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Packing for packless riding

June 14, 2015, 10:23 p.m.
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I've got a 15 year old camelback pack that is mostly bladder. Small amount of storage and a bungee cord for strapping a jacket too.

It's small enough that it honestly feels more comfortable than trying to cram some crap in Jersey pockets

June 15, 2015, 5:07 p.m.
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SWAT bibs, two bottle cages and a seat bag.

contents:

tube
co2
chuck
lever
multi tool
chain tool
gform knee pads
basic first aid kit
tp
windbreaker
phone
real food

been using multiple small padded cases to prevent injury in the event of a crash, in addition to keeping shit organized.

25-30k is the max distance i've felt comfortable with this setup.

while your sitten at your desk im banging laps.

June 15, 2015, 7:37 p.m.
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after my ride yesterday i may pack a bit less , i had 1.5L of fluids and i barely drank 1/2 a litre during the Open class race at Vedder yesterday

tool wise i had the bare min , tube , pump , multitool and some side wall patches and tube patches , used 3 of the items yesterday so i was glad to have them . now i wish it was still the flip phone era my S5 Active is huge .

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June 15, 2015, 11:54 p.m.
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Did 36km this evening with a 750mL Camelbak water bottle.:fruit:

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

June 16, 2015, 11:24 a.m.
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After working as a bike guide [HTML_REMOVED] carrying a huge, heavy pack for a couple years, I now hate riding with one. I do have one of these for longer 3+ hours rides on hot days, but it rarely comes out.

I use a combo of these…

Also, these bags are awesome for keeping your phone dry if its in your pocket.

June 16, 2015, 11:28 a.m.
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Also, these bags are awesome for keeping your phone dry if its in your pocket.

10 bucks for 2 bags?

These are my go to.

June 16, 2015, 11:37 a.m.
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10 bucks for 2 bags?

The MEC ones are a lot more durable [HTML_REMOVED] actually waterproof. I probably get 6 months of almost daily use out of a bag before it wears out.

June 16, 2015, 12:17 p.m.
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The MEC ones are a lot more durable [HTML_REMOVED] actually waterproof. I probably get 6 months of almost daily use out of a bag before it wears out.

for what it's worth, you could probably get 6 months out of a no-name sandwich bag as well lol - it's for sweat after all, not throwing in a lake.

June 16, 2015, 12:22 p.m.
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for what it's worth, you could probably get 6 months out of a no-name sandwich bag as well lol - it's for sweat after all, not throwing in a lake.

Sometimes a winter ride around here can leave you looking like you did jump in the lake.

June 16, 2015, 12:28 p.m.
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Sometimes a winter ride around here can leave you looking like you did jump in the lake.

Killed two cell phones in a rain storms.

Add in drowning a phone in a puddle or creek/stream potential.

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June 16, 2015, 12:44 p.m.
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I'm a ziploc guy for winter snow shredding, and when it's raining on rides….they work adequately

June 16, 2015, 12:45 p.m.
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Impulse purchased the race face stash vest on Saturday after reading about it on this thread, rode with it on Sunday morning. Impressed. Riding a SC TBLT means no cage (except on downside of downtube). This vest fit the bill for me. Allows for more water than typical jersey and sits better fully loaded…

June 16, 2015, 1:45 p.m.
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I bike with an old rotary phone so I don't have to worry about dropping the iphone in a puddle.

Wrong. Always.

June 16, 2015, 1:53 p.m.
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I do wish chromag had a second bottle cage mount on the seattube….

ziptie one on?

June 16, 2015, 9:35 p.m.
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I'm getting sick of being the sweatiest guy on the mountain, and decided to try this setup tonight. Worked great.

Repurposed On-Top Beer Coozy

I have a mini hip pack for keys, bars, phone. Pump and bottle go on the bike.

Zip-tie/strapping a bottle cage onto the seat tube of steel hard tails is prolly the best approach for moar water. Brazing additional bottle bosses onto the seat tube is not difficult or time consuming, but might not be worth it for most since you'll have to get that part of the bike repainted or coated once the work is done. Maybe there is an alternate solution using some kind of threaded riv nut?

A second cage is also a great place to keep tubes and tools inside an old bottle. Added advantage of keeping more weight lower and centered on the bike.

Rob Warren
Whishart Bicycles

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