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    Do you carry a bike tool?

    If so , which one?

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    Topeak Alien II multi-tool.

    It has various allen wrenches, open and closed-end wrenches, philips screw driver, flat screwdriver, the requisite bottle opener, tire removal tabs, chain splitter, and of course a knife. It's reasonably small, and accommodates most of my needs. Actually I find it pretty convenient to use even for minor jobs in my own garage (rather than hauling out my full-sized tools).

    All it lacks are pliers, which are of limited usefulness on a bike anyway, and a spare patch kit. haha. Ok, it doesn't have a big enough open end wrench to disassemble my head assembly either, but nor should it. It's for on-the-go repairs.

    Maybe it's just extra weight, but I like having it along.

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    PArk AWS-10, and a small flip blade pocket screw driver. And of course my bear spray, but that is not a tool for the bike, that is for 4 legged nuisances (2 legged ones as well).
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    +1 on Topeak, Mini 18, has everything, except for the knife fits in a convenient spot and works well for just about anything you need to do while on a ride. No Pliers here either. It works and it does the job, so I keep using it. Started with some kind of schwinn tool revision, it worked and I still use it on occasion but not near as often as the topeak.
    When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart. ~Diane Ackerman
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    Short rides, within walking distance of the house, no tools.

    Longer rides, just take whatever regular wrenches it takes to fit the assorted bolts and nuts on my bike.
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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    Topeak multi-tool with no knife so it won't get confiscated if I forget and take it with me on the plane.

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    Ha, just bought the Topeak mini 18 today. Will probably need to carry some extra spanners for adjusting rack bolts on tour.

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    park mtb 3 with some park levers. the pedal wrench on it even works!

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    I keep some kinda Topeak tool in my saddle bag, so it's always with me on the bike. Just has a half dozen or so hex wrenches, a Philips, & a flat blade screwdriver. I mostly use it for tightening my cleats.

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    Some people have said that I carry all of them



    Mind you this is my expedition tool set. For every day I carry some less
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldfishin View Post
    park mtb 3 with some park levers. the pedal wrench on it even works!
    I carry that too, it has most of the tools I use for fixing things at home or away.

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    Folding allen wrench set and a crescent wrench.
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    Some allen wrenches, adjustable wrench, cone wrench and of course my Leatherman Supertool. I am almost never without the supertool. I don't have a specific "Bicycle tool".

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    Yup. But rarely use it. (And I can't remember the name of the multi tool).
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    Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.

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    Serfas multi-tool. Works great.
    I also carry an adjustable wrench and tire levers.
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    Yes. Park multi-tool. Forget which one. I've used it on occassion to make fit adjustments mid-ride: saddle up/down, cleat loosened up, etc. Very handy, I don't ride without it.

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    - i really like this and carry it on one of my rides:



    (my crank bros tools all rusted)

    :-(

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    I carry a modified Bare Bones multi-tool.


    I modified it by switching out the size 4 & 5 allens for longer ones that I yanked off another multitool.
    That's gonna leave a mark.

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    Every bike has a kit. Topeak Alien, spare tube (in a baggie with talcum powder), patch kit with adapter and $5, tire levers, and an air source. It's foolish not to IMHO.
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    Generally, on a road ride, I just carry enough stuff with me to fix one flat tire. No multi tool.

    On the other hand, I've been wrenching bikes for a lot of years and I'm pretty attentive to unusual noises and such. On every ride I make a mental note of any maintenance that needs doing on that particular bike and I'm pretty good about seeing to it before I ride that bike again. In other words, I prefer to do my bike fixing at home.

    In the interest of full disclosure I do carry a Park mini-tool kit, and even a few carefully selected spares, on my tandem and on my mountain bike.

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    Crank Bros. for me.
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    I use the Pedro's ICU multi-tool. 2mm-8mm hex wreches, phillips/flat-head screwdriver, chain tool, T-25 torque wrench, spoke wrench for normal nipples, spoke wrench for Ksyriums, and 2 tire levers attach to the side of it. Surprisingly small too (Edit: Unlike this picture. Sorry bout that).


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    How often have you each found yourself using the tools?
    When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart. ~Diane Ackerman
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    most of the folks i ride with say i am a tool.

    i carry levers on my roadie and geared cross bike. that's about it.

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