Equipment

Below is a list of equipment I carry. Seems like a lot but I use everything!

Bike Trip Equipment List

Bicycle and panniers

  • Bicycle – Fuji Touring bike purchased in 2002
  • Two rear panniers, two front panniers and handlebar bag — all Arkel
  • Aluminum front rack — Kirkland
  • Steel alloy rear rack — Tubus
  • Saddle — Brooks B17
  • Components – mostly Shimano
  • Wheels — Velocity 48 spoke Phil Wood hubs

Camping stuff

  • Stove–Optimus Nova
  • Fuel can
  • Large cooking pot
  • Small eating/cooking bowl
  • Cup
  • Utensils
  • Spices
  • Lighter
  • Tent pad
  • sleeping bag — REI
  • silk sleeping sheet
  • tent — Kelty Trailogic 2 person
  • rain fly
  • stakes
  • Inflatable sleeping mattress — Thermarest
  • small flashlight with batteries
  • Extra flashlight battery
  • Water filter with extra filter – Katadyn Hiker Pro
  • Stove repair kit
  • Insect repellant
  • Camp stool
  • Iodine tablets
  • Taste tablets for iodine water
  • Air mattress patch kit
  • Thermocell insect repellant device (when bugs are bad)
  • Mesh mosquito suit

Tools

  • Chain link remover tool
  • Spoke wrench
  • Tri wrench
  • Allen wrenches
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Wire cutter
  • Small crescent wrench
  • Small Philips head screwdriver
  • Swiss army knife
  • Length of wire
  • Chain stretch measuring tool
  • Duct tape
  • Zip ties
  • Old toothbrush

Spare parts

  • Spokes (3)
  • spare tubes (3)
  • spare tire (1)
  • patch kit with tire levers
  • Spare shifter cable (1)
  • Spare brake cable (1)
  • Oil
  • Grease
  • Assorted nuts and bolts
  • Brake shoes

Emergencies

  • First aid kit
  • Emergency ramen noodles
  • Phone app for emergencies
  • Aspirin/ibuprofen
  • Emergency contact info
  • Whistle
  • Pepper spray
  • Stun ring

Clothes, etc.

  • 2 T shirts
  • Cool weather top –¬†Ground Effect
  • Cold weather top —¬†Ground Effect
  • Swim suit
  • Wallet
  • Black biking slacks
  • Biking shoes
  • 3 pair socks
  • 1 pair cold weather socks
  • one pair nice slacks
  • one pair combination walking and dress shoes
  • one nice shirt
  • underwear
  • Sunglasses with strap
  • Windbreaker/rain jacket – Ground Effect
  • Cold weather hat
  • Hot weather hat
  • 2 pair Biking shorts
  • biking gloves
  • Cold weather gloves
  • headband
  • bandanas
  • Flip flops
  • Sewing kit

Toiletries

  • Electric shaver
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Reading glasses and carrying case
  • Magnifying glass (for my bad eyes)
  • Hair gel
  • Deodorant
  • Biodegradable Soap
  • Washcloth
  • Dental floss
  • High absorbent towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Toilet paper
  • Chapstick

Electronics

  • Mp3 player with radio
  • Bluetooth Earbuds
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Bike computer and spare battery
  • Macbook Air laptop and power cable and case
  • La Cie hard drive and cable
  • SD card
  • USB flash drive
  • Go Pro camera
  • Solar panel to keep devices charged
  • rechargeable battery pack

Misc.

  • Pump
  • Spare pump
  • Tripod
  • Bike cable, lock and key
  • Compass
  • Earplugs
  • Plastic water bottles
  • maps
  • passport
  • journal
  • writing pen
  • travelers checks
  • Credit cards
  • Insurance card
  • Baby powder
  • Plastic bags
  • Watch
  • Bungee cords
  • Straps for rear rack
  • Baby wipes
  • Rear light and AAA batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Plastic trash bags
  • length of twine or rope
  • Proofide saddle wax