What EMERGENCY equipment do you carry

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  1. peanutjar

    peanutjar New Member

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    Wondering what other folks carry with them on rides:
     
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  2. daveryanwyoming

    daveryanwyoming Well-Known Member

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    On a general road ride I'll carry a spare tube, a couple of self adhesive patches, two plastic tire irons and either a CO2 inflator(2 cartridges) or pump. That and some cash to buy a bit of food along the way if I go longer than planned. BTW, dollar bills make killer sidewall boots if you get a sidewall slash and need to get home as do mylar power bar wrappers doubled over on themselves.

    I've broken more than one chain or snapped rear derailleurs on mountain bike rides so then I tend to carry a small chain breaker and maybe a couple of choice allen wrenches in the mountain bike kit in addition to the stuff above.

    -Dave
     
  3. li rider

    li rider New Member

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    a cell phone

    2 tubes and 2 CO2 cartridges (3 for century rides)

    small pump that doubles as nozzle for the CO2 cartridges

    tools for changing the tire

    money

    ID and medical insurance card



     
  4. artemidorus

    artemidorus New Member

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    I am a ROAD rider
    I am a MOUNTAIN/TRAIL rider
    SPARE TUBE with LEVERS & PUMP
    TOOLS or MULTI-TOOL (only on trail)
    TUBE patch kit
    MONEY
    ENERGY BAR/GEL/MIX etc
    mobile phone in plastic bag
    shock pump (sometimes on trail if I want to fiddle with the ride)
    water (not sports drink - leaves your teeth covered with sugar, bad for 'em)
     
  5. rowskein

    rowskein New Member

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    Road biking,

    The same as these but also carry a chain breaker and spoke spanner. Only used the spoke spanner once, the chain breaker has come in handy a couple of times for me and other stranded cyclists! Rides are usually between 40-100 miles!
     
  6. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    Topeak carbon mini pump, a tube (2 on long solo rides), a couple peel-n-stick patches, Park spoke wrench, a Park tire boot, $20, a Park mini-tool hex key set, a schraeder/presta adapter, a plastic tire iron, a cell phone, a small knife with one blade, and a Hungarian FEG PA63 9mm x 18mm Makarov pistol.
     
  7. benkoostra

    benkoostra New Member

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    Pump
    patch kit
    tire levers
    mini tool
    tube
    cell phone
    latex gloves
    driver's licence
    $/cc
    2 power bars/gels

    I ride as far as 40 miles away from home, but still near an urban area.
     
  8. Powerful Pete

    Powerful Pete New Member

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    I am a road rider.

    I carry: 1 tube, 1 patch kit, 1 multi tool (currently the topeak thingie), tire levers, a cell phone and a few Euro (5 or 10).

    Along with a mini-pump mounted to the frame and one water bottle for rides under 50 km and two for longer or hotter rides.
     
  9. kdelong

    kdelong Well-Known Member

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    I am a road rider.

    I carry a spare tube, patch kit, CO2 inflator with extra cartridge, three prong hex key, 2 plastic tire tools, small phillips screwdriver, convertable cable with small nipper, spoke wrench, cell phone, $1.00 in coins and $20+ in smaller denominations, ID/Drivers License, 2 water bottles, and fruit in my jersey pockets. I also keep several spare spokes with nipples in the seat tube.

    I prefer to ride in fairly desolate areas so I either transport my bike to a starting point or ride through the suburban jungle to get to where I like to ride. Average ride is 40 miles, more on the weekends, less in cold weather.
     
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