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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
If you've got the tools etc. necessary to handle your own flat tires, you're 98% of the way there. A few allen wrenches will take you maybe another 1%.

Personally, I'd rather rely on my cell phone than pack the tools and spares necessary beyond that.
Have to agree- Puncture repair and a multitool is all you need -unless you are taking multi day touring rides.

Only difference for me is if I have just changed something like a cassette and then I take a 5 mile ride to make sure I have fitted it correctly and then check it at home after the 5 mile ride.

Although I do have one bike that breaks things frequently- that is an offroad tandem and the spares and tools necessary to keep this on the trails does mean that I do carry of lot with me.
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