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    Tool storage.

    My bag is a bit short on internal pockets, and I am getting sick of wrenches, pump, spare tubes ect. beating around in the bottom of my bag. I have been looking for a while for some kind of pouch or something I could put it all in, but with very little success. Has anyone found a creative way to keep this stuff?

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    I used one of the old Salsa Stem velcro baggies. I have also used a handtowel wrapped around all my tools and mini pump, then secured with a spare toe strap.
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    i have a thomson stem bag within my bike bag that i keep all my tools in.

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    I have an old seatpost bag.
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    I use a section of downhill mtb inner tube, glued a one end and folded over on itself at the other. holds wrenches, patch kit, and chain breaker just fine. My backpack has a specific pump holder strap so... yeah that's that

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    I just use a little zipper bag I got at an army surplus store for my tools, it doesn't fit my pump though.

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    if you don't mind spending a little money for quality, jandd makes some great seat bags in lots of sizes (i've got a few, from the very basic tool bag to the mountain wedge III which can carry pretty much everything you need for a month on the road plus your pet cat comfortably). Some of the smaller ones have a quick release mechanism so that you can detach the bag and take it in with you, or leave it at home for short trips w/o needing to remove all the hardware.

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    Depends on the ride, but for the most part I've adapted water bottles to the purpose. I can get a full length box wrench/pedro allen, tube, C02 inflator, two spare cartridges, Leatherman mini, patch kit and other assorted odds'n'ends into a ~32 oz bottle. Usually it's a Gatorade squeeze bottle in a Cateye cage or a Zefal Magnum in a Profile or standard cage.
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    I use a Reload tool pouch - it's just a 6x8 cordura pouch with a velcro flap - they don't seem to be making them anymore.

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    I've got a PAC Designs tool pouch. Definitely overkill.
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    i've got a piece of blue tarp, 14" square. holds CO2 pump, multi-tool, patch kit, tire levers, spare tube, tire boot (piece of tyvek envelope), $10 bill.

    it's wrapped up like a burrito, secured with an old mismatched toe-strap.

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    I carry everything except the pump in a camelback cell-phone pocket made for those 1980's cellphones (it must be 6" at least). I've got (from the top of my head):

    -patch kit
    -spoke wrench
    -multi-tool
    -cankarm nut wrench
    -2 plastic tire leavers
    -chain tool
    -2 spare brake pads
    -spare lock key
    -assorted spare bolts.

    All rolled up in a plastic bread bags, fits like a charm. I usually roll with camelback, so I stick it on the right strap, water on the left. Pump goes in the bag.

    When I grab the posenger gear, I just strap it to the shoulder pad, pump goes in the bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ETQC
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    -2 spare brake pads
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    Did I say brake pads? I meant my purple heart and my medal of honor, as well as my PBR fan-club card.
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    My UTW bag came with a waterproof velcro pouch that attaches to the inside of the bag via velcro. It's nice but sort of out of the way and can be a pain to get to if you have a bag full of stuff. I like ETQC's external bag idea. I'll sometimes carry tools in my hip pouch, but it gets kinda heavy with a lock in there as well. If you're on the cheap, just get a pencil case from a dollar store and chuck everything in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by svwagner
    it's wrapped up like a burrito, secured with an old mismatched toe-strap.

    Burrito Wrap
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    Quote Originally Posted by South Fulcrum
    $8 for an 18in square of waxed canvas? **** that...

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    brown lunch bag.

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    my feeling exactly....hence the scrap of blue tarp.

    i will given rivendell credit for reminding me that rolling stuff up like a burrito is a good way to carry odd-shaped things that seem to want to rattle around otherwise.

    and i will admit that if someone gave me a nice piece of waxed cotton to replace my chunk of blue tarp, i would use it.

    i also just like burritos.

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    Dude, all these high-tech solutions can't hold a candle to the good ol' tried and true old tube sock.

    Find an old stretched out tube sock, insert tools, and knot the end. *BAM* you have a sack-o-tools. (It helps to wash and, or, bleach the sock first to prevent your tools from smelling like old feet)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gally99
    $8 for an 18in square of waxed canvas? **** that...
    I agree that it is ****ing ridiculous. It was just an example.
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    I toss 'em all in here, then move this from bag to bag depending on what I need to carry :
    Last edited by jim-bob; 12-19-05 at 11:09 AM.

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    I have an old seatpost bag that I throw everything in, if I carry my backpack I throw it in there, if not I can always stick it on the bike like your supposed to (just can't bring myself to do this unless absolutely neccesary)

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    I'd buy the burrito wrap if I were a member (meaning it would only be 3$), and if it came with the strap (which I don't think it does).

    Oh well, I've got about a gazillion yards of canvas here already for my messenger bag project, I can probably spare and 18x18 piece.

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    i keep mine in a little bag united gave me when
    i'd fly business. its like a makeup bag

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