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staehpj1:
These lists will vary greatly from individual to individual.  I think that for me most of the items on your list are stuff on my "leave home to save weight" list :)  I counted 5 items on your list that I actually carry and a few others that I carry, but carry a different brand.  A fair number of your listed items are on my "avoid like the plague" list.  At one time I carried quite a few more of the items, but found that after a few long tours I really never used them.

Not knocking your list, if it works for you that is great.  I just can't help but observe how different it is from what I carry.

DaveB:

--- Quote from: staehpj1 on December 04, 2012, 07:24:12 am ---These lists will vary greatly from individual to individual.  I think that for me most of the items on your list are stuff on my "leave home to save weight" list :)  I counted 5 items on your list that I actually carry and a few others that I carry, but carry a different brand.
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I also don't agree with all of the items but the OP didn't intend it as a list of what to carry on the bike.  It also includes a lot of things for home use, maintanance, seasonal use, etc.  If you really took all of those things on a tour, you would need a BOB just for them and another one for your clothes and gear. :)

staehpj1:

--- Quote from: DaveB on December 04, 2012, 08:49:09 am ---
--- Quote from: staehpj1 on December 04, 2012, 07:24:12 am ---These lists will vary greatly from individual to individual.  I think that for me most of the items on your list are stuff on my "leave home to save weight" list :)  I counted 5 items on your list that I actually carry and a few others that I carry, but carry a different brand.
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I also don't agree with all of the items but the OP didn't intend it as a list of what to carry on the bike.  It also includes a lot of things for home use, maintanance, seasonal use, etc.  If you really took all of those things on a tour, you would need a BOB just for them and another one for your clothes and gear. :)

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True.  I made some assumptions about what he intended as items to carry and items for home.  Those assumptions may or may not be correct.

danieljndube:
Hello StaehPJ. Thank you for the response. It's not a carry list. In which case, the question arises, why post on this  forum? I started out as a standard recreational cyclist, using a racing bike. More and more, I came to see that touring and randonneuring practices, cycles, gear, and thinking make the most sense to me. Hence, while a general road-bike list, it shows some favoritism to the kind of riding people on here do, touring.

Posting it was intended to serve three purposes, ideally. One, save some beginners countless hours of research. Two, let more experienced cyclists take away the one good idea or product they may have overlooked. Three, gain suggestions for both deletion and addition.

I say ideally: I wasn't sure anyone at all would read it; figured it'd at least organize that greasy portion of my brain devoted to cycling "stuff". Turns out that twenty-five hundred riders in fifteen countries have read it, so the first two purposes have been served. The third has been served partially (relatively low rate of suggestion). One unintended purpose has also been served: a few of the cottage-industry sized companies look to have benefited, rightly, from their provision to us of really good products. For instance, Cyclelogical: Design & Ideas posted a thank-you for the mention, and Velo Orange's Dajia stand received the first or second-most clicks on its link. I have not spoken with these folks, but I suspect some orders have been placed and some riders' needs have been met.

That's the thinking behind the little piece. Sounds like you're an experienced rider, so I'd love to hear any suggestions for items missing. May also add a blurb of intent next I update the post. A couple of suggestions have already been snuck in without the magic 50 number changing, but three items will be added later today or tomorrow bringing it to 53.

Dan



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