During the Lemming Trail Race yesterday I came across a young lad (no not like that' I was riding FFS) he appeared to have some mechanical issues and it turns out his cable had slipped through as he changed gear due to a loose bolt. All he was carrying was a puncture repair kit, when I asked him if he had far to go he said "Eastbourne'. We were only about 60 miles away :-).
Anyway to the point, he had no tools and I thought I was well tooled up but found myself lacking pliers or more specifically one of those 4th hand type tools that pull cable through. Made me realise that my ride would have been over or very tough just due to the lack of toolage if that had been me so I am going to purchase one of those tools. Any better than the other?