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where do you carry a "peanut butter" wrench?(9 posts)

where do you carry a "peanut butter" wrench?bigskulls
Apr 9, 2003 8:53 AM
I took my fixie (hybrid/MTB, not a roadie unfortunately) out for a ride this weekend after letting it sit most of the winter and the chain was loose (ah, like duuuuuuuuh!). I didn't have my wrench with me to fix it, because I carry it in my pocket. I leave it in the bedroom when I get undressed and I forget it when I get my bike again. I have a seat bag, but the dang thing doesn't fit all the way in. Anyone have a suggestion for a better way to carry it?
re: where do you carry a "peanut butter" wrench?trackmike
Apr 9, 2003 9:24 AM
thats what those awesome pockets in the back of your spandex shirt are for. there are three. 1 peanut butter wrench, 1 tofu sammich, 1 wallet?... or maybe a hex wrench...

you should get a fanny pack too.
re: where do you carry a "peanut butter" wrench?Steve_0
Apr 9, 2003 10:11 AM
forget the fanny pack; plastic bikeclothes look dorky enough as it is (imo_). I carry my pump, flatkit, allens in my back shortspocket.

If you routinely forget the wrench, just tie it to the underside of the seatbag.

Another alternative; when I'm racing I shove spare tubes, irons, and allens in a spare waterbottle(top cut off).
a really good solutionBudhaSlug
Apr 9, 2003 10:51 AM
I used to try carrying around my PB wrench, and finally gave up and bought a Surly Jethro Tule (see below). Its nice a small enough to fit in even my little tiny underseat bag (which is just big enough to hold this, a spare tube, my licensce and a $20 bill for emergencies). Its a bit on the pricey side, but its a really nicely made tool (I use it at home over my PB wrench because it gives better leverage and doesn't cut into my hand), plus it comes with a built in bottle opener... it is made by surly y'know.

(http://www.surlybikes.com/acces/jethrotule.htm)

The other option is to go to a hardward store... apparently some tool makers make stubby 15mm wrenches that are about the same size and also fit in a bag... I haven't seen them but a lot of people like them.

Peace and Light,
Ben
yeah,Steve_0
Apr 9, 2003 10:59 AM
I use a stubby craftsman 15mmm box wrench. Fits the hand well, guaranteed for life.

Go for the box, though. A spanner might impale you during a get-off.
You da man........Dave Hickey
Apr 9, 2003 12:10 PM
That is great. I'm ordering one today.
I whacked of one end of a 15mm cone wrench. nmDougSloan
Apr 9, 2003 1:03 PM
never forget it.desmo
Apr 9, 2003 8:38 PM
made this one out of an old combo wrench. the angle matched the seat stay nicely. if yer PB wrench is flat you could put a little bend in it to fit. keep the zip-tie just tight enough that you can slide it on and off. you do have to get the nut to end up tight in the right place but it's usually close enough without too much farting around.
oh, i like that.Steve_0
Apr 10, 2003 3:56 AM
hope you didnt patent it.