My new Genesis flyer road bike SS had a puncture on the way to work this week. I always carry a sapre tube however I could not remove the rear wheel nuts even though I had remembered to pack a 8 inch adjustable spanner. The sapnner was cheap and the nuts very tight!
A work collegue took pity on me and picked me up...later on I secured a 15mm ring spanner and was able to remove the nuts however I could not remove the chain because the chain would not slip off the cogs. There was not enough movement in the wheel position to let me do this. I ended up taking the chain off (luckily there was a quick link fitted).
Do i fit QR skewers to the rear (and front) wheels?
Or do I buy a quality 15mmm ring spanner and have to carry it around with me?
Do I fit puncture resistant tyre (to avoid faff with the chain if I get a rear puncture)?
What do other single speeders do with horizintal drop out chain tensioning arrangements do?