting delays usually mean being late for something, and you’ll be doing it in all weather. The novelty of pumping up a tyre in the dark in freezing rain quickly wears off. I carry two tubes and two CO2 canisters, as well as pump and patches. My commute is 10 miles – not far by bike, but it’s a flipping long walk if the team car is unavailable.Posted 4 years agobikebouyMember
The small bag under my seat:
(My foldie has the pump in the seat tube, my wallet looks kinda big in my back pocket and has my phone in it too)
If I need to take the iPad then I carry a man bag over my shoulder, that then carries my wallet but the patches stay in my seat bag.
If it rains I catch the bus if in town.Posted 4 years ago
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