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Old 09-25-10, 02:32 PM
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Do you carry a tool kit?

I have always carried one with me, mine is a frame mounted bag. Contents are, Planet Bike
micro pump, spare tube, 5 mm allen wrench, mini multi tool, patch kit, Presta vavle extender,
Shrader adapter to Presta, 2 plastic tire levers, Park Tools thin 13mm and 15 mm wrench,
adjustable wrench, red marker, master chain link, a couple zip ties. The 5mm allen wrench fits all allen head
bolts, and the mini multi tool, comes with phillips, flat head, wire cutting, small knife, and can
double for needle nose pliers. I have tried to cover all the bases, but have really only needed
the tube and pump, and once the multi tool for the screw driver part, adjust rear DR, and the
5 mm allen head wrench,( but that was to roll my handle bars a little more forward for comfort.
Any suggestion ? What do you carry in yours ? Richard
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I have a Park multi-tool thing. It's about all I use on my bike and it fits in my seatpost bag. Today my water bottle holder on my handlebars just failed, the metal busted in two places when I hit a curb pretty hard. I rode to a store about 2 blocks away, got a new one and unscrewed it.
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i have a seat bag that has a few things like, 2 spare tubes, 3 tire levers, mutli allen hex tool, patch kit, and i have a smart pump mounted next to my bottle holder on the frame. over 850 miles and no flats so far.
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I carry flat fixing tools and one of my bikes needs a 15mm wrench for that, the other does not. A 5mm hex key would fit a lot of the bolts on my Fuji, not all. I have a trunk bag on the Fuji anyway so a hex key set and a screwdriver might be helpful once in a while. My Dahon commuter goes only five miles at a time so I don't worry about other tools on it.

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I hardly carry anything, certainly no tubes or patch kits as I don't know how to do the repair job . It will be interesting to know, those of you who do carry stuffs, whether you have ever actually needed them, and how many times?

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I carry no tools at all.
All my tools are in my garage.
If I ever would get trouble underway, I would call my wife to come and pick me up or if she's not available I would simply walk home.
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I carry a few tools too. One just never knows when something may occur.
I carry a spare tube, 5 mm allen wrench, mini multi tool, 2 plastic tire levers, old expired license, $40, and a cell in case i get lazy and just decide to call someone to pick me up and not use ANY of the tools =P
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yup always, never know when a derailleur needs tweaking or something comes loose & always tire repair. Each bike has the proper tubes on them all the time but the tool kit and pump is always in the trunk bag that goes from bicycle to bicycle
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Originally Posted by AdelaaR
I carry no tools at all.
All my tools are in my garage.
If I ever would get trouble underway, I would call my wife to come and pick me up or if she's not available I would simply walk home.
Rookie!
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Instigator ! ( Laugh) Richard
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Patch kit, tire levers, multi tool and a few cotton balls. All I need. bk
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Always: tube patch kit with levers and frame mount minipump, Park multitool. I sometimes take along a bit more if I'm working out an adjustment issue. I don't take more than fits in a seat bag.

Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
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Yes sir!
-Spare tube
-Lezyne mini floor-style pump with pen-gauge
-3 tire levers
- patches
- spoke wrench
- allen wrenches, basically every size I could ever need
-mini philips/flathead screwdriver

On really long rides I'll carry an extra tube or two, some small pliers, chain whip and a cassette lockring tool w/wrench.
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Originally Posted by vol
I hardly carry anything, certainly no tubes or patch kits as I don't know how to do the repair job . It will be interesting to know, those of you who do carry stuffs, whether you have ever actually needed them, and how many times?
The little medical kit has been used 4 times in 5 years. The little tool kit a greater number of times.
We mainly ride rail trails. I carry a little garden clippers to trim any hanging vines or thorny bushes that grow out over the trail. Then on the top of the bag on the rack is a wisk broom to sweep stones off the path or glass. The one trail we spend most of our time on has problems with gravel washing onto the trail after heavy rains. Along with broken beer bottles where it runs through run down sections of towns.
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Originally Posted by Whiteknight
The little medical kit has been used 4 times in 5 years. The little tool kit a greater number of times.
We mainly ride rail trails. I carry a little garden clippers to trim any hanging vines or thorny bushes that grow out over the trail. Then on the top of the bag on the rack is a wisk broom to sweep stones off the path or glass. The one trail we spend most of our time on has problems with gravel washing onto the trail after heavy rains. Along with broken beer bottles where it runs through run down sections of towns.
I have needed the tool kit also, your going the extra mile cutting down branches and stuff..
Sounds like me ! ( Laugh ) ..Richard
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Originally Posted by xoxoxoxoLive
I have needed the tool kit also, your going the extra mile cutting down branches and stuff..
Sounds like me ! ( Laugh ) ..Richard
I do that also, there is a few places the plant material grows over the bike route into work. I'll throw a pair of clippers in the bike bag and cut them back but it isn't part of my regular tool kit.
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I do that also, there is a few places the plant material grows over the bike route into work. I'll throw a pair of clippers in the bike bag and cut them back but it isn't part of my regular tool kit.
Same for me, I have a full size Leather man multi-tool with a saw on it for those days, just carry a mini in the tool kit....But a multi-tool is an awesome tool kit item though, I did carry a first aid kit up until about a year ago..( Laugh ), Only needed it once, teaching my wife how to ride safely on the road, till my front tire
clipped her back one and sent her flying into the ditch !! So much for safety lessons, ended her desire to start
biking, she now hangs her cloths on that stupid tread mill ! Richard
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I carry the stuff to change flats and tighten loose things. Not plastic tire levers though, coated steel. Spare tube, patch kit CO2inflator and a spare cartridge or two and a pump for the flats, simply for speed and convenience.
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