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Cycling tool kit?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

Do you folks carry any tools with you while on a bike ride around town on paved bike trails? Thanks...

post #2 of 18
yes. a multi-tool kit plus tube and lever
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by tanscrazydaisy View Post

yes. a multi-tool kit plus tube and lever

multi-tool kit? lever? huh?

post #4 of 18
multi-tool has the basic Allen keys and a screwdriver

lever = tire lever for removal and install of a tire
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 

Ok. Thanks...

post #6 of 18

Ya'll don't have roadside assistance plans? 

post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 

Is "ya'll" a word?

post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by GaryO View Post

Is "ya'll" a word?


it is to me

you'll also need a pump. I prefer CO2 inflators
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by tanscrazydaisy View Post


it is to me

you'll also need a pump. I prefer CO2 inflators

OK. Thanks again...

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post #11 of 18

It's better to carry 2 levers.

post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by slipshod View Post

It's better to carry 2 levers.


for the more difficult tires... yes, 2 levers. one to hook onto the spoke & the other to seat the bead taking care not to pinch the tube.

luckily the 700x25 Conti Grand Prix 4-seasons are manageable by hand.
post #13 of 18

http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_133794_-1___202356

 

With a Crank Brothers Speed Lever... you only need one lever.

 

Get them, while you still can, as it has been replaced by the "Speedier Lever" (which works great popping the bead on my tubelesss MTB setup)

post #14 of 18

If you have presta valves on your tubes, it is not a bad idea to have a presta valve adaptor.

post #15 of 18

Multi tool that has levers on it: (I still like the Pedros levers better)

 

http://www.amazon.com/Topeak-60102538-Hexus-II-Multi-tool/dp/B0037N32VG

 

CO2 inflator + 2 cartridges, tubes

post #16 of 18

Rema Tip Top patch kit is a necessity, unless you like to throw away the tube the first time it gets punctured.  The Rema patches are the best there are, glueless patches are not too good and are totally useless if the leak happens to be very close to one of the ridges on the tube.

 

And even if you convert to tubeless you still better carry a spare tube in case of ultimate failure.

post #17 of 18

I dislike CO2 because you can't refill the cartridges so they go to the landfill and I have to send enough stuff there already.  I carry this pump, http://www.topeak.com/products/Pumps/TurboMorphG  either strapped to my road bike or in my hydration backpack when riding my MTB.

post #18 of 18

http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/#30

 

 

 No frame-mounted pumps.

Either Co2 cannisters or mini-pumps should be carried in jersey pockets (See Rule #31). The only exception to this rule is to mount a Silca brand frame pump in the rear triangle of the frame, with the rear wheel skewer as the pump mount nob, as demonstrated by members of the 7-Eleven and Ariostea pro cycling teams. As such, a frame pump mounted upside-down and along the left (skewer lever side) seat stay is both old skool and euro and thus acceptable. We restate at this time that said pump may under no circumstances be a Zefal and must be made by Silca. Said Silca pump must be fitted with a Campagnolo head. It is acceptable to gaffer-tape a mini-pump to your frame when no C02 cannisters are available and your pockets are full of spare kit and energy gels. However, the rider should expect to be stopped and questioned and may be required to empty pockets to prove there is no room in them for the pump.

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