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Old 09-29-13, 04:44 PM
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What's in your tool roll?

Let me preface this by asking - What does your tool roll like? If you do not use a tool roll, what do you use? Now, to the post title, what's in your tool roll?

As of right now, I do not have a tool roll - mainly due to the fact that I have not been able find one I like. I thought I had (here), but it ended up being too small, so I have to return it.

In my tool roll, I have:

- Park Tool Tire Levers
- Spin Doctor Multi-Tool
- Genuine Innovations Microinflate Nano CO2 Inflator
- Extra CO2 Cartridge
- Park Tool Patch Kit

I am leaning toward the Minnehaha Small Barrel Saddle Bag to fit into my OYB Bike Bag. I just need something that will fit my tools nicely with room for one or two other things (if needed) that I can toss in my bag (above) or a pannier (once I decide on one of those - just bid on a Po Campo on eBay - wish me luck!), since I do not really have room on Lola for a seat/saddle bag, and I do not like to leave anything on my bike that is not (at least somewhat) secured that would take a thief time to take off.

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That is a good short list not too different from mine. I prefer a full length pump over CO2 cartridges. I carry a spare tube, a patch kit, and a multi tool (I like the topeak multi-tools).
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What is a tool roll?
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Old 09-29-13, 06:47 PM
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I like this one : https://www.etsy.com/listing/16006795...own-with-black

And recently saw someone with this one : https://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/...ix-cycling-kit

The right side unzips in case you want a smaller bag/roll
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I used to stow practically all my tools in my backpack, but since abandoning the pack I've learned to be more practical.

I've switched from CO2 cartridges to a frame mounted mini-pump. In the trunk bag I use now, I try and keep a spare tube (thinking about running that along the toptube, though), tire levers and a small crescent wrench (rear wheel is bolted on).

Theory: Only thing I'll need to worry about fixing on the road is a flat. I'm no where near hardcore enough to bust a chain. Everything else I can rig up.

flippinsweet, that tool roll is flippin sweet.

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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
That is a good short list not too different from mine. I prefer a full length pump over CO2 cartridges. I carry a spare tube, a patch kit, and a multi tool (I like the topeak multi-tools).
Oops! I forgot to add my Park Tool Patch Kit to the list!
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That etsy tool roll would look really good on my bike...I might have to ask for that for my birthday! Thanks for sharing!
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The tool pouch I carry for commuting and urban riding contains:
tube, 700x28-32c
lezyne road drive pump
3wrencho (15mm wrench and tire lever combo)
park glueless patch kit
multitool, crank bros multi-17
couple of 9 speed chain links and Sram quick links
leatherman squirt ps4
on-guard locking skewer key
zipties (3)

All of this goes into a Thomson stem pouch and gets tossed into my backpack/panniers. For commuting and urban riding, I mostly ride a 1x9 geared Trek 520 w/ 700x32c tires or a fixed gear All-City Big Block w/ 700x28c tires, so this kit has everything I need for both bikes -- 15mm wrench for the fixed gear and skewer key for the 520, and a tube that fits both bikes.
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Here's what goes into my Topeak Wedge saddle bag...

Park Tool Repair Kit
Schwalbe SV15 spare tube
Schwinn 9-in-1 tool

I also have a Topeak Mini Morph pump attached to the top tube.
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Stow my traveling tools in my smallish seat bag. I have tire-irons, multi-tool, CO-2 inflator w/2 cartridges, spare inner-tube, tube patches, chain links, KMC missing link, link master pin. This fills it not expanded, expanded I can drop a CO-2 cartridge and add a lightweight windbreaker.

Also have a mini-pump that is mounted aside the water bottle cage.
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If I am carrying a full set of tools I use a frame mount battery pack pouch which also fits in a smaller pannier pocket or in my backpack... it carries a multi tool, adjustable wrench, patch kit, levers, multi spoke wrench, and a chain tool, and still has room to spare.

You can see it here on my Moulton hanging below the seat bag...

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Mandatory:
Tire levers
patch kit
pump
Spare tube

optional:
Allen keys
spoke wrench
duct tape
zip ties
adjustable wrench
fixed wrenches
chain tool

How many tools to bring depends on how far I'm going and how far I'm willing to travel with a disabled bike.
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a missing link weighs a few grams and can save your butt!
i also want to stress that i obey The Rules so my tools are in a jersey/jacket pocket.
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a missing link weighs a few grams and can save your butt!
i also want to stress that i obey The Rules so my tools are in a jersey/jacket pocket.
"The Rules"? Whatz dat? And why should anyone obey them?

My tool kit is this one that I have carried for years. The only change is a new tube of glue every now and then; a portable frame pump is also carried at all times.
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https://www.velominati.com/the-rules/

Rule #29 // No European Posterior Man-Satchels.


Saddle bags have no place on a road bike, and are only acceptable on mountain bikes in extreme cases.

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My tools go in my pannier.

I have a Zefal pump, 3 Mafac tire levers and a Park Tool patch kit. That's it.
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https://www.velominati.com/the-rules/
Rule #29 // No European Posterior Man-Satchels.


Saddle bags have no place on a road bike, and are only acceptable on mountain bikes in extreme cases.



My rules: 1. No clear minded cyclist would use a road bike for regular commuting unless it has been customized to resemble a city bike with fenders, chainguard, kickstand, lights, reflectorized pedals and a rack.

2. No clear minded cyclist carries a load on his back. That is what saddle bags, baskets and/or bike racks are for, to include carrying backpacks and tool rolls.
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My tool roll actually consists of a microfiber cloth wrapped around an old craftsman wrench, Topeak X-Tool 10, tire levers, lezyne mini pump, two of those packaged little sani wipes, and a glueless patch kit (with hidden $20).

For longer rides I'll throw a bag on my rear rack that has more on weather, where I'm riding, etc. But the roll is always on my bike.


I-Like-to-Ride's kit reminds me I need to add a Schrader<->Presta adaptor to my bag....

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I-Like-to-Ride's kit reminds me I need to add a Schrader<->Presta adaptor to my bag....
Put one on your valve stem, too.
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My rules: 1. No clear minded cyclist would use a road bike for regular commuting unless it has been customized to resemble a city bike with fenders, chainguard, kickstand, lights, reflectorized pedals and a rack.

2. No clear minded cyclist carries a load on his back. That is what saddle bags, baskets and/or bike racks are for, to include carrying backpacks and tool rolls.
I've got massive rear panniers on my Tarmac... but then I'm not a clear-minded cyclist
When they make fenders for road bikes that aren't absolute garbage, I might consider it.
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In the tool roll: Park tire levers, spare tube, Park gluess patch kit, cycling multi tool.
On the bike: Giant mini pump.
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i also want to stress that i obey The Rules
I urge you to ignore the velominati rules, they are a harmless joke. You may wish to consider the Ross rules:

Rule 1. Have fun
Rule 2. Refer to rule 1
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Means to fix a flat (tire levers, patches, glue, pump).

Apart from that, I carry 4, 5 and 6 mm allen wrenches. On a road bike, that is all in a multitool that also has a chain tool, while on the 8 speed commuter, it's just 3 sepparate wrenches (my commute is flat and I've never had a chain break on flats, ever).


I also often carry Leatherman, or a Victorinox (swiss army knife) multitools most places I go. As well as some kind of torchlight. But that's almost never used for fixing bicycles. But sometimes yes.
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Sometimes I carry an entire shop with me...

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Haha! I've done that, too, though I don't know if I have a picture of it. Fun picture!
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