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HOT DAMN! 06-26-2012 04:02 PM

You guys have been a great help in guiding me with bike options, parts, and shop tools as I've journeyed back into biking. So, I'll give it another go.

What tools or multi-tool do you not leave home without?

Askel 06-26-2012 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by HOT DAMN! (Post 18999173)
What tools or multi-tool do you not leave home without?


Depends on how far from home you plan on getting. :D

But at a minimum, I usually have the common allen wrenches and some tire levers handy....

Gaston Gagne 06-26-2012 06:53 PM

Woodlawn on a cool, bluebird day in summer???

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HOT DAMN! 06-26-2012 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Askel (Post 19000283)
Depends on how far from home you plan on getting. :D

Nothing like some of you guys, yet. :D

But I did a 20 mile solo ride Saturday with nothing but a full water bottle and thought afterwards how jacked I would have been if something went wrong.

Funny, as when I travel by motor, there is enough on me to rebuild the whole bike trailside. :lol3

Chisenhallw 06-26-2012 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by HOT DAMN! (Post 18999173)

What tools or multi-tool do you not leave home without?

<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-MTB-3-Rescue-function/dp/B000S6HZBI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340764835&sr=8-1&keywords=PARK+MULTI+TOOL">This</a>, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-830846-Skeletool-Multitool/dp/B000XU9NXW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1340764835&sr=8-2&keywords=PARK+MULTI+TOOL">this</a> with its <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-931014-40-Bit-Assortment-Drivers/dp/B003E1QPZG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340764889&sr=8-1&keywords=leatherman+skeletool+accessories">compa nion</a>, something like <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Innovations-Mountain-Pipe-Combo-Inflator/dp/B003WCJ7FW/ref=sr_1_2?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1340764979&sr=1-2&keywords=mountain+pipe+pump">this</a>, and <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-VP-1-Vulcanizing-Patch/dp/B000JF2ZB8/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1340765006&sr=1-1&keywords=park+tool+patch+kit">this</a>. Pretty much, you can completely strip a bike down to the frame and completely rebuild it in the field with that tool list. Plus, with the exception of the pump, it all fits in my under-saddle pouch.

Weirdo 06-26-2012 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by HOT DAMN! (Post 18999173)
You guys have been a great help in guiding me with bike options, parts, and shop tools as I've journeyed back into biking. So, I'll give it another go.

What tools or multi-tool do you not leave home without?

Tube, tire irons, pump...minimum.

Depending on the ride add: Park multi tool (allan wrench, screw driver, ect), chain breaker, spoke key, even my leather man.

Besides flats, the most often used tool that has saved me from a long walk, mountain biking anyways, is the chain tool. Shitty shifts will bust a chain easier that you think, remove that link and you're back in business.
On epics we'll bring a rear derailleur and hanger. They've come in handy from time to time.

slackmeyer 06-26-2012 07:59 PM

I like the Lezyne multi tool I have, I think it's the CRV-20. One downside I've found: doesn't have a small enough screwdriver for adjusting derailleur limit screws. At least there was one on my bike that I had a hard time with. A leatherman, or even a swiss army knife, would cover that.

Other than that, patch kit, pump, tube, and a couple plastic tire levers are always with me.

squish 06-27-2012 12:18 AM

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Originally Posted by HOT DAMN! (Post 18999173)
You guys have been a great help in guiding me with bike options, parts, and shop tools as I've journeyed back into biking. So, I'll give it another go.

What tools or multi-tool do you not leave home without?

This will date me, as I bought this tool new, about 23 years ago. When it was the only bicycle specific multi-tool on the market that included a chain breaker. I also carry tire irons, patch kit and pump, I'll toss in an extra tube if it's a long ride.

http://wiki.multitool.org/show_image.php?id=918

**EDIT: Not my photo**

Gummee! 06-27-2012 05:38 AM

I've got several sets of cheap full-sized allen wrenches, so I pull apart the 3-6 rubber band em together and stick em in a pack. If I'm mtn biking, I'll bring something with a chain tool. CO2, tube, and a patch kit are mandatory. Mtn biking also gets a Blackburn Mammoth Mtn pump stuck in the camelbak.

Except for the 8mm/pedal wrench you can pretty much pull your entire bike apart with 4, 5, and 6mm allen wrenches.

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k7 06-27-2012 07:48 AM

duct tape.
 
A small roll of duct tape is also necessary IMHO. You can roll your own and about a 1" diameter roll is plenty. On the 600k, I sheared off my left shoe strap ratchet and all it took was 3 wraps of duct tape and about 80 miles to finish the ride.

When I got home, I ordered another pair of ratchets/quick releases and replaced both.

Duct tape - don't leave home without it.

Oznerol 06-27-2012 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by HOT DAMN! (Post 18999173)
What tools or multi-tool do you not leave home without?

Here's what's in my underseat bag:

- Compact multi-tool with screwdriver bits, Torx-T25 bit (for disc brake hardware), and various sizes of allens. Bigger catch-all multi tools are unwieldy and often have lots of stuff I don't need, and the chain breakers and tire levers they include generally suck.

- Folding chain tool; Works much better than the chain breaker on any big multi-tool, nearly as well as the full-sized shop tools.

- Spare master link to repair a broken chain

- Patch kit

- Compact micro-pump (road only; for MTB I carry a larger pump in my hydration pack)

- Tire levers

- Patch kit

- At least 1 spare tube; Two when mountain biking, since I typically run tubeless and would need two tubes if I somehow managed to lose pressure and break the bead on both tires in a single ride. (It's never happened to me, but since some of my rides take me many miles from my car, sometimes in desert conditions, I want minimize the chance that I have to hike out.)

Mr Head 06-27-2012 09:06 AM

The other day I noticed I was not packing any tools other than two random hex keys and my old Campy tool, which is mostly useless with the Roubaix, for anything more than a conversation starter. But, if that tool appears I suspect the conversation has already gotten underway. :lol3

I've also determined the bottle cages on the plastic bike run into one another with the fancy new Camelbak bottles. And the plastic composite cages don't let the bottles in or out easily; similar material issue.

So, I'm going to replace the cages, and find another under seat pack for tools and re-pack my tool kit. The fancy multi-tool I have is also pretty useless. Other than as weight. It has a chain tool, but I'm not sure it would fit the 10-Speed chain. I have a few speed links in the bag too I noticed, and only one tube. :huh
Probably need to really look that all over carefully before I venture out into the wilderness of New Port Beach and beyond.:rofl

Not sure my premium AutoClub Tow service would work with the push bike. :lol3


Over the long weekend I swapped out the flat down the middle tires for a set I'd put on in 2010 on the Pinarello. These are Armadillo'd wire bead Specialized. A bit heavy but I think I like them better on the rough stuff. They seem to feel more flexible though un-mounting and re-mounting them they were stiff. :huh
Plus they can run to 120 psi. Very nice rolling.
Need to clean up the whole bike and lube the chain for this next weekends riding.:clap

YakSpout 06-27-2012 10:23 AM

I run a pretty small under-seat bag. Rode to work today, so I cleaned out my seat bag and took a pic:

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Park tire irons, spare tube, 12g cart (last of the 12's I bought at a sporting good store since 16g are hard to find cheap), 16g cartridge, 16g filler, patches, chamois butt'r, multi tool

(The 12g carts will fit a 16g filler with the right size rock or even a tube stem nut dropped into the bottom of the filler.)

Askel 06-27-2012 01:56 PM

The Pugsley does not fly, it merely pushes the earth away from it briefly.


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HOT DAMN! 06-27-2012 02:08 PM

Thanks for the input fellas, I see a pretty common trend in what you all pack. :thumb

Off to spend some dough.


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