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Old 07-26-17, 12:08 PM
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Commuters - What's in your emergency tool kit?

So in addition to the normal tools/supplies (tube, tire levers, pump, multi-tool, bus schedule etc.) what do you carry specifically for your e-bike? I was thinking of adding zip ties (probably a good idea in the non e-bike tool kit too), electrical tape, maybe wire cutter/stripper. Anything else?




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Old 07-26-17, 01:30 PM
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I can ride easily in pedal only mode or in electric only mode, so I have redundancy there. Switching over to tubeless tires to prevent flats (well, most of them at least).

I have a hub motor, so that is pretty maintenance free. I've overheated a controller, and I've had a cheap chinese hub motor wheel build disintegrate on me, so those two were a problem. A repair kit wouldn't help me too much (Actually, an appropriate sized spoke wrench would have saved me with the wheel problem.
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Allen keys that fit the bike, a small screwdriver for the derailleur, patch kit, Park Tools nifty little CO2 widget from their MT-20 https://tinyurl.com/ybo6s6mu , and a couple of threaded CO2 cartridges. I used to carry tire irons but found that my tires can be worked over the rim by hand without a hassle. My bikes frequently get a good visual inspection and are prepped and tight, so I usually donít carry more in the tool bag. If Iím riding somewhere against the clock, I will add a spare tube because itís faster than patching. A cell phone and credit card are my backup. This is for pavement riding. If I was riding deep into the woods, Iíd add more to cover the stuff that typically breaks from the pounding.
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I have so much stuff, I don't even know. All kinds of tubes, pump, wrenches, etc. Since I got the motor, I don't really care how much I carry in my pannier(s.) Even at that, I hope I never have to change a flat on rear where the hub resides. I've done it at home... but it would be miserable to do in the cold, wet, and dark.
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Old 07-29-17, 12:55 PM
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wire butt connectors encase you have a wire break.
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I dont carry any special tools with me.

https://www.ebiketester24.de/fahrradpumpe-autoventil/

https://www.ebiketester24.de/falt-e-bike-test/

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Old 07-30-17, 06:59 AM
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Wrench, tire iron, pump, spare tube. All I've needed for eight years of commuting. No electric-specific items, none required for almost three years.

Trouble-free operation was a design focus.
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Pump, tire levers, tubes, patch kit and a multitool. I have spare zipties in the handlebars of every bike I own, as well as a quicklink. I don't need an adventure trip worthy toolkit when I'm commuting, I have a phone in case it all goes south.
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Did you guys know that AAA membership now includes your bicycles? They will take you 10 miles for free.


So you'd better have a cellphone.
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