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Old 03-27-09, 05:13 PM   #1
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what is in your flat tire kit?

I am carrying a tube, a frame pump, tire irons and a patch kit. Too basic? Not enough?

What special stuff do you have. I have a friend that carries little pieces of thin plastic he puts between the tube and a tire with a cut in it to keep the tube from pushing out of the cut.

Great Idea! What else??
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I have seen people use a dollar bill for the same purpose, you get your dollar back when you replace the tire. I would think that anythng thin flexable and strong would work as long as it has no sharp edges.
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Old 03-27-09, 05:24 PM   #3
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That's it for me as well. I like to keep things simple. If I'm planning on doing some 'tweaking', I'll throw in a few hex wrenches.
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Four spare tubes and one new tire
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Two tubes, everything else you mentioned, and the mailers that the Post Office gives you for mailing - I think it may be Tyvek - is a great material for boots. Cut a piece out from the next package you get wrapped in that material and carry it with you.
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Old 03-27-09, 05:31 PM   #6
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Two tubes, everything else you mentioned, and the mailers that the Post Office gives you for mailing - I think it may be Tyvek - is a great material for boots. Cut a piece out from the next package you get wrapped in that material and carry it with you.
Yeah, that's the stuff I carry. I couldn't think of the name of it. I roll up a small piece, put it in my patch kit to keep the contents from rattling.
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tube
a real patch and glue
tyvek boot
tire irons
multi-tool with a chain tool on it (we've used it three times in a year)
A small cutting tool
A one-shot super glue tube
a couple of rubber bands
some wipes (which are probably dry now)
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I love these threads. The lists of tools and spares that some folks claim to carry with them on every ride keep getting longer and longer.

I take a minimalist approach. One spare inner tube, something to inflate it with and usually 1 tire lever. I also generally carry my wallet with me and have recently started carrying a cell phone. I'm typing this from home so I've obviously always found a way to get back.
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One or two tubes.
Patch kit
Tire irons
Pump with optional CO2 head.
My Cliff bar wraper works fine for a cut ot split.
Small cutting tool
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Old 03-27-09, 06:24 PM   #11
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I love these threads. The lists of tools and spares that some folks claim to carry with them on every ride keep getting longer and longer.

I take a minimalist approach. One spare inner tube, something to inflate it with and usually 1 tire lever. I also generally carry my wallet with me and have recently started carrying a cell phone. I'm typing this from home so I've obviously always found a way to get back.
Forgot about the cell phone.
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You also need a collection of miscellaneous swear words - no one should leave home without one

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For the ATB it's a tube, air pump, patch kit, small rag to wipe out the Stans fluid and a Park tire patch. They work far better than a gerry-rig like a dollar bill.

For the road bike it's a tube, frame-pump with a folding foot-brace and an air-hose. Much easier to get over 120 lbs on a hot day, patch kit and t -irons, tire patch.

My multi-tool for each bike includes a chain tool. I've broken them on and off road. I carry extra gold links.

It seems like some folks think to be a real biker one has to be a minimalists. I get pretty far from the car (30 miles some times) for both road and atb. I don't mind the extra weight as I don't care to walk with a bike. I use a luggage rack on the road bike as I carry weather gear as well. Needless to say, many minimalists won't wave.

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And I thought the OP asked what one carried for a FLAT! ????????????????

"what is in your flat tire kit? "

If we want to tell what is in our entire wedge - well, how long do you have to read?
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And I thought the OP asked what one carried for a FLAT! ????????????????

"what is in your flat tire kit? "
I don't carry anything for a flat, I usually don't need any help getting them. Fixing them is a different issue

Of course, we could push the hijack further and consider that here in Oz (and probably elsewhere), the word 'flat' is also used for 'apartment'. Sooooo, the tools I carry in my little red tool box to fix things around the flat include a hammer, chisels, screwdrivers, files, nails, hacksaw ...

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Forgot about the cell phone.
I think the OP was only referring to the flat tire kit. Or not.
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One or two tubes.
Patch kit
Tire irons
Pump with optional CO2 head.
My Cliff bar wraper works fine for a cut ot split.
Small cutting tool
about the same except:
1 tube
CO2x2
extra chain links
chain tool
multi tool
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Patches
Glue
Sanding implement
Genuine antique Mafac tire irons
Pump

What more could anyone want?
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You can use a piece of an old tire for a boot, just cut the bead off.
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For an all day ride on the touring bike, by myself and with no support, I carry a Morph pump, a tube, a patch kit with glue, a Park tire boot (I've tried the dollar bill business, twice), and two tire irons.
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Old 03-27-09, 09:40 PM   #22
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In my backpack at all times:

1 26" tube
1 700c tube
1 700c tire
patch kit, inc. levers
pump

I grab a glued sewup in a bag when I'm rollin' the sewups.
I also run Mr. Tuffy's in all tires, except my sewups, of course.
For long MTB outings, I'll have a 26" tire in place of the 700c tire.
I should also note that I keep all tubes and clincher tires in bags as well, as they reside in mesh side pockets of my pack and need UV protection.

Hey, why not a pic of a tire in a bag (They're Coleman nylon bags)

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Old 03-27-09, 09:52 PM   #23
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3 tire levers
1 tube
1 patch
2 CO2 cylinders and adapter
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Two tubes
Tire levers
Park Tool Tire Boot
Glue patch kit
A couple glueless patches
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Depends on the bike- but all are the same- just that some may be more extensive than others.

Only thing missing on the Tandem kit is the spare gear cables and Cable cutters.



And the kitchen sink- but the wife needs that at home.
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