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  • What's in your commuting bag?
  • aP
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    Shirt, trousers, jumper, rapha Raeburn parachute jacket, work mobile, ipad, glasses, fountain pen, anti-histamine.

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    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.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Really really important stuff….

    chriswilk
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    tube, pump, levers, multitool, lunch.
    locks live at work, as do spare clothes, shoes, towel, etc.
    I don’t ride every day

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    This plus wallet and phone.[url=https://flic.kr/p/o8DYA9]bagcontents[/url] by D0NK, on Flickr

    She has a lot of stuff but tbf she packs it all down pretty well, good work.

    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.

    https://www.flickr.com/groups/whats_in_your_bag/pool

    Premier Icon jwr
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    Two tubes, pump, multi-spanner, multi-tool, tube patches. Keys, wallet, phone, lunch.

    On Mondays also all my clothes for the week.

    dunmail
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    For the bike:
    1 inner tube
    1 pair tyre levers
    1 multi tool
    1 set patches
    1 CO2 cartridge and pump

    For me:
    shirt
    shreddies
    socks
    keys
    phone
    wallet
    food for dinner time
    waterproof
    (winter/wet weather) oversocks

    Gary_M
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    two tubes
    instant patch kit
    Few spare bolts, zip ties, spare jockey wheel (I lost one one day on the ride home and it weighs northing)
    co2 inflater
    2 co2 canisters
    tyre lever
    latex gloves
    multi tool
    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!

    llama
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    At the moment:

    A tube with a hole in (thanks for reminding me)
    multi tool
    tyre leavers
    patch kit
    pump
    rear light
    change
    inhaler
    work ID card
    garmin computer
    canister of torq powder
    receipt for a hotel I stayed in in April
    receipt for a bike I bought a year ago
    comb
    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:

    shirt
    socks
    pants
    lunch
    phone
    wallet

    Premier Icon DezB
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    She has a lot of stuff but tbf she packs it all down pretty well, good work.

    She has to carry it on her back at times – logic to me would be to have a good purge and make the damn bag lighter!

    soma_rich
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    what’s an “Individual alcohol prep pads”
    Is that like going of a curry before a night out?

    I just take tube, lever, multi-tool, phone, shirt, underwear and my wallet need a smaller bag really.

    Premier Icon annebr
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    tools
    tube
    patches
    tyre levers
    pump

    shoes
    socks
    trousers
    undies
    bra
    shirt

    hair brush
    shower gel
    towel

    legolam
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    Inner tube
    Patches
    Tyre levers x2
    Multitool
    Pump
    Lock
    Clip on rear light

    Shirt
    Trousers
    Underwear
    Hair brush
    Wet wipes
    Anti-perspirant

    ID badge
    3 pens
    Purse
    House keys

    Premier Icon madxela
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    2 Tubes
    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
    keys
    lunch
    2 phones
    security pass
    wallet
    + big Smile

    Have lock/clothes/towel etc at work replenished weekly when in the motor

    Premier Icon thetallpaul
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    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 😀 .

    umop3pisdn
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    Shoes, Hawaiian shirt, bar blade, lighter, food.

    15mm spanner, 4mm allen key, tube with no pump, swiss army knife (2 blades and corkscrew), loose change, CPR mask, bandage.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    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)
    Endura Helium jacket (in case of rain)
    Cateye light and spare batteries (not dark this time of year, but it might be foggy)
    Tyre levers
    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
    Emergency tenner
    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

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    Me: pants, socks, inner tube, lunch, usb pen. Keys, wallet, phone, door pass.

    This: http://kk.org/cooltools/archives/22036
    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.

    fasthaggis
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    Phone
    Wallet
    Rain cape
    Pen
    Ski lock
    Dry bag
    Camera
    Lipstick

    Rscott
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    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.

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    Saddle pack
    Tube, two levers, chainsplitter and links, 4mm,5mm and 6mm hex keys, CO2 cartridge, ready glued patches.

    Drawstring pumpbag type thing from Wiggle
    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 Nob
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    Old camelbak with:
    Shirt & underwear.
    Tube
    Gas can
    Spare pump
    Multi tool
    Chain links
    Gear cable
    Wallet
    Waterproof
    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.

    gonzy
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    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 clearout

    jackthedog
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    Pump
    Patch kit
    Tube
    Multitool
    Keys
    Phone

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Blimey gonzy! A bit of redundancy going on there eh?
    6 tyre levers? 3 packs of patches? 2 multi-tools + 2 sets of Allen keys? 😯

    wilburt
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    Nothing bike related:

    Greek salad (going in) empty plasic box (going home)
    ginger cake
    pens/pencils
    phone/wallet/keys/laptop dongle doda
    Paramo gillet (love that)
    spork
    jumble of change and crumbs
    various bits of paper, letters,
    cap
    glasses.

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    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.

    tonyd
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    No bag for me usually. Tool bottle:
    – Spare tube
    – Pump
    – Park patches
    – Tyre levers
    – Multi tool
    – 15mm spanner (alfine)
    – Chain breaker

    Jersey pocket:
    – Keys
    – Phone
    – Emergency £10
    – Security pass for work

    Bike lock is left at work
    Food and clothes are kept at work, any restocking is either done on a driving day or with an Ortlieb backroller.

    lemonysam
    Member

    How often do you need to replace a bottom bracket in the middle of a 7 mile commute?!

    My bag contains mostly socks, there’s a pump in there and lots of decaying AAA batteries. Mostly socks though.

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    Always In:[/u]
    Multi tool
    Tyre levers
    Pump
    Spare tube
    Puncture repair kit
    Lights
    Few bits – jockey wheels, cleats, pads
    Wallet
    Phone
    Keys

    Varies:[/u]
    Lunch for the day
    Clothes – shorts, tshirt, socks & undies generally
    Extra riding clothes if it’s really wet
    Rain jacket

    gonzy
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    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.
    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

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Just spotted the hypothermia rescue blanket!

    You clearly take your commuting seriously gonzy 😀

    gonzy
    Member

    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….
    i guess i’m just

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Actually I thought those were fair enough for Manchester 😀

    gonzy
    Member

    Actually I thought those were fair enough for Manchester

    an RPG or a mini gun would be better though….some people should not be allowed behind a steering wheel 🙄

    In communitng bag
    waterproof
    hi viz vest/gilet thing
    shirt
    trousers
    trolleys
    socks
    towel
    pit spray
    Shoooos
    laptop
    charger
    Overshoes
    In saddle bag:
    emergency lights
    tube
    patches
    levers
    multi tool
    spare link
    energy gel
    emergency £2

    That’s what I love about cycling – the simplicity 😕

    ndthornton
    Member

    pump
    puncher repair kit
    tyre levers
    tube
    Wallet
    Phone
    keys

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    @RscottI always find my shirt a bit creased and looking a bit rubbish by the time I get there

    Just take a week’s worth in and hang them up on the sale rack marked £30 each. No-one will touch them!

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    Shirts? Pfft! Thats where you’re going wrong. Theres a simple solution to your office attire dilemma Dezzy baby…..

    gonzy
    Member

    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.
    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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