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    What tools should I keep in my car?

    When you go out riding, what tools and equipment are good to keep in your car?

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    Tubes, pump, multitool. However when I head to a race I take a full toolbox and spare parts that would pretty much allow me to tear the bike down and build it back up.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    I keep a floor and shock pump, a set of metric hex wrenches and a fully stocked first aid kit in my car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    Tubes, pump, multitool. However when I head to a race I take a full toolbox and spare parts that would pretty much allow me to tear the bike down and build it back up.
    Anytime we go on a trip we take a whole toolbox. Locally, I carry whatever I plan to take on the trail.

    However, I have taken to keeping the following in my trunk:
    1) A spare helmet.
    2) A jug of water.

    Chances are if it requires serious tools, your ride was screwed anyway. Home is 10 minutes away so it's easier to leave the toolbox at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BearSquirrel View Post
    However, I have taken to keeping the following in my trunk:
    1) A spare helmet.
    2) A jug of water.

    Chances are if it requires serious tools, your ride was screwed anyway.
    Chances are if you require an additional helmet, you should probably take the rest of the day off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    Chances are if you require an additional helmet, you should probably take the rest of the day off.
    However, that tip would actually work for a forgetful putz like me. If I brought a spare, then I would still have a helmet when I opened my gear bag and realized I'd forgotten my 'main' helmet .

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
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    Hahah, good to know there's another Tool fan running around here!

    Floor pump, first aid kit, water, and a couple energy bars. I have two sets of tubes, multitool, and the usual stuff in my Camelbak. Is there a need for more tools in the car, parked at the trail head, miles from your trail?

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    A Hammer...
    You can fix anything with a hammer...

    Oh, and duct tape, a hammer and duct tape..
    you can fix anything with a hammer and duct tape....

    and Tin foil...
    ya, that's it, a Hammer, duct tape and tin foil...
    you can fix anything with that....



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    That which I don't take with me on the trail. Sometimes that's a floor pump. Sometimes, that's nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew12 View Post
    A Hammer...
    You can fix anything with a hammer...

    Oh, and duct tape, a hammer and duct tape..
    you can fix anything with a hammer and duct tape....

    and Tin foil...
    ya, that's it, a Hammer, duct tape and tin foil...
    you can fix anything with that....



    If it doesn't fit, force it..
    If it breaks, it needed fixin' anyway...

    Don't forget zipties..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    However, that tip would actually work for a forgetful putz like me. If I brought a spare, then I would still have a helmet when I opened my gear bag and realized I'd forgotten my 'main' helmet .
    Yes, this is why I keep a spare helmet in my car. I don't keep the jug of water there for refills either.

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    Salsa takes Lowcel's approach of a fully loaded tool box & spare parts... and he has USED Lowcel's SPARE HELMET when he forgot his!
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    Tubes, pump, multitool.
    This would be sufficient for most, unless you drive a VW. Then its not only what tools, but what spare parts should be considered as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highrevs View Post
    This would be sufficient for most, unless you drive a VW. Then its not only what tools, but what spare parts should be considered as well.
    Especially when it's a Squareback, eh? I found a fairly natural transition with my toolbox from dirt bikes to VWs to bicycles. Pretty much just had to add a good Allen key set and some odds n' ends along the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    Especially when it's a Squareback, eh? I found a fairly natural transition with my toolbox from dirt bikes to VWs to bicycles. Pretty much just had to add a good Allen key set and some odds n' ends along the way.
    Or an A2 GTI that was flogged on a regular basis.. Oh and that's gastro in the passenger seat.

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