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tools to carry(5 posts)

tools to carrybigborebob
Aug 13, 2003 2:52 AM
With a road bike, do you carry mini pump while riding, along with spare tubes and patch kit??? I notice some people have these compressed cartriages. Avid mtb'er needs help. Thanks Bob
re: tools to carrydivve
Aug 13, 2003 3:38 AM
My minimal kit in a Zip-lock bag that I carry in the back jersey pocket:

1 lightweight tube
1 Park Tool glueless patch kit
2 Rema plastic tire levers
1 mini CO2 pump + extra cartridge

The extras in the extended kit for longer rides with a Camelbak:

1 combination mini tool
1 chain tool
1 chain linkage/pin closing kit
1 regular glue patch kit
re: tools to carrycmgauch
Aug 13, 2003 5:59 AM
I generally carry on mtn/road rides:
-2 tubes
-patch kit
-1 tire lever
-multi tool
-chain tool (w/extra shimano pin)
-mini pump

I gave up on those cartriges
re: tools to carrypmf1
Aug 13, 2003 8:40 AM
What I carry:

In my jersey:
1. CO2 dispensor (with one cartridge). Get a dispensor that accepts unthreaded cartridges. You can buy them at a sporting goods store (e.g., Wal Mart) for about $.50 each -- half bike store prices.
2. A ziplock bag containing a credit card, health insurance card and money.

In my bag:
1. 2 extra tubes
2. 3 CO2 cartridges
3. A small Park chain tool (to fix broken chains)
4. Tire levers
5. Hex wrenches
6. Spoke wrench
7. Some change for vending machines
8. A Park glueless patch kit
9. The Emergency Power Bar

Believe it or not, it can all be crammed into a fairly small bag. Every item above has saved my butt at one point or another. All it takes is one broken chain 10 miles from home, and you'll carry a chain tool for life.
I always carry a pump.jtlmd
Aug 13, 2003 6:52 PM
Its amazing to me how many times those guys with CO2 cartridges need my pump to finish inflating the tire or reinflate it after they wasted half the CO2.

I carry a full frame pump on the road bike and a mini pump in my camelback on the mountain bike.

Other tools:

2 tire levers

Crank Bros multi-17 tool (best I've ever found, can remove crank, repair chain, tighten spokes and even tighten my disc rotors)

Spare tube or 2 depending on ride length

Patches (the self stick kind without glue)

Zip ties of various sizes (never needed it myself but have repaired bottle cages and fenders for others in the past year)