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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?
    2012 Brompton H6L raw lacquer, hub dynamo lights, eazy wheels, C + Mini O bag, Ergon GP-1 biokork S grip shift, Lightweights spoke reflectors, Saddle Adapter pin.

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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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    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.
    Last edited by fietsbob; 04-29-12 at 03:29 PM.

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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!
    2012 Brompton H6L raw lacquer, hub dynamo lights, eazy wheels, C + Mini O bag, Ergon GP-1 biokork S grip shift, Lightweights spoke reflectors, Saddle Adapter pin.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Fordprefect View Post
    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.
    2012 Brompton H6L raw lacquer, hub dynamo lights, eazy wheels, C + Mini O bag, Ergon GP-1 biokork S grip shift, Lightweights spoke reflectors, Saddle Adapter pin.

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    Could Exchange the brake cable fixing, 10mm Hex for allen head bolts, too.. Stainless..
    Last edited by fietsbob; 04-30-12 at 12:26 PM.

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