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Old 06-21-09, 06:46 PM
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Carrying/Organizing 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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Old 06-21-09, 06:57 PM
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You can get some fairly good tool boxes that can fit all your tools, and my tools never really get greasy and messy in the toolbox. Just have a cloth to wipe them down before ya put them back in. Since you are a student, this would be my suggestion.

As far as a canvas alternative, the only ones that are really made commercially are ones only hold a couple tools to throw in your bag. You probably can make your own custom canvas carrier with some sewing skills.


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Old 06-21-09, 06:59 PM
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You can keep a toolbox pretty organized. They sell aprons for electricians/construction/etc - use one of those for the tools and wrap it around a tub (like a small round tub that grout comes in - looks like a popcorn tin), put misc parts inside. Sounds "ghetto", works great.
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this might be what you are looking for;

https://www.parktool.com/products/det...t=19&item=BW-1
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Old 06-21-09, 07:36 PM
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I like the Park Tool backpack; I just wish it wasn't so, well, geeky-fred.

I've thought about making my own canvas carrier, I just don't have any sewing skills at all. The reason I don't get a tool box is because they are so cumbersome. My thoughts were that a canvas carrier would fold over as flat as possible. Hmm. Maybe I'll go see what they have at the hardware stores.
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Park's ... or ...

https://www.hozan.co.jp/cycle_e/catalog/new/B-725.htm




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Old 06-21-09, 08:55 PM
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I carry one of these ... on my motorcycle. Just another option....

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Park used to make this bucket/tool holder as an accessory for their PRS-15 workstand...

You can still get it from some vendors...

https://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-BTK-.../dp/B0013K9MWS
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Do a google search on toolroll, plenty of options. Even Sears has them.

https://www.farm-home.com/mn/v10_cata...54-1101~~~~~~~

https://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/...l-p-18184.html

https://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...0070921x00003a
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I prefer tool rolls, when your carrying them they tools don't rattel around like in boxes, also you can take out all the tools and toss in the wash.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._ya_oh_product is the one I have.
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Old 06-22-09, 05:53 AM
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Originally Posted by bikesnbeer View Post
As far as a canvas alternative, the only ones that are really made commercially are ones only hold a couple tools to throw in your bag. You probably can make your own custom canvas carrier with some sewing skills.
my $.02
You can't assume anything, there are many tool rolls made that hold way more than a couple tools.
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Here are other options to consider:

https://www.constructiongear.com/tool...FRFMagodhnEvBg

or

https://www.amazon.com/Bucket-Boss-Br.../dp/B00002243C

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Old 06-23-09, 11:51 AM
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Bucket boss makes a tool roll, a wrench roll and a car jumper cable bag. I have the first two in my truck, the wrench roll is a very nice soft flexible canvas and I was able to double up two wrenches in most of the 14 slots so I have a couple dozen wrenches in them. Their tool roll is a hard still canvas I didn;t care for it as much. The black roll I bought off of amazon is somehting in the middle, fexible but could be a little more. Its nice that the some of slots are big, I was able to fit the tube of grease in one so the tools and supplies are all handy.
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Old 06-23-09, 11:51 AM
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Ever since I saw this thread been trying to remember who made the tool roll my roommate had, think it was Park, maybe Pedros, but had a nice attachment system on the top edge so you could hang it off the side of a vehicle's roof rack for example for a nice workstation...
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Old 06-23-09, 12:34 PM
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If you only work on your own personal bikes I think that it's easy to overstate the issue.

It's surprising how much maintenance you do with just a 5 mm allen wrench. Pretty much the rest of the tools are only occasionally used.
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Old 06-23-09, 12:36 PM
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Thats why storage is imprtant, don't want to loose things between usage. Don't ask how I now that one.
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Old 06-23-09, 02:22 PM
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Get a beach towel, a long one, and wrap your tools up in that.

Lay out the towel, lay out your tools, and start rolling.
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Old 06-23-09, 07:43 PM
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Go to home depot or lowes. There's a MILLION hard and soft tool cases and carriers. Pick the one you like best that you can afford.

Me? i just bought a very small plastic tool box w/ tray and all my bike-specific tools fit in there.
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