Its my birthday

by Gkam84   May 11, 2011  

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So its my birthday today, i'm one of those people who only gets money as a present because my family dont know what the hell to get me

So my question is, What should i have that i may not already cycling wise? What essentials should everyone have?

If you reply with something, a link to check it out or tell me where to find it.

I have the general things like, a bike, decent clothing, gloves, tools, GPS and a turbo trainer

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This makes the cycling life much easier, and it's far more stylish than a Tesco carrier bag too...

http://zipp.com/accessories/zipp-gear-bag/

ps happy birthday

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posted by simonmb [360 posts]
11th May 2011 - 4:17

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7222 posts]
11th May 2011 - 7:14

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As much as i've wanted that style of toolkit for a long time Dave, i cannot justify the expense for the amount of time i work on my bike, I do have a Park Tools work stand, makes it much easier to fix things and also clean bikes

Simon, i do like that look of that, if only to keep my gear in one place in my home, but i cant see the function of it unless you travel alot, but its a good idea to keep everything together

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posted by Gkam84 [8637 posts]
11th May 2011 - 8:25

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I think you should treat yourself to one of these http://goo.gl/f3XEB cos they're dead handy. Perhaps not enough of a treat? Add a pair of these then http://goo.gl/C8aUn - they're wonderful. Still not enough? OK, go mad and get a pair of these http://goo.gl/FXHs9 (I wish I could afford to).

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posted by Martin Thomas [566 posts]
11th May 2011 - 8:35

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Wow, it's my birthday today too!

I'm also in the position that I have birthday dosh to spend. Currently I'm largely a fair weather cyclist as I haven't any decent wet weather clothing. Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

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posted by waxenjackson [10 posts]
11th May 2011 - 11:20

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3 pairs of Rapha merino socks for £30. best birthday present i had this year..

happy burfday btw.

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posted by Fringe [1081 posts]
11th May 2011 - 15:32

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Thanks for the suggestions folks

Martin, i have something similar to that wallet, got it for xmas

I used to wear arm and leg warmers, but they just dont stay in place on my oddly shaped body, so switched to long sleeve tops and leggings for colder weather, Also, i really dont know why anyone would want to spend that much on a pair of sunnys?

If i was going to spend that much, i would go for something more substantial to cover up more, like the Jawbones

But after going out just after this post, at 4.30am and spend a few hours on the bike, i have decided i really need some of the butt'r cream stuff

Any good ones you folk have used?

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posted by Gkam84 [8637 posts]
11th May 2011 - 16:29

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Double post Confused

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posted by Gkam84 [8637 posts]
11th May 2011 - 16:30

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