Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chapin, SC
Bikes: surly LHT, paris sport fixed, trek 5000, fuji ss
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Anything can break on a tour, as mev shows on his list. Best idea is to replace cables, brake pads, tires, tubes, and chain. If your cassette or chain rings are old replace them too.
Carry one tube and and a patch kit. If your tires are not touring grade, add a second inner tube. I like SRAM chains with power-links, and carry an extra link. A couple of spokes or fiber spokes are a good idea too. Replace any other part that you'd consider carrying as a spare, and leave the old component home.
Last edited by BigAura; 05-01-12 at 08:49 PM.