Hey guys, I am new to biking again (it's been 15 years) and have been getting very good information from this forum. I have decided on a Specialized HardRock for a bike, now I need to look into a few extras.
I'm somewhat of a survivalist so I have the general preps covered. My concern now is to have the gear needed to get my bike up and running if it fails far from home. From the research I have been doing since yesterday, a good pump, a couple patches and inner tube, and tire levers are a must. However, in all the pictures I have seen of bikes (must be hundreds by now) I very rarely see a frame mounted pump.
Considering they are a rather large device, where do you keep them? Do you always carry a backpack?
Also, in addition to the items for tire repair that I listed above, what else do you keep with you as far as bike parts? Are there links that can be installed on the road in case your chain brakes? What other items would you recommend?