October 7, 2013

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My ding-a-ling

Easiest response to a question EVER! How can any bicycle rider NOT have a bell to both express the joy of riding and to also politely warn walkers of their approach from behind?

Robin 345 days ago

Must have water

I could not possibly do without my water bottle holder!

Michele Cupp 351 days ago

A great bag

Just the kind of bag I could see on my daughter as she breezes down the street to the coffee shop

Ken 351 days ago

Accessory

Bells and lights are supposed to be required by law here so I guess the one accessory I can't do without is the pump - can't go anywhere if tires are flat!

Chuck 352 days ago

top tube storage bag

The one small storage bag on the top tube, I transfer it from bike to bike. Its the one thing that goes with me everywhere. Wallet/phone storage. weird that i could just go buy another one but i have had this one for 6 yrs.

val mendivil 352 days ago

My Beloved Bell

Ahh, what would I do without my Mirrycle Incredibell Brass Duet. This small bell does it all. It's loud enough to give plenty of warning to others on the path, satisfies my obsession with honking/ringing, and it's simple form looks great too!

Erin 352 days ago

Po Campo Pilsen

My wife commutes every day on her Brommie to the elementary school where she's the principal. Her route is treacherous, even though there is a bike lane. Folks here drive like maniacs and give no room to cyclists, much less one another. She cannot do without her helmet, horn (bell isn't loud enough when folks drive with their windows up and music blaring), and super flashing lights--both front and rear. Thanks!

Kev 353 days ago

A Helmet is a must

After a few close calls of my own and working on an ambulance for some years I feel like I could ride any old bike as long as I have a helmet.

Albert 353 days ago

my basket

Whether its to the grocery or library I cant ride without , y basket

joanne 353 days ago

ding ding

I cant ride without a loud bell. I ride lots of shared pathways

clare 353 days ago

Preparing for goatheads

In Boise, we have a a thorned weed called goat heads, they can puncture even puncture resistant tires. I have to have a patch kit and pump at all times. Slimed tires help, but the tire pressure must be kept low (by street tire standards) for it to work.

Theo Albert 353 days ago

Be prepared for a flat

Most of my (5) bikes have the requisite commuter essentials like fenders, racks and bells, but even on my road bike, I am always sure to carry a pump, tire irons, tube and patch kit.

Mark Potts 353 days ago

Jacket

Can't do without a jacket for most of the year where I live, its my protection from the elements.

Micheline 353 days ago

fenders

Can't do without the fenders! They allow me to ride in any weather without changing out of my everyday clothes.

Becky 354 days ago

Blinky Lights

A must have! I commute on busy roads often in rain and fog. I have several flashing lights on my bike for safety and visibility, plus it's fun to be flashy! I see too many bicycles with not even a reflector, dark shadows on the road - scares me.

Fran 354 days ago

Reflective pant strap

My reflective strap keeps my gears from eating my pants and saves me the time I would spend rolling up my pants on my already rushed work mornings

Marisa 354 days ago

Chami butter

Since I have begun to ride longer distance rides I must have my chami butter. It really does make a difference!

Jen 354 days ago

Tubes

Whenever you have road mishaps. Also the tubes are useful as ties when you have unforeseen things to carry.

Dsofia 354 days ago

Polka Dot Helmet

Won't ride without it, plus it seems to help with on-road relations. Folks driving seem to see me more as an individual than an inconvenience.

Liz 354 days ago

Bike accessory

Lights

john reineke 354 days ago

Riding in the rain

The time of year before the snow flies ...riding in a gentle fall rain is a treat.

Alan Magnusson 355 days ago

Smile

I could not do without my smile...every day I get to pretend that I'm 12 years old again as I go Wheeee down the hill from my house for the start of the best commute in the world...that's darned good therapy. :)

Kate Langan 355 days ago

Do we have to choose one?!?

I am the epitome of the urban commuter ready for anything. I have quite the list of accessories that I can't live without:

- my beautiful Nutcase Helmet
- bell
- lights - removable to store in my bag when not in use and rechargeable with my computer, no batteries :D
- front and rear baskets are a major necessity for urban living
- tool kit for quick roadside repairs and back up tube (24" tires demand the backup)
- small towel to wipe down the rain or morning dew
- polar fleece seat cover for winter riding (nothing worse than sitting on a frozen seat after a long day at work)
- different pairs of gloves for the different seasons, not to mention the rain gear
- Contigo mug for spill free coffee drinking on the ride to work

I don't know if I would choose just one unless maybe the bag that holds all of these important items I need in my daily ride, without it I would be lost.

Genessa 355 days ago

Contest

If I could, I'd give every bicyclist a bell. One gentle Brrr-ing announces that a rider is coming up from behind. It's a gentle notice, a polite announcement. I love my bicycle bell. Always have. Ever since the first one on my trike.

Tina Welling 355 days ago

achechories

Can't live without my helmets!

danny 355 days ago

my trailer

I couldnt live without my trailer. I use it to pull around my daughter and carry groceries

tracey 356 days ago

lights

I have lots of lights on my bike. I ride dark cou try roads and untit city pathways. I literally wouldnt live without these

john 356 days ago

I'm a basket case

I'm a basket case without my basket!

Ina 356 days ago

Helmet

I feel naked without it!

Joel Brambila 356 days ago

My Rack!

Whether grabbing something at the grocery or touring for many days, my rack is essential. It works with so many bags/nets/panniers and I can't imagine city life without it.

Therese Dorau 356 days ago

Pannier

I can't do without a pannier. I need to be able to hold my extra lock (I carry two), keys, change of clothes, food (always in need of snacks), cell phone, wallet, makeup (on a rare occasion), and whatever else.

Yvonne VAlencia 356 days ago

Pants!

No joke, having a pair of pants (or shorts) that fit well and ride comfortably can make all the difference.

Spencer Hawkes 356 days ago

Rear basket

When I bike to work, I'm sure that all the bike items I might need (lock, reflective sash, sometimes a rain jacket) are with me, and when I go food shopping, I have a way to get it all home.

Miranda Cox 356 days ago

Can't do without...

... fenders! Living on the Wet Coast these guys make the ride so much more pleasant!

Kelly 356 days ago

What's behind you?

My everyday, most used, can't do without, bicycle accessory would be my EVT helmet mirror. It has a large and wide viewing area to keep me in the know of whats going on behind me at all times. It stays in place, even while riding trails. I find that I'm so dependent on it, that when I'm not riding and don't have my helmet on, just walking down the sidewalk, I'll glance up to see what's behind me. Check them out for yourself http://safezonemirror.com/ Stay safe and have fun!

Geoff McMillion 356 days ago

Stay visible my friends

I don't always bike at night but when I do, I prefer using my bike lights. Stay visible my friends.
Front white light
Rear red light

Brendan Timmins 357 days ago

mmmm coffee...

My go to accessory for my bicycle is definitely a coffee mug holder. It is a simple ring mounted to the handlebar and fits my insulated mug for the morning commute. Steaming hot coffee upon arrival at work...priceless!

Victoria Levesque 357 days ago

Bicycle Accessories

My pannier, it carries everything I need for getting around town. Followed by my water bottle, have to stay hydrated!

Matthew LeDrew 357 days ago

helmet

My helmet is the one thing that I always wear when on my bike.

Howell 357 days ago

Rack and bags

As a bicycle commuter, I am always carrying cargo when I bike. The rack and bags ensure that the bike carries the load; not me!

Helga 357 days ago

Raincoat/Vest

My bicycle raincoat and vest - with all it's zippers, it can hold my phone/mp3 player, keys, and my cards!

Lara 357 days ago

it's the bag

it holds my keys, cell phone, cash, emergency info, epi pen, and peanut m&ms!

jade 357 days ago

Mirror

My mirror helps me to ride safely, by making me aware of what's coming up behind me.

Britt Dougall 357 days ago

My favorite bag

Detours Fremonster bag; built in rain cover, zips shut nice and tight, built in magnet holds the flap down, really comfy shoulder strap, perfectly designed pocket for the u-lock on the outside, pokets inside just right for my sketchbook and or laptop, and it's bright, visible and handsome design. No, I don't work for them I just admire the thought that went into the product and love the bag.

Mae 357 days ago

Basket

I can't do without my basket!!

Heather 358 days ago

Bike accessories

I cannot do without my bag. I got a north street backpack I use most rides. In that I have the other essentials, that some times carry. But the bag is usually there.

Seth Kreiss 358 days ago

Helmet

Sure, I miss the wind in my hair, but I'm also missing five hours of my life from the day something terrible (still a mystery to me) happened. All I know is that my helmet had an ten centimetre crack in it and my skull did not.

Rob 358 days ago

black pants

...the chain mark doesn't show on them!

franz l. 358 days ago

Mirror!

The bike accessory I cannot do without is my mirror! It helps keep me safe and able to ride!

Lenie 358 days ago

It's wicker

My basket, carries all my goods and has high utility!

Iris W. 358 days ago

illumination

I also need to have my bike light nearing this time of year as I leave for work at 6:30 am. It not only helps drivers to see me, but helps me navigate on our streets that don't have street lights.

beth 358 days ago

This Baby has Wings

Not my bike silly, but this great giveaway.
Momentum has the best mag and the best prizes.
Still, my bike has most the goodies and a cool bag like this would really show them all up.

Barbara 358 days ago

bike lock!

Bike thieves are everywhere where I live. That's why I carry my trusty u-lock everytime I ride for anxiety-free parking!

calvin lee 358 days ago

Bell and lights

Riding on the Ottawa network that is shared with pedestrians, a bell is quite essential. At night, I don't feel safe without a good rear light.

Christian H 358 days ago

Lock

My lock I like to know I can keep my bike safe.

Tanya 358 days ago

Can't do without ...

My water bottle. So easy to dehydrate on long rides.

Kelley Westenhoff 358 days ago

Bell

I sound out my frustration towards drivers with it! :)

Casandra 358 days ago

Lights

Lights - b/c through the winter months here in Calgary it is dark both to and from work. Need the lights to see and be seen.

Kris Fruin 358 days ago

Baskets for my groceries

I use my bicycle everyday for my daily needs. I cannot live without a basket. I carry my groceries, books, plants you name it I have carried it or will.

Emilia 358 days ago

Lights!

Else I'll get hit by one of those crazy motorists!

Dana 358 days ago

Ring---Smile---Ring

It aint't no bike if there ain't no bell.

Turbo Bob 358 days ago

Let there be light!

I live in the city, so street lights show me the way home, but my bike lights are the accessories I can't do without because otherwise I'm a ninja out there, and no one can see me!

Valerie 358 days ago

Fenders

Fenders keep me dry.

Lloyd 358 days ago

Double bag pannier

I love my double bag market pannier fron Linus! Stylish, roomy and balanced.

Janice 358 days ago

Lights for safety

I want to be safe on the road.

Eugenie 358 days ago

My Koki Pannier

I used to carry around a regular pannier in my hand but my Koki has a strap and looks like a normal shoulder bag once unclipped! However,.. it is huge, I'd love something like this.

Laura 358 days ago

Accessory I need

The accessory I can't do without is my rack. It allows me to carry my panniers or lock, and protects me from being a skunk when it's wet or muddy out.

Sara Maria D 358 days ago

can't do without

Can't do without my bag, that hooks so nicely on the rear rack. And it's failing these days, which is why I need a new one!

Jan 358 days ago

Lights

'Cause I like seeing.

Eric 358 days ago

Lock

Well, because I need my bike secured

JJ Strahle 358 days ago

Baggage

I love my Topeak rack and trunk bag. I can haul a lotta gear, but it all folds down to a small size when I'm traveling light.

Andrea 358 days ago

gimme gimme

A basket. Carry treats for everyone.

amy 358 days ago

Accessory I can't do without

My bike bell!!! Riding in the city is a challenge with so many pedestrians about. I always receive smiles and thanks when I ring a little warning as I approach.

Alison Pfeffer 358 days ago

I want to win the Po Campo Pilsen Bungee Bag!

I can't do without my crate! You never know what you might need to bring home from a bike ride! Dinner? something cool you found by the garbage? A stray animal? haha! Love my crate! That bag would be great too!

Stacy Gall 358 days ago

can't do without

a bell

lynn wilson 358 days ago