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    have on your chair? I notice a lot of people try and get the lightest chair possible, e.g. titanium, carbon fiber, spinergy wheels, etc. I myself have a TiLite TR. However, I can't help but carry all sorts of stuff with me. I have 2 pouches underneath, one for the wallet, keys, pocket change, and cell and the other for tools, tubes and a small hand pump. I also have a backpack for meds, medical supplies, snacks, glasses, and other misc. junk. I believe I've narrowed it down to the basic essentials but swear it must be another 10 lbs. I know that if I leave the bag with tools at home, fate will intervene and something will break down. Do you carry this much?

    #2
    Yeah pretty much! All that plus a bunch of intermittent cath kits.
    Andrew

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      #3
      I carry a small bag with cath stuff + wallet + pen + iphone. That's it. If I lived in a big city & didn't use my car to get around, I might carry more. Spare tubes / tools / etc are in the car.

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        #4
        I just carry in a pocket i`ve got in the seat my wallet, phone, keys,pen and a razor knife.

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          #5
          Wallet, phone, keys, favorite pocket knife in a Case Logic carrier on the left frame down tube. I have a small backpack in the car with spare tubes and tools to change tires and catheters. I don't carry that stuff with me, but it's never far.
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            #6
            Like others,

            Wallet, phone, keys, small folding multi-tool, in one pocket of an Advantage small Down Under bag. Four 700ml Coloplast hydro bag caths, and 4 gloves in the 2nd pocket.

            Backpack in van with more caths, tools, and other crap. I used to carry the backpack on back of chair but learned I hardly ever needed to get in it. And it weighs a ton.
            "a T10, who'd Rather be ridin'; than rollin'"

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              #7
              Pouch under the seat with - wallet, phone, keys, pen. If and only if I figure I am going to need the back pack I have a portable cath, multi-tool, tire repair kit. (I have a spare tube and tire in my van along with a pump) touch wood I have yet to need them.

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                #8
                Bag with bike tool (wrenches, pliers etc), wallet, pen, gum, sunscreen. Cooler with ice packs to regulate my temp in the summer. Any less equipment and I start to freak that something bad will happen. Crazy but true.

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                  #9
                  I don't have anything attached to my chair other that neoprene frame guards and calf strap. Everything else goes in my messenger bag.

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                    #10
                    I don't carry anything with me such as tools. I'm not that hard on my chair, so its very unlikely that something will break. 25 years being in a chair and I've never owned a backpack. Cath stuff fits in my purse.
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                      #11
                      I am a minimalist by nature and new to my chair so I am not in the best shape for pushing far. So, I want this thing as light as possible. I took everything off of it that wasn't needed.

                      Right now I have a small net below my seat that I took apart and modified to be slim and tight.

                      I have a small leather purse that goes in the net carries my essentials (wallet, gloves, keys, dog leash, Dr. Pepper lip balm). When in the chair I usually wear the gloves and the leash is attached to my Service Dog.

                      Everything else I carry in my car which has all kinds of crap in it. Most of it for my Service Dog...

                      That is it, just my tiny purse!
                      Oli

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                        #12
                        Just my own body (plenty heavy enough all by itself) and whatever I can fit in the pockets of my blue jeans.
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                          #13
                          Thanks for the posts. I try to keep it simple too, but I don't like to keep things like tubes in the car. Reason being, I figure the hot summer days will eventually ruin the rubber and will render it useless when I need it most. Also, there have been numerous occasions when someone asked me if I had a hex key, pliers, scissors, flashlight, etc. As for the medical supplies, it will always be within arms reach. I guess I've lived with it for over 15 years, what's another 15 plus, right? Though I can see how it would be a pain if you have to take the chair apart to get it in a car.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by wtf View Post
                            I don't carry anything with me such as tools. I'm not that hard on my chair, so its very unlikely that something will break. 25 years being in a chair and I've never owned a backpack. Cath stuff fits in my purse.
                            What do you do with your purse when you're on the move? Shoulder strap with the bag sitting in your lap?

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                              #15
                              my chair has nothing on it really, tilite zr 2, lx wheels, no breaks, thats it! anything i need i carry in my pocket/coat pocket
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