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Re: So what else do I really need...
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2013, 21:01 »
You are right (apart from the pedals)  :D
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    Re: So what else do I really need...
    « Reply #31 on: July 31, 2013, 21:36 »
    Gels no, Gilet, no, Bike computer , no,

    but clipless.. i couldnt ride without them.
    I couldnt ride without Strava anymore, which is banned here :D
    Today I set two KOM on some very steep but no one knows how to get there sections, and never ever would come there :D
    It rocks mate :D
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    Re: So what else do I really need...
    « Reply #32 on: July 31, 2013, 23:12 »
    SR is right, all you need to start is a bike, a helmet and some padded shorts.

    You'll feel the need to add all the other stuff yourself soon enough. ;)
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    Re: So what else do I really need...
    « Reply #33 on: August 01, 2013, 12:44 »
    Hmm, I still would not send anyone out without a mini-pump, small multi-tool and spare tube. That would be irresponsible.

    Get the absolute minimum now, per the consensus here, then wait for a sale and buy the rest of your basics.

    There's another angle to consider too when purchasing. You can also be more conservative depending on how often you expect to ride. Personally, I bought very expensive, high quality kit but I have only two each of the main garments and one set of warmers, which suits my current, weekend-only cycling life. If, for example, I now had to go on a training camp lasting a week, I would be forced to multiply my kit or hope to wash and dry it every day in situ.
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