- What's in your commuting bag?
Two tubes, one pump, one set of tyre levers, one pair of latex gloves
Multitool, cafe lock. Survival blanket (it was spare), waterproof jacket.
Shirt, underwear, keys, money and cards, work mobile.
Enough food to keep a platoon going for a week.
Any work files I’ve taken home.
I use a 20l pannier btw.Posted 3 years agotrailofdestructionMember
There’s a strange curiosity about what other people have in their bags.
If anyone wants to take pictures that would be even better. You can even add them here.Posted 3 years agoGary_MMember
instant patch kit
Few spare bolts, zip ties, spare jockey wheel (I lost one one day on the ride home and it weighs northing)
2 co2 canisters
piece of groundhseet cut up into various sizes (to patch a ripped sidewall)
emergency chocolate bar
Pump in pocket with a length of gaffa tape round the handle
50 items is a lot to carry!Posted 3 years agollamaMember
At the moment:
A tube with a hole in (thanks for reminding me)
work ID card
canister of torq powder
receipt for a hotel I stayed in in April
receipt for a bike I bought a year ago
box of anadin
a card giving 1 month access to pluralsight training
a wind/waterproof gillet
If was actually going to the office today there would also be:
shirtPosted 3 years ago
1 tyre lever (will be 2 when I find the missing one)
1 self adhesive patch
mountain morph pump
gel & cereal bar
zip lock bag of wipe/steri strips/sticky plaster/tissues (always in my osprey due to multi use between commuting, mountain biking & family cycles (steri strips now added due to 7 year old over the handlebars!)
probably a survival foil blanket in there too
+ big Smile
Have lock/clothes/towel etc at work replenished weekly when in the motorPosted 3 years agothetallpaulSubscriber
Normally all in an Ortlieb back roller:
Small Camelback: tools/innertubes/danger cash
Plastic bag 1: Wallet, glasses, headphones.
Plastic bag 2: Packed lunch
Plastic bag 3: Shirt, undercrackers and socks
Plastic bag 4: D Lock + spare lights.
Waterproof Bontrager jacket.
Maybe I carry a little too much. Maybe the camelback needs changing for a plaggy bag to be consistent.
Tonight I have an extra back roller to carry 1 bottle of MacAllan Gold and several pork pies for Whiskey club. Nom nom slurp 😀 .Posted 3 years ago
I tend to leave food, supplies, clothes and locks at office to minimise what I need to carry, so at the moment my bag just contains:
Fresh grundies and socks. (t-shirt, jeans + shoes left at office)Posted 3 years ago
Endura Helium jacket (in case of rain)
Cateye light and spare batteries (not dark this time of year, but it might be foggy)
Lezyne Tech Drive HP pump
One spare tube
Park Tool Super patches (in case of two punctures or to help out others)
An old skool Alien multitool with chain tool on it
Couple of SRAM PowerLock links (in case of broken chain)
Phone (usually running Endomondo to record route)
Asthma inhaler (wheeeze!)
Few zip ties and bit of bodge tape
Me: pants, socks, inner tube, lunch, usb pen. Keys, wallet, phone, door pass.
over 50 items including
Multi-tool + mini multi-tool
Bare Minerals Mini SPF 20 Concealer and Baby Buki mini kabuki brush.
Bare Minerals Lip Liner, Eye Liner, Liner Brush
Clinique Mascara, Mirror Compact
Aveda Lip Glaze
Individual alcohol prep pads
Yaesu VX-8DR HT Radio
Garmin 620 sports watch with heart rate monitor
Flippin ‘ell.Posted 3 years agoRscottMember
Do any of you need to take shirts to work everyday, as i have said before i work in aldi and work hard (not say you dont) but with this territory comes a bit of perspiration i get 1 day out of a shirt even if its cold due to the nature of supermarkets, food spills cleaning products etc.
I always find my shirt a bit creased and looking a bit rubbish by the time I get there.Posted 3 years agoScapegoatSubscriber
Tube, two levers, chainsplitter and links, 4mm,5mm and 6mm hex keys, CO2 cartridge, ready glued patches.
Drawstring pumpbag type thing from WigglePosted 3 years ago
Pants, phone, wallet, keys, ID/doorswipe card, tube of High 5 zeros, E-cig, juice and charger, codeine, ibuprofen and paracetamol, keys, clean work shirt, day supply of fresh ground coffee, Montane Velo, bagged portion of oats/salt/sweetener and a banana. Oh, and there’s a used CO2 cartridge in there, and I’ve just found a crumpled cigarillo in the bottom.Hob NobMember
Old camelbak with:
Shirt & underwear.
Small lock, just in case I want to stop on the way home at the butchers etc.
Other stuff would be office keys, and security pass, my phone, work phone, work iPad.Posted 3 years ago
what good timing this post is….
i’m taking a month off from any riding due to Ramadan so last night i went through my camelback to see what was in it…
this is what i found
along with a small bag containing…
on top of all this i have my shirt, underwear and socks (rest of the stuff stays at work), my office keys and works ID, house keys, work USB stick, phone charger/USB cable, wallet, bottle of water/juice and food
why i carry all this crap around, i dont know, especially seeing as i dont need most of it for a 7 mile commute…i think its time for a bit of a clearoutPosted 3 years agoD0NKSubscriber
Now that’s a lot of gear Gonzy.
A few observations:
I have that little spanner/bottle opener, mbuk freebie was it?
Good job you carry a shock pump coz when that blackburn one fails you’ll need it and TBF it probably shifts the same volume as my spare pump (microrocket*) 😉
How many levers?
Posh dust caps on your spare tubes?
Can you come riding with us? Looks like I’d never have to bring my camelbak or indeed do any preventative maintenance at home as you cart an entire workshop around 🙂
*after my blackburn experience I carried 2 pumps around for a while until I realised proper pumps don’t just suddenly give up for no reason in the middle of nowhere.Posted 3 years agotonydMember
No bag for me usually. Tool bottle:
– Spare tube
– Park patches
– Tyre levers
– Multi tool
– 15mm spanner (alfine)
– Chain breaker
– Emergency £10
– Security pass for work
Bike lock is left at workPosted 3 years ago
Food and clothes are kept at work, any restocking is either done on a driving day or with an Ortlieb backroller.woody2000Subscriber
Puncture repair kit
Few bits – jockey wheels, cleats, pads
Varies:[/u]Posted 3 years ago
Lunch for the day
Clothes – shorts, tshirt, socks & undies generally
Extra riding clothes if it’s really wet
to be fair i do carry a fair amount of kit around and thats because in the past i used to work as a mountain bike leader for Lancashire County Council.
during that time the number of poorly maintained bikes that kids used to bring along on rides was unbelievable as was the rate of failure and it was always up to me to carry out the trailside fixes to get them up and running again.
half the tools i carry arent even to fix my own bike but to make sure the other bikes keep going
i carry a lot of lever as i have a habit of losing them. the allen keys have simply accumulated over time, i carry lots of patches as i used to suffera lot of punctures on my commute due to the crap but fast semi slicks i had on my old hardtail.Posted 3 years ago
the blackburn pump is now 10 years old and still working perfectly
the bb tool was only there as i took it along to fit a bb for a friend before a ride and i’ve not got round to putting it back in the toolbox
You clearly take your commuting seriously gonzy
but you missed the wire saw, pen knife and hunting knife…commuting through manchester isnt easy you know… 😉
i use the same bag for commuting and for hitting the trails…hence some of the stuff doesnt get taken out….Posted 3 years ago
i guess i’m just
In communitng bag
hi viz vest/gilet thing
In saddle bag:
That’s what I love about cycling – the simplicity 😕Posted 3 years ago
I always find my shirt a bit creased and looking a bit rubbish by the time I get there.
i find that the best way to bring a shirt in every day is to button iit up and then fold it neatly. then get one of those small Next carrier bags and slide it into the bag. if the shirt is folded correctly it will slide into the bag perfectly and then slide your boxers under the shirt and stick the socks in the collar space. the bag should then fold over and can be slid into a rucksack.Posted 3 years ago
when you get it out the shirt should still remain crease free with the only visible creases being from the folding process. it gives you that “just got the shirt out of the packet” look.
judging by the amount of crap i seem to carry in my bag, i’ve never had a crumpled shirt in the 3 years i’ve been commuting
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