• Trek saddle bag with reflective bits.
  • 16 gram threaded CO2 cartridges.
  • Glueless tube patches.
  • Threaded inflator.
  • Wrench to remove wheels.
  • 2 tire levers.
  • Chainring wrench.
  • Topeak Alien multitool.
  • 700x25 tube.
  • Caltrain bike car destination tag. Except it's a spoke card.
  • <-- no tensioner = Singlespeed.
  • Reflective sidewall on tire.

My saddle bag

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The contents of my bicycle saddle bag. From left to right (roughly):

Seat bag.
CO2 cartridges (16 gram threaded)
Inflator (for use with threaded CO2 cartridges)
Glueless patches.
Adjustable wrench / spanner for wheel removal
Tire levers x 2
Chainring wrench
Topeak Alien multitool

The Alien is usually overkill, but I have had opportunity to use the knife and even the chain breaker. Allen wrenches is usually all I need.

I own the chainring tool because I've actually needed it on the road, believe it or not. I don't need it anymore, though.

What's in your bag?

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  1. allentomdude 83 months ago | reply

    Do you still need a wrench if you have quick release skewers for your wheels?

    I just keep a tube, mini pump, and a multi-tool in my saddle bag.

  2. allentomdude 83 months ago | reply

    Here's what I keep in my messenger bag:

    What's in my bag

  3. timmycorkery 83 months ago | reply

    Yeah, the Alien is a little overkillish for commuting, but still a nice tool, tho'. Have you tried/seen their Mini9? I freakin' love mine and it's teensy.

  4. Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious 83 months ago | reply

    Sparring gloves: I heard the drivers in Sunnyvale can be kind of rough, but wow.

    The Mini9 looks good; I own the Park's equivalent to this.

    The Alien was a road find, believe it or not! It was found at elevation 10,400 feet near Lake Brainard in Colorado, a few miles beyond Ward, Colorado.

    I have five or six multitools at least. I should gather them all up and take a group photo.

  5. Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious 83 months ago | reply

    Forgot to mention: this bag is for my fixed/singlespeed bikes. The wrench isn't needed for my QR-equipped bikes.

  6. gcorcione 83 months ago | reply

    i don't have saddle bag! i have tubeless ;-)
    i think u like so much tetris the game, do u know??
    all in a little bag ... fenomenus!

  7. Janet is really Cool! 83 months ago | reply

    Hmm, I don't carry a chainring wrench, and I setting myself up for trouble?

  8. Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious 83 months ago | reply

    The chainring wrench was for a very old bike with very old parts that kept falling off. I replaced the parts and the wrench is no longer needed in my bag.

    Gianluca: Tubeless tires still can need patching, right? Or are you talking about the solid airless tires?

  9. Em Sprouster 83 months ago | reply

    sweet., you have those instant co2 things. i want those so bad, fixing punctures is a pain in the ass. especially during a race.

  10. Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious 83 months ago | reply

    Jen, if you get those be sure to get the non-threaded type. The CO2 refills for those are significantly less expensive.

  11. gilligguy 83 months ago | reply

    As a kid I my "spoke cards" were a Royal Flush. :-)

  12. wikid 83 months ago | reply

    the CO2 inflaters are one of the greatest inventions for bikes.

    mines very similar to yours except instead of an adjustable wrench I carry a clif bar. I commute 30+ miles everyday and I'm just not man enough to do that on a single speed :)

  13. Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious 83 months ago | reply

    30+ miles on SS is tough. My 1-way commute is 24 miles, but 20 miles of that is on a train, usually. If I bike the entire distance it's usually on my road bike (the one with 30 gears on it).

  14. chdot 70 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Bicycle Tools, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  15. chdot 53 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called What do you take when you go cycling?, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  16. Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious 38 months ago | reply

    Haha deleted and blocked. :-)

  17. devianb 9 months ago | reply

    I am amazed you got all that to fit in such a tiny bag.

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