Time for a change.
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
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I only carry basic tools in my saddle bag
Spare tube,3x tyre levers,Puncture repair kit, multitool, Spoke Key and a pump on the bike.
If I require anymore than this, the the mobile phone and the nearset Cafe while I am waiting to be picked up come in handy.
You can finish up carrying too many tools with you, and just to give you an idea- My Tandem kit also includes 2x extra tubes, chains and chainbreaker, Cables and cable cutters, Spare folding tyre, and proper tools to repair any breakdown. That needs a top bag on the pannier to carry it all in, but there is no way that that all of it is necessary. It is there just in case.