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    artesc all the way. artesc's Avatar
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    How do you carr/organize your tools?

    Ok, so I do all my own wrenching on my bike and I've accumulated a fairly good sized tool collection (chain whips, lockring wrench, bb tool, etc) and I need to figure out some way to carry/organize my tools. I really don't want a tool box since they get really messy and I'm just a student moving from place to place so I don't have the luxury of setting up a peg board or something. I was imagining some sort of canvas/nylon carrier with velcro/straps to hold everything in place, something that wasn't too bulky, foldable.

    Does something like this exist? Any input would be great.
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    i have my junk in a box


    so i need to step up too. what your talking about exists and is quite easy to make.

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    An old Fuji camera case. It holds my wallet, chain tool, irons, patch kit and hex wrench kit very snugly. I am going to make something better eventually though.

    All the big tools are just jumbled around in a box at home.

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    If I understand correctly, what you need is a tool roll. If you Google "tool roll", you should find a wide variety from $15 and up. Some of the tool rolls can be hung from the wall to allow easy access on a semi-permanent basis.

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    I took one of those toiletries bags you get on the plane... and stuck everything I need in there. Fits well.

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    get a messenger bag

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    Quote Originally Posted by glacialreign View Post
    I took one of those toiletries bags you get on the plane... and stuck everything I need in there. Fits well.
    great idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by artesc View Post
    Does something like this exist? Any input would be great.
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    I've seen that Park Tool backpack, it just seems so, IDK, fred. Like something my 52 year uncle would love. Granted, it does look really convenient...

    The military tool bags basically have the same issues as regular tool boxes; all you have is a big space to throw everything in, nothing stays in place. That's the problem I'm having right now, I just use some of those canvas shopping bags that everyone sells (whole foods, target, stop and shop, etc). It is such a mess to to find anything.

    The tool rolls look promising; the only issue I can see would be finding one that fit all the bike tools properly. I think this calls for a little do-it-yourself project...I will get to work and post back here with pics of my progress.
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    artesc all the way. artesc's Avatar
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    Of course, we also have the Brook's Tool Roll which is really nice but also costs $200; I'm not sure I want to spend that kind of money on what essentially amounts to a convenient shopping bag. Not to mention I'm fairly broke.

    $200 is much better spent on the actual bike IMHO.
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    I use a tank mechanics tool bag from army surplus, made of canvas. There are also tons of nylon tool bags at lowes / sears / home depot.

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