What are the common tools you have layin around for repairs to your bikes. any alternatives to things. I havent ever really worked on bikes, but do alot of auto mechanics and have a few of my own tools and things I have made that work to my benifit. what kind of tools do you have for your bike.
Also, what are those "must have items" that you take to the trail with you or leave in your car as you ride, but want to make sure you have them near for those "moments" when you need them?
such as today, i go for a morning ride, all sidewalk, dont bother flaming, but i get about 6 miles into my ride, and i get a flat. (still havent figured out what happened, it was all concrete) I didn't take my wallet, just an ID in my sock, so I had no money for a taxi or a phone call, or some air, long story short, i walked 6 miles the other way back home. So next time, I know to take some cash.
so what are those must have items?