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Old 03-22-09, 10:20 AM
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Where to stash tools

Where do you carry ( or pack ) your tools when riding with only rear panniers.
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Old 03-22-09, 11:17 AM
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When touring I use a small saddle bag to hold stuff I use most. Tubes, tire levers and patch kit. Don't like having to rumage around in the panniers for a simple flat. Everything else I deposit inside the inside pocket of my rear orlieb panniers.
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my tools go in a seat bag. spare tubes each go in a small pocket on each of my read panniers
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I put all tools and spares (except spokes) at the very bottom of one of the rear panniers, in a zip-lock.
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I don't ride with only panniers, so therefore the tools go in the trunk bag. But if I were to ride with only panniers, I think I'd put them in one of the outer pockets of the panniers where I could access them fairly quickly without digging through everything.
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I tour with rear panniers only, too.

- All tools + patch kit, crazy glue, etc. in a small seat post pack. It's a tight fit.
- Extra inner tube in a pannier pocket... don't need this very often.
- Other spare parts and repair gear (bolts, washers, Velcro, etc.) in a ziplock in a pannier pocket.
- Small squeeze bottle of oil in a pannier pocket.
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Handlebar bag, but if you're not one of those "well I might need this in a very rare scenario but I'd rather not be without it" type of people, you could probably get away with a wedge bag.
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I just got back from LBS and bought a seat bag. Thanks everyone. I have a trunk bag but it doesn't under the seat due to it's large size and height.
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I've got a tool roll on order from Acorn, but I keep them in the trunk bag at the moment. The few times I toured without a trunk bag I used a front pannier.

Bright yellow stuff sacks make for great tool bags, BTW.
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I use a small tupperware container for tools, lube, & spare parts. I stash spare spokes in my seat tube.
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I have a Jandd frame bag. I love it.
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i pay for someone to follow me in a car and i have an extra bike they bring just in case.
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Depends on the tool. I have them in several places.

Tire change/fix stuff goes in one side pocket of rear pannier. Spare spokes get stashed in another long rear pocket. Chain stuff, and a couple of other special tools go in another pocket under some other stuff. Multi-tool and tire guage goes in a water bottle cage toolbox.

If it's a tool I use often, it stays handy. If it's an emergency tool, it gets stashed.
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I put my tools and parts (except spokes) at the very bottom of my panniers. I hope I never need them, so the prospect of having to dig though everything else to get to them is not significant. It's better than having to move the tools out of the way to get to other things. And I would not carry them in my handlebar bag for many reasons. If I've been having trouble with a lot of punctures recently, I might move just those tools closer to the top of the panniers. I tape my spare spokes to my rear rack.
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Flat repair in the under seat bag and more serious tools in a tool roll in my pannier, for me it's the front pannier but that is my packing scheme.
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Old 03-23-09, 03:21 PM
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It sounds like using a seat bag is the best option. Thanks
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I don't use my tools much on tour (knock on wood), so I don't worry about having them accessible. If I have a problem, I just dig them out of my pannier.

My problem has always been remembering what I put in which pannier. I find that I don't start my tour with a perfect packing system, so I refine it day by day. That means I move stuff around from pannier to pannier, trying to find the perfect balance. That also means I often can't remember what's in which pannier. Of course, when I start searching, it's always in the last pannier I check!

Sound familiar?
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I keep mine in a saddle bag. Or you can use a small handle bar bag. You can also attach it to the seat rails like a saddle bag.
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I use a Cage Rocket for a spare tube, couple of allen wrenches and my Co2 filler.
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