|Tools to carry with me||lemmy999|
Aug 18, 2003 6:06 AM
|I am new to road biking and was wondering if there was a good multi-tool for road bikes? The one for my mtn bike is 3/4 lb and just too bulky and I really don't need all of those tools. I was thinking that I just need Allen wrenches from 2-8mm, flat & philips screwdriver, tire levers, chain tool. I was thinking of this one:
but it doesn't have a chain tool, it doesn't have an 8mm Allen and you can only carry 5 of the 9 bits inside the tool. However I like the idea of only taking what you need. Any other suggestions of tools that do not have torx, knife, bottle opener, hex wrenches, etc?
|re: Tools to carry with me||Alpedhuez55|
Aug 18, 2003 6:41 AM
|I have always been partial to the Ritchey CPR-4. It has 5 and 6 mm allen keys; 8, 9, and 10 mm sockets; two tire levers; a spoke hook and a flat head screwdriver, 5 and 6 mm allen keys; 8, 9, and 10 mm sockets; two tire levers; a spoke hook and a flat head screwdriver. Unlike some of the mini tools, you actually can get good leverage with this tool. It is also only costs about $4.00. It is one of the best buys out there.
I usually pack CPR 4, a patch kit, a chain tool (most if them on minitools do not work well) patch kit, spare tube and shimano chain pins and links. I will wrap some duct tape on either a mini pump or CO2 inflator. That will handle most repairs you can run into on the road.
|This is what I take.||sievers11|
Aug 18, 2003 6:49 AM
1 extra tube
1 patch kit (real patches, not park super crap patches)
2 park tire levers
1 crank brothers multi-21
cell phone (most important)
bill fold (most most important, id and heath info)
Extras if I need the kitchen sink...lunch, GU, extra water, rain jacket, arm and knee warmers
|This is what I take.||lemmy999|
Aug 18, 2003 7:15 AM
|I have never heard of the multi-21. I thought they only made the multi-17 and multi-5.
The multi-21 has Torx and open wrenches that I don't think I would need. I can't think of anything on my bike that would need 8,9,& 10mm open wrenches...But I may be wrong.
I found the Topeak Hummer which has only one tool I don't need (the Torx) and it is just a socket that fits over one of the Allen keys, so I could leave it at home.
I was thinking of carrying:
Topeak Hummer (or some similar tool)
Shimano chain pins
Bandages of some kind
ID/Health Ins Card/$5/Credit Card
Asthma Inhaler (most important for me)
I may make a card with ID and Health information
on it so I don't have to keep switching them back
from my wallet to my pack (because I would probably
end up forgetting them at times).
|re: Tools to carry with me||Bill RHIT|
Aug 18, 2003 7:29 AM
|Might want to carry some old tire shims. Mine saved me on a metric last weekend when I rolled over a large broken bottle in the middle of the road (not paying attention, and talking to a friend). Basically, you just cut a few inch long section of an old tire, and the place it inside of the tire you are running if it gets cut open. This will get you home.|
|Crank Bros. Multi-17. (nm)||jtlmd|
Aug 18, 2003 1:54 PM
|this works for me...||chipnseal|
Aug 18, 2003 6:10 PM
|On the bike in a short big mouth water bottle:
3 CO2 cartridges
chain tool, quick link spare
wet nap (like you get at the rib places!)
3 or 4 dollar bills
presta to shrader adapter
taped to the outside of the bottle is a copy of my driver's license and health insurance card
In my jersey:
split alien tool= 1/2 in right pocket 1/2 in left pocket
cell phone in back middle pocket
Note: The "bottle system" works for 90% of my rides. I can easily transfer it to another bike. And, if I think I'll run out of water with only one water bottle then I'll plan the ride to include a refill stop.