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Old 07-21-20, 11:59 AM
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What do you carry in your tool roll?

Iím inclining to draw plans for an under the saddle tool roll. I need one for a recent build, and Iíve been wanting a sewing project for a while,

Iím wondering, what do you carry in your tool roll?

Also, besides basic pockets, what features do you appreciate or look for in a tool roll?

And lastly, if you have a tool roll that you feel is the beeís knees, please share a photo or two of it. The inspiration will be most welcome.
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on bikes with tubular tires i carry a multi tool, a tire lever (in case i cant get off by hand) and a patch kit (to help others if needed) with a spare tire under the smallest seat bag I can fit the above in

on bikes with clinchers I carry a multi tool, 2 spare tubes, tire levers, and a patch kit

also throw in little wipe packets

when commuting in the dark i have a headlight in the backpack to make in the dark flat changes easier
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Multi tool, 2 spare tubes, tire levers, patch kit, a pair of vinyl gloves, quick link, and a clif bar (white chocolate macadamia nut). Not in the pack (ran out of room) is a tire pump. I run lights day and night, so always have a light, including on the cell phone. I haven't tried the rolls, but I manage to cram a lot in a small saddle bag.
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What you see covers most situations. The roll was meant for cosmetic brushes, from a Chinese commerce site, cost ~3 USD. I bought 3, have pens in the second and the third is waiting in the wings. About the size of a healthy burrito, it tucks into a saddle wedge along with a tube or two, patch kit, tyvek boot, gloves, wipes. Zefal HPx on the frame. I have a neat little Lezyne, but I also have the Zefal...so yeah.


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- 2 Park Tool plastic tire levers
- 2 Park Tool pre-glued patches
- 2 regular patches and tiny tin of rubber cement
- CO2 cartridge and inflator
- Handy wipe

​​​​​​​Super long rides or longish group rides usually get an additional CO2 cartridge and spare tube.
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I use an old Jannd tubular bag. Does that count for a tool roll? Mini pump, patch kit, tube, tire levers, CO2, phone. Keys too if I'm not wearing a jersey. I don't normally carry tools, but once in a blue moon I'll bring my SKS mini tool if I feel insecure about something.

If I'm riding the Clem, it has a little Carradice seat bag with all of the above, but in addition I'll usually bring the mini tool -- cuz why not, plus sometimes a 'real' camera, and maybe some food.

I realize I've sold out with the CO2, but I'm over pumping up a tire with a mini pump unless I really have too.
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Here's my grab and go kit: zip pouch and a spare tire. Most bikes have Campy crank bolts and 2-bolt seat posts. I swap out a couple wrenches for other bikes. The pedal/HS, and peanut butter wrench are almost never needed, (because I carry them).


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Park Tool multitool, one tube, pair of plastic tire levers, and a patch kit that might or might not have dried up glue. I have a bracket coming from the down tube water bottle mount for my Lezyne pump.
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Depends on the ride.

Plooting around town - personal phone to call for sag support

Long ride outside of town - personal phone, face mask, cash, credit card, ID, 2-ounce bottle of sealant, tubular tape, multitool or adjustable wrench (depends on the bike, older ones do not use hex heads), CO2 inflator, 2 CO2 cartridges, covered (UV protection) spare tire under seat folded in the Diablo Scott method

Long ride not near the home base - personal and work phone (don't know which will have reception), face mask, cash, credit card, ID, 2 2-ounce bottles of sealant, tubular tape, multitool or adjustable wrench (depends on the bike, older ones do not use hex heads), CO2 inflator, 2 CO2 cartridges, covered (UV protection) spare tire under seat folded in the Diablo Scott method
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Originally Posted by deux jambes View Post
Iím wondering, what do you carry in your tool roll
No tool roll. I carry mine in a water bottle. Road/gravel bike.

tube
patch kit
irons
Co2 and inflator head, 2 canisters just in case.
multi-tool

There must be some other stuff, but thatís the general gist. Fills a 20oz Camelback Podium perfectly. No rattling or friction. I do pack the parts in baggies. This cuts down on friction and wear. Wouldnít want to pull the tube out one day and find a hole worn in it by rubbing and rattling of other parts of the kit. Speaking from experience here.

Have not weighed it. Donít need to. It weighs nothing compared to carrying the bike. Heh.
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Too much that I almost never need, and when I take something out, then I need it.

Currently I have it in a large cage bottle so the Fly 6 can be on the SP.

4 and 6in Crescent's
Topeak Alien w/levers built in
Leatherman
pump/inflator combo w/cartridges
patch kit
mini rachet set that I put together awhile back.that includes the 4in Crescent above.



Need to streamline and eliminate some of the duplication but they all provide a use of their own so.....
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Don't need tire levers on any of my bikes, ask @northbend why.

Tube, patch kit, piece of Tyvek for boot material, spoke wrench, MAFAC tool kit cause MAFAC brakes, loosen allen wrenches, blade and phillips screwdrivers. Well, some of the MAFAC wrenches are tire levers on the other end, so I guess I do carry them, just don't use 'em.
On a tour I'll bring a Stein cassette tool, a couple of spare spokes and a small jar of chain lube. I tend to tour with other people, so I talk them into bringing all the heavier tools

Anything more than that you're getting into the low probability, high specialization tools. A couple of times I've lead a dozen riders across forestry roads from Portlandia to Tillamook (North Trask route) and brought a spare rear derailleur, brake and derailleur cables because it was 15 miles to get back to a paved road, worst case.
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I carry the typical tire associated spares, and this guy - a Cool Tool.

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This all in my Acorn tool roll on my Centurion Pro-tour with a full frame pump

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All this on my flat bar go fast Fuji with a full sized frame pump

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On my Giant Revel MTB with a mini frame pump.

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Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
on bikes with tubular tires i carry a multi tool, a tire lever (in case i cant get off by hand) and a patch kit (to help others if needed) with a spare tire under the smallest seat bag I can fit the above in

on bikes with clinchers I carry a multi tool, 2 spare tubes, tire levers, and a patch kit

also throw in little wipe packets
99% Exactly my setup
make sure the multi tool has a chain braker. For longer rides on tubulars, i carry a pocket-size sealant in addition to the obligatory spare tire, to give me more than one shot on a puncture.
I don't carry the wipes but a set of surgical latex gloves instead, they serve dual purpose as, um, gloves.I was caught in a thunderstorm with a 20deg temperature drop in the alps once, it is amazing how much warmer your hands stay when there is no evaporation chill.
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Iím not much on big packs and roadside repairs. 1 tube, 2 levers, CO2 cartridge and inflater. Most importantly, a cell phone for when I need one of those tools everyone else carries
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fun thread....and I got a coupled of ideas....add quick links and gloves I should also note that I keep a kit on each bike, including a pump on each bike, helps me not forget things. the bike that I put most miles on has the multitool with the chain breaker.... I would switch that if needed
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This is my favorite tool roll, the "Mopha" tool roll, very simple and versatile. Put whatever you want into it. I tailor mine to the specific bike it's on, with specific wrench sizes for that bike, a tube and patch kit, tire boot, zip ties, sometimes a multi tool. I add an inflator if there is no frame pump and maybe a spare cable for longer rides. It attaches securely with a strap under the seat and is easy to get off. Instantly rolls open to access everything as opposed digging in a seat bag. Lots of online sources for purchase. Randonneur approved!

https://www.blessthisstuff.com/stuff...pha-tool-roll/
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Originally Posted by Brad L View Post
I carry the typical tire associated spares, and this guy - a Cool Tool.

Best bicycle multi-tool ever! I have about a dozen of them, although I donít really carry them now. Iím currently using the second best multi-tool which is the Fix-it-Stick system

Hereís my current kit. I carry it most of the time but it really was developed for backcountry mountain biking. I carry two different sized of tubes for road and mountain, a piece of Tyvek envelope (from the Post Office), and a bunch of other stuff.


I carry a fire starter and cotton balls with Vaseline in a film canister. (ďWhatís a film canister?Ē asks every person under 30). Iíve been caught out without the means of making fire and never again.



I also carry a small flashlight because Iíve been caught out without a light (same ride). I had a light but it was a squeezy light and your hand starts to cramp after only a few minutes of squeezing it.

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DIY tool roll includes..
spare tire
multi-tool
tire levers
clean rags
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Most importantly, a cell phone for when I need one of those tools everyone else carries
Donít get far from home, huh? I can find places within less than 30 miles from my home where cell phone service is nonexistent...and I live in a largish city. I also tour by bicycle and calling in the cavalry when you are 200 to 2000 miles away from home just isnít an option.
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Really liking the custom rolls people are making to fit their needs.
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The daily driver. I have a matching Acorn handlebar bag in front that carries wallet, phone, wind jacket, Covid mask, snacks and Lezyne mini pump.
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