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  • Premier Icon DezB
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    Lunch, banana
    Pants/socks
    Wallet
    iPhone
    Puncture kit*
    Keys

    pump/tube/water on the bike
    don’t need a lock

    *

    tonyd
    Member

    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).
    Other draw at work contains snacks and breakfast (sachets of porridge).
    Draws get refilled/topped up when I drive in.

    fasthaggis
    Member

    Cape
    Wallet
    Phone
    ski lock
    pen
    Lunch
    Extra drink ( damn those CX and their one bottle cage)

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I once carried a big fat cuddly toy pig strapped to my rucksack.
    Just thought I’d mention it.
    Was for my dog.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    Shirt, socks, pump, tube, tool.

    Spare pants and wet wipes if it’s really hot.

    Spare pants and a flannel if it’s wet.

    Possibly a spare layer if it’s changeable.

    Lock and suits stay at work. Selection of ties in The Tiebrary on my desk.

    STATO
    Member

    Currently at uni so…

    Loads of books to take to library
    Files and paper
    Bike clothes (changed when got here)
    Umbrella
    Lunch
    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.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Cape..

    Superhero?

    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 drink

    brakes
    Member

    bike lock
    wash bag
    trouser
    another trouser
    shirt
    pant
    pant
    sock
    sock
    tube
    multitool
    adjustable wrench
    pump
    patches
    spare change
    soft shell jacket

    not light but covers all eventualities and makes the hills harder i.e. good training

    Premier Icon TPTcruiser
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    I have one of those lock attachments to the seat post, one less thing in the bag. Bottle cage too.
    Pump
    Tube
    Repair kit
    Tools
    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!).

    camo16
    Member

    pants/socks

    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.

    Premier Icon tthew
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    Tube
    Pump
    Zipties
    Multitool
    Puncture kit
    Shirt
    Phone
    Wallet
    Lunch

    No lock required, and no water for a 45 min trip. Enough to ensure I can compete my ride and no more.

    fasthaggis
    Member

    Superhero?
    In the eyes of my family ,yes πŸ˜‰

    cape

    not

    cape

    micky
    Member

    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!

    camo16
    Member

    Ye gads, some of you guys carry way more than me!

    samuri
    Member

    Allen keys
    Spare tubes
    Spoke key
    Tyre levers
    puncture repair kit
    chain tool
    keys
    work pass

    That’s stuff that’s always tehre.
    the rest varies

    dinner
    clean shirt
    riding home shorts
    riding home shirt
    rain coat
    wallet
    glasses case
    work items like papers and books
    couple of phones

    camo16
    Member

    Better to load the bike than load you.

    Yeah, that’s what I was thinking. Anyone have those under-saddle storage units for puncture kit etc?

    fasthaggis
    Member

    pant
    pant

    brakes ..hard commute ?

    πŸ™‚

    fasthaggis
    Member

    under-saddle storage units

    yup,and a pump on the frame.

    I know this is very uncool in some eyes,but quite frankly my dear I don’t …

    sam42
    Member

    In a camelbak mule nv-
    Main compartment- socks, boxers, work shirt, deo, moisturiser!
    Front pocket- levers, puncture repair kit, aws-10, spare tube, mini-pump.
    Work trews and towel once a week in main compartment too.

    badllama
    Member

    The same as what I take on every ride – 1 tube but + clothes, lock πŸ˜€

    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.

    Contents are
    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 πŸ˜€ Oh nearly forgot currently a trail saw as well after editing a trail in Delamere at weekend.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Shirt
    Trousers
    Pants
    Towel
    Shampoo
    tube
    co2
    wallet
    keys
    phone

    motivforz
    Member

    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.

    lemonysam
    Member

    Puncture stuff, multitool, change of clothes, spare pants, socks for when I forget them, waterproof (that isn’t), lunch, keys, wallet and phone. Plus a collection of assorted shite that lives in the bottom of my pannier.

    tonyd
    Member

    I 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.

    camo16
    Member

    Clothes…

    …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.

    Waterproof
    Lights
    Clothes for the day
    Wallet/phone/keys

    yossarian
    Member

    Tube
    Mini pump
    Patches
    Tyre levers
    Mini tool
    5 minute lock
    Lights
    Keys
    Phones
    Gillet
    Clothes

    mav12
    Member

    pump chain splitter puncture kit light waterproof jacket multi tool leave lock at work lunch is meal deal tubes in saddle bag

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    Clothes for the day

    How quaint. Just persuade your employer to embrace naturism and save loads of weight on the way in……

    badllama
    Member

    Ref camo16

    Roll shirts don’t fold πŸ™‚

    Waterproofs take more space than anything πŸ™

    camo16
    Member

    co2

    WTF??

    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.

    Probably right.

    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.

    clubber
    Member

    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.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    multitool
    backup led lights
    toughest cable lock i could find (long enough for wheels) –
    pants,
    tshirt
    socks
    book
    waterproof
    fluorescent backpack cover – only put it on in the rain/night
    lunch- sarnies, orange, banana, kiwis
    wallet
    keys
    phone
    paracetamol

    (main lock is on bike rack at work)
    (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 😳 )

    camo16
    Member

    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**.

    brakes
    Member

    I’ve pulled something out of the bag that looks more like a spent man tissue

    f-o-l-d
    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.

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    aswell as the usual:

    phone+wallet+keys+inhaler+doorpass+lunch+tubesandpump

    today i’m carrying:
    secateurs
    folding saw
    folding sickle
    mini-mattock

    ’cause i’ve got some trail-work to do on the cycle path.

    clubber
    Member

    Yeah, it lives there permanently – has done for 10 years… other people now do the same. I don’t think anyone’s considered it bagsying – they still lock their bikes to the rail if they’re there before me.

    pdw
    Member

    co2

    WTF??

    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.

    bikebouy
    Member

    The small bag under my seat:

    Wallet
    Two patches
    One lever.

    (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.

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