Ditch the car and get on your bike!

A Listmania! list by J. Sperber (Boston, MA)
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The list author says: "With a little planning it's easy to become a bike commuter. No need to get all fancy with gear, but there are some things you should have to make it a fun experience."
Topeak JoeBlow Pro Floor Bike Pump
1.  Topeak JoeBlow Pro Floor Bike Pump by Topeak
The list author says:
  "A floor pump makes maintaining tire pressure easy.  Pumps that are stored on your bike are useful when out and about, but take longer to get to the desired PSI.  This pump features a smart head, meaning you don't have to think about whether your tires have presta or schraeder valves - just connect and start pumping."
$68.28
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)

Park I-Beam Mini Fold Up Hex Wrench / Screwdriver / Torx Set (IB-2)
2.  Park I-Beam Mini Fold Up Hex Wrench / Screwdriver / Torx Set (IB-2) by Park
The list author says:
  "Sure, you can get a toolset with lots more on it, but for everyday use, this one has everything you'll need.  Park Tools are built to last.  The 5 and 6mm allen wrenches are particularly useful for common adjustments.  This is the one I keep in my seat bag."
$15.26
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Topeak Wedge Pack with Fixer (Medium)
3.  Topeak Wedge Pack with Fixer (Medium) by Topeak
The list author says:
  "Holds the essentials, and the quick release comes in very handy for those times you need to make adjustments to the seat or rear light.  I've used this model for several years with no problems."
$20.00
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Light and Motion VIS 360 Helmet Head and Tailight Set
4.  Light and Motion VIS 360 Helmet Head and Tailight Set by Light and Motion
The list author says:
  "An amazing helmet light - perhaps the single best thing you will purchase for night riding.  The light output is incredibly bright (it has three settings: bright, less bright, blinky) and it moves with your line of sight.  This is, hands down, a great way to be seen at night.  Worth every penny."
$97.49
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Light & Motion Stella 120 Light One Color, One Size
5.  Light & Motion Stella 120 Light One Color, One Size by Light and Motion
The list author says:
  "If you ride at night, you need more than a light that helps others to see you.  You can find more powerful headlights, but unless you are really riding through super dark places (i.e., the woods at night) this one does a great job.  Also waterproof, which is useful."
$129.99
1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Planet Bike Blinky Super Flash Tail Light
6.  Planet Bike Blinky Super Flash Tail Light by Planet Bike
The list author says:
  "Great rear light.  You'll be seen from up to a mile away!"
$23.00 - $28.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (376 customer reviews)

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Giro Bravo Cycling Glove
7.  Giro Bravo Cycling Glove by Giro
The list author says:
  "Glove fit is a very personal preference, but these have worked well for me.  Good fit, comfortable for longer rides."
$19.95 - $24.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

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Wellgo B087 CR-MO Axle BMX Pedal, 9/16-Inch, Blue/Black
8.  Wellgo B087 CR-MO Axle BMX Pedal, 9/16-Inch, Blue/Black by Wellgo
The list author says:
  "If you don't want to clip in, these are a great alternative.  The pins embedded in the pedals grip your shoes, and don't rip the soles.  Very useful for riding in cooler weather, when your shoes are larger and may not fit into toe clips."
$17.48   Used & New from: $13.18
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Pearl iZUMi Men's Elite Barrier Covertible Cycling Jacket
9.  Pearl iZUMi Men's Elite Barrier Covertible Cycling Jacket by Pearl iZUMi
The list author says:
  "Want to be seen?  This jacket will pretty much guarantee it.  Repels light rain well, and stands up to abuse (I've taken spills, and so far no tears)."
$69.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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Cateye CC-MC100W Micro Wireless 10-Function Bicycle Computer (Silver)
10.  Cateye CC-MC100W Micro Wireless 10-Function Bicycle Computer (Silver) by CATEYE
The list author says:
  "It's fun to see how many miles you've put on the bike - they definitely add up.  The wireless feature of this bicycle computer means no wires.  Took me about 10 minutes (tops) to install."
Out of stock
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

Marmot Driclime Windshirt - Men's
11.  Marmot Driclime Windshirt - Men's by Marmot
The list author says:
  "My wife makes fun of me for how much I love this jacket.  Light, thin, windproof, and will keep you warm down to around 20 degrees.  It wasn't made specifically for biking (and I wear it for just about anything), but it sure does a heck of a job!"
Out of stock
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Louis Garneau Robota II Helmet
12.  Louis Garneau Robota II Helmet by Louis Garneau
The list author says:
  "Riding with a helmet is a must.  I can say with confidence that this helmet saved me from brain damage when I was involved in an accident, so I can't help but include it on this list.  Of course, your head may be shaped differently, so go for one that feels most comfortable."
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Feedback Sports Sport-Mechanic Repair Stand (Black)
13.  Feedback Sports Sport-Mechanic Repair Stand (Black) by Feedback Sports
The list author says:
  "This stand will pay for itself within the first few repairs.  The tripod base is very stable, and it folds up to be quite compact - slides easily under the bed."
$149.95   Used & New from: $129.15
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Park Tool CG-2 Chain Gang Chain Cleaning System
14.  Park Tool CG-2 Chain Gang Chain Cleaning System by Park Tool
The list author says:
  "Take care of your chain and it will take care of you.  This system makes it easier to clean your chain.  When the provided cleaning solution runs out (and it will after two or three chain cleanings), head out and get a gallon of Simple Green."
$31.46
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)

Boeshield T-9 Rust & Corrosion Protection Waterproof Lubrication 4oz (liquid)
15.  Boeshield T-9 Rust & Corrosion Protection Waterproof Lubrication 4oz (liquid) by Boeshield
The list author says:
  "Works great, and lasts a while."
$9.50   Used & New from: $7.40
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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J. Sperber (Boston, MA)
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Qualifications: I ride a bike.  A lot.
Last updated: 10/23/11
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