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Minimum You carry In Your Tool / Saddle Bag

Old 04-29-19, 04:52 AM
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Originally Posted by NomarsGirl View Post
I have never actually changed a tire. I know how it is done, but I have been very lucky so far and haven't needed to. (which is amazing considering the condition of the roads around here). If I'm fumbling, I'm sure someone will stop to help me as long as I have everything I need with me.
Take the time at home to do this. It can make a difference of 30-45 minutes of fumbling and frustration or 15 minutes tops of swapping out a tube.

Cause when it does happen it'll probably be at the most inopportune time.

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Old 04-29-19, 06:16 AM
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Old 04-29-19, 06:54 AM
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^ Very neat and tidy.
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Old 04-29-19, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by MattTheHat View Post
A Topeak multitool. That is all.

-Matt
As of today, I will be going back to also carrying a compact pump, as well as a plug kit. I'd stopped riding with a spare tube or even a pump after switching to tubeless tires about 3,000 miles ago. I experienced a puncture in my GP5000TL that Stan's Race did not seal. This actually happened a couple of days ago and I plugged the hole Saturday. That plug held okay for 20 miles Sunday and about 4 miles this morning. Until it didn't. I did get a nice 4 mile walk out of the deal.

Had I had my mini pump or an inflator I could have ridden home instead of walking.

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Old 04-29-19, 11:38 AM
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Both of my regular bikes have Topeak MTX racks and I have a DXP bag that I carry on whatever bike I use that day. In the bag, I keep a tool bag and a first aid bag. In the tool bag lives a set of plastic tire irons, some self-adhesive tube patches, a Kool-Stop bead jack, a multi-tool, two 25-gram shots of CO2, and the CO2 inflator valve. In the first aid bag lives various bandages, wraps, creams, Neosporin, etc. I usually ride with my kids, so I use the first aid stuff every now and again. Plus, we watched my brother take a header over the bars last year (when we didn't have first aid handy), and the walk back to the car was a long and bloody one. So I keep that stuff with me at all times.

I personally probably don't need as much as I carry, but I do like helping others while out. I've sometimes been "that guy" riding along who has the tool or the patch that someone else needs.
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Old 04-29-19, 10:25 PM
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i personally carry a cheap amazon 10 liter bag that was like 8 bucks , i run a mini pump with a gauge , a tube , i customized patch kit inside a hard case , with two glues and chain tool , and two quality tire levers , and one full alen key tool ,

i never really got into the multi tool, but i do throw in a flat head screw driver sometimes .
my bag allows to me to carry abut 4 liters of water as well as the tool , a charge pack kit i made for my phone on the 6 plus hour rides . gels and solids .

for me i have never got into water bottles , i recently did a hill climb event so i actually had to carry bottles , its was cool , but maybe ill look for a small stow compartment that screws into the bottle cage area.

i dont like saddle bags, but if you do thats cool , and i really dont understand these people that carry the huge bags on the side , 1 , it looks really dangerous like it could snag , and 2 , why do you need so much space , there is really nothing you need to carry on a commute , and even shopping , id rather just have a duffle back pack and all my weight in one place than off to the side , but hey do you !!!!
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Old 04-30-19, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Teamprovicycle View Post
... i really dont understand these people that carry the huge bags on the side ... there is really nothing you need to carry on a commute...
Two panniers on my commuter, here. They're waterproof bags. Plus a removable/take along handlebar bag. The handlebar bag is for garage opener, id badges, wallet, eyeglasses, multi-tool, key for bike lock, saddle cover.

In the right side pannier, I pack clothing: work clothing that consists of underwear, socks, folded dress shirt, tie (and possibly slacks, although suits/dress shoes/belts are kept at work). Additional clothing may be related to changes expected in the weather between morning and evening commutes. This almost always contains a rain layer. Also on the right are my tire repair items: patch kit, tire levers, tire boot jack, spare tube.

On the left side is food: Insulated lunch bag with full day's snacks, lunch, etc., plus any bulky food to transport and store at work (cereal, coffee). Also on the left is my bike XPort cover, left on my bike during the day.

Panniers are very useful. They don't extend much wider than do your feet pedaling. They are also reflective, adding to your visible area.
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Old 04-30-19, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Teamprovicycle View Post

i dont like saddle bags, but if you do thats cool , and i really dont understand these people that carry the huge bags on the side , 1 , it looks really dangerous like it could snag , and 2 , why do you need so much space , there is really nothing you need to carry on a commute , and even shopping , id rather just have a duffle back pack and all my weight in one place than off to the side , but hey do you !!!!
My commute is an hour each way. With my laptop and all accessories, change of clothes, and lunch, the load sometimes exceeds 25 lbs. That's a lot of weight to have on your back for an hour at a time on a bike. For shopping sometimes I will ride with a full load in the backpack, pannier, and some strapped to the top of the rear rack. Experience helps to build preference.
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Old 04-30-19, 01:55 PM
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Not much since I do mostly local bicycling nowadays I can just get to my residence to fix major repairs
Multitool
Patch kit
Allen key
Going to add tubes
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Old 04-30-19, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Wattsup View Post
Condom. Just in case.
They only last 5 years .... better swap yours for a new one
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Old 04-30-19, 06:07 PM
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I dont carry any tools at all, nor any spare tubes and so on. I commute about 25km a day only though.
I have had one flat in the last 11 years and it was from me pinching the tube between the tire and rim after swapping to studded tires in a hurry. happened about 2km from home.

I dont expect any unforeseen issues. Since I build all my bikes from scratch. and I dont cut any corners.
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Old 05-01-19, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by carlos danger View Post
I dont carry any tools at all, nor any spare tubes and so on. ... I dont expect any unforeseen issues...
No wonder you call yourself "danger". I approve.
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