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Old 04-02-17, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by jack pot
>>> correct you are sir ... four give me ... tho by my 4th i'd be looking for my DEhexer
Right ... at some point I might ask myself whether i don't really need a good walk to relax.
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Originally Posted by GeneO
When the wheel is off, it keeps the pads from closing. Since they are self adjusting if you accidently close the brake with no rotor, you may need to pry the pads apart. It is a SRAM "pad spreader" that came with the bike.

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That's what I figured. I have Shimano hydros on the MC, but have never had or needed such a device; maybe I've been lucky, but maybe I should carry one!
This is a brilliant idea. One could very well accidentally press the brake lever.

I'm going to carry the little orange brake block that came with the Shimano calipers.

Thanks [MENTION=195685]GeneO[/MENTION] !

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I thought of this thread today when I stopped to help a couple with a flat problem. The MUP repair stand pump wasn't working, so I was looking for a Presta-Schrader adapter. Although I was sure I'd have the adapter it wasn't there, although I did find my missing tire levers. I swear the tube looked like a Shrader (it wasn't, when I sorted it at home) and I had extra stuff like a rolled up zip tie, an 18650 battery for a light I didn't carry, some accumultated miscellaneous bits. I was wondering just how long it's been since I've been into the bag, and the discolored scuffed up CO2 cartridge was telling me "never", or at least not since I moved the frame pump to another bike.

How that is possible, to have no flats or other use for the tools in 1.5 years I don't know but the evidence is irrefutable. Since I'd never used the CO2, I thought why not use it now, there evidently being such little risk of my own flatting, and it worked like a charm. I was happy for the practice and to test that it still works truth be told, and rode straight away to a bike shop I like for a replacement. Excuse for a quick visit, I recalled a box of them at the counter but no price ... which turns out to be $5.96!

The moral is, check your tool bag from time to time, or it might wind up costing you $6 like me.
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Old 04-02-17, 08:39 PM
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Similar bad thing happened to me. I got a flat and hadn't used my CO2 inflator but once - and that was to fix someone else's flat. It was a Lezyne trigger and it was jammed and wouldn't open. It finally did and stuck open so I lost all of the charge. Luckily I had a hand pump that got me going. But later inspection of the trigger head OI found the o-ring was missing. This seems a common problem and I guess I lost that on first use.

So I got a different inflator and I check these things often now since I don't always carry a hand-pump.

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No one carries a rim tape? I ask because my first flat was caused by a torn rim tape.
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Here's what I carry in my underseat bag: Multitool, spare tube, patch kit, tire levers, chain breaker & spare links, two or three zip ties for temporary repairs/unforseen problems, spare ziploc bag I can throw my phone into in case of heavy rain, ziploc bag with a few folded paper towels, ziploc bag with a few bandages, small travel-sized bottle of hand sanitizer.

Out of all those, the patch kit, spare tube, and tire levers have been used the most. In fact just last Saturday when I ran over who-knows-what.
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Originally Posted by vol
No one carries a rim tape? I ask because my first flat was caused by a torn rim tape.
When I first got my bike it came with very poor rim tape which was barely wide enough to cover the spoke holes in the rim, causing me many problems with flat tires until I bought some decent, wide rim tape and replaced the factory crap tape. I've never had a problem with flats due to bad rim tape since, and don't feel the need to carry any with me. Not that I'd have room for it anyway, since my underseat bag is full of other stuff.
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike
I've been using this set of tools for years, only need to add patches and replace the glue periodically. All fits into the small bag shown, pump is mounted to the bike frame.
Where you get that bag??
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It looks sorta like a camera bag to me.
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Originally Posted by martslc
Where you get that bag??
It is a small camera bag.
I don't remember where I got, but it probably was at a garage sale for a $1 or less. New they used to be available at any big box store for less than $10, at camera stores for a few dollars more?
Does anybody still buy small cameras or accessories for larger cameras anymore?
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If you like peanut butter, you already own a perfectly good tool container.

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Park tool peanut butter.
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Old 04-07-17, 05:30 AM
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Originally Posted by jack pot
>>> wouldn't 3 co2 cans be smaller than 1 pump **********??
This June will be my 30th anniversary of road cycling. I've been stranded one time in my life, and it was due to multiple flats, three Co2 carts and stick on patches that don't work half the time. It taught me to carry a mini pump in my jersey pocket (frame pumps on my vintage bikes) and glue on patches. And a spare tube of course. You don't even notice a mini-pump in the pocket unless you get some huge one, I don't see how that would be an issue to anybody.
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