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Old 04-29-12, 02:48 PM   #1
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Brompton tools for the road

While I would LOVE to get a Brompton toolkit, I don't know how long I will be waiting for it to be released. So I thought I would just gather my own set of tools to fix stuff and stick into the frame like the Brompton toolkit will.

In watching the Brompton tech videos, I need a 10mm and 15mm wrench if I need to remove the rear wheel for a flat repair. Would I best be served by two separate sized wrenches, or can I get away with a socket wrench with 10 and 15mm sockets or will an adjustable crescent wrench do the trick?

What do you folks carry?
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Old 04-29-12, 03:22 PM   #2
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To my usual tool kit I just added a small 15 mm wrench I got for a buck at Restore. I find the small tires a major pain to remount but this tire lever works really well.
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...&category=2108
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Old 04-29-12, 03:24 PM   #3
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I have a 15mm open end for the axle nuts, and 3 tire levers,+ a spare tube.
I put a Z like allen wrench, in the front of the hinge with a piece of plastic foam to reduce rattling.
they're a 5mm on 1 end 6mm on the other..
yea a 6" adjustable wrench is useful, i keep tools in one of the Touring Bag's back pockets
water bottle in the other..

not sure what uses a 10 in taking off the wheel. .. Id pump up the tire when wheel
is back in the bike, so brakes don' t get in the way.. or knocked out of adjustment.

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Ah yes, I watched the tech video again and the 10mm is for the brake cable nut. In that case, I am probably going to get the coated Portland Design 3 Wrencho. Thanks!
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I came across this link while I was searching for brompton tools to stock up on while I wait for my bike to arrive
http://www.cyclechat.net/threads/bro...dations.36110/

Good discussion on tools needed
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I came across this link while I was searching for brompton tools to stock up on while I wait for my bike to arrive
http://www.cyclechat.net/threads/bro...dations.36110/

Good discussion on tools needed
Yeah, coincidentally, I read that thread earlier today just before ordering my Portland Design tool. I still think I want to get a 10mm wrench too.
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Could Exchange the brake cable fixing, 10mm Hex for allen head bolts, too.. Stainless..

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