kitlists and multitools
yo, i need to get a new multitool for some longish rides coming up as i’ve lost the one i used to use. what do you folk recommend?
and that got me thinking, what do you take in your daypacks when you head for the hills? interested to get some suggestions that i might not consider. post your kitlists, and pics here!Posted 9 years agogoldenwonderMember
Crank Borthers multitoolPosted 9 years ago
tubes (at east 3!)
spare layer of clothes
1st aid kit
spare gear cables
Think that’s about it, but quite likely a few extra bits as well
Crank Bros 19 tool multitool
first aid kit (made up by me for typical mtb injuries rather than the usual piddly plasters)
spare mech hanger
anchovies (the tyre repair kind), emrgency adhesive tyre boots x3, superglue, 60ml bottle of wheel milk
folded up £5
2 GO bars
If its a day ride, there’ll be extra grub, a bivvy bag and an extra top. Maybe a bit of armour too, depending on the lairiness of the terrain.Posted 9 years agoIanMunroMember
Some coinsPosted 9 years ago
Blue scrumpled paper tissue
An australian stamp on a bit of an evelope – used.
Last months payslip
shower proof jacket
Posties elastic band – Result!
About a dozen smooth needle files.
15mm cone spanner
puncture repair kit
half a multi tool
I’m pretty sure my kitlist is a little OTT, but here goes:
In my Camelbak Mule
First Aid Kit
Survival Kit (sometimes)
Topeak Alien Multitool
Leatherman style tool
Spare brake pads
Spare Mech Hanger
Park Tools Patches
Soma Tyre Levers
Co2 Inflator + 2 refils
Anti-Bacterial hand wash
Canon PowerShot G10 + SLR Gorillapod
A couple of gels, chocolate bars, maybe some sarnies.
I rarely take all of this kit, as it’s hard to get into the mule! I have to take a lot of it though, cos the friends I cycle with take **** all!!
I keep my money & phone on me.
I think I remembered everything… Hold on, Sunglasses!Posted 9 years ago
Milkie, the reason that your mates bring **** all is probably because they know you bail them out.
Bring only the kit you need. A proper walk off the hill while the rest of you finish the ride might make them get their shit together.
I’m all for lending pumps, inner tubes and what not once in a while, but not all the time thats just taking advantage of your good nature.Posted 9 years agoshortcutSubscriber
I have a:
Spesh Multi tool
Panaracer tubeless repair kit (this really works on the trail)
3 CO2 Canisters and an adapter
Spare pads for both X2’s and M4’s
Mech Hanger Turner & SC Superlight
Odd bolts, washers, etc.
SRAM chain links 9 speed
Toothpaste tube (as a tyre boot)
Olympus Mew camera (shock and water proof)
Waterproof if bad weather is possible
Food, couple of energy bars, mars bar, mixed nuts and raisens
Hip flask (with some single malt whisky)
Sometimes a first aid kit
Often arm warmers
and yes – it does weigh a lot but I am seldom caught out and have only had to walk out of a ride once in 15 years.Posted 9 years agosinglespeeddanMember
Park allen key setPosted 9 years ago
some cereal bars
some spare links for the chain on my bike
small spanner for adjusting chain tensioners
waterproof depending on weather.
arm warmers and windproof gilet if i’m not wearing it/them
car keys attached to the little hook.
1 toe clip strap for some unfathomable reason
and up until recently my ssuk race number.
once did a ride without checking the main compartment of my bag but wondered why it was heavy. Discovered the cable lock at the end of the ride. Doh
things i usually forget
chain tool/or spare links.snotragSubscriber
My pack for a ‘big ride day’ usually goes something like this –
One spare valve inner (tubeless)
Valve core tool
3x Tyre levers
Length off Gaffa
Handul of zipties
Allen keys/multitool (with chaintool)
Spare inner cable
Spare hanger (Depends on the bike)
Small wipes (KFC)
Bit of string
Couple of M4, M5 bolts.
Spare set of cleats
Sounds a lot. But its not really, everyhting bar the pumps fits into an old goggle bag. Rest of pack is made up of food/water/clothing that obviously is dependent on weather and length of ride.
Amazing how many people are not carrying a spare inner cable – they weigh next to jack all…
Oh, and as above, I have been known to take a very small stove and mugh with me on occasions. And keep it secret, until that moment when your huddling behind a wall while someone fixes a flat in the freezing cold in the arse end of nowwhere. always goes down well –
“Hang on, what the hell have you got there Snotrag”
” This? Oh, im just mashing up, its a bit chilly “
” **** ”Posted 9 years ago
3 powerlinks and 2 chain links ( tandem remeber)
m5 nut and blot
m6 nut and bolt
puncture repair outfit
2 cable ties
Water and food
spare jumper if its cold
All on the bike tho – nowt on my backPosted 9 years ago
Jeezo some folk carry a load of stuff.
Multiday rides I add a mech hanger, a couple of spokes,spare pawls ( hope hub)SinglespeedpunkMember
Topeak Pocketrocket pump
Tip-Top Patch Kit
Big zipties x3
Chainring bolts x2
Chainring bolt tool
Leatherman Super Tool (to be changed for mini one)
Strip of fabric plasters
2x Antiseptic wipes
Needles + floss
Water sterilizing tabs
2x Rehydration salts
Safety pins x4
Vitamin N (Ibuprofen)
That all fits in 2 little Alpkit ditty bags and in a large Topeak seat pack with room for some £££ and food bars.
For longer trips* I add:
4x Spokes and nipples
Brake pads (disc / canti)
Brake inner wire
Syringes + selection of hypodermic needls (#2 and #4 IIRC)
Normally carried in Carousel Design Works frame bag along with Montane jacket and trousers, Buff, Merino beanie, glove liners, arm and leg warmers and AA’s for the GPS / Lights.
* ie India!Posted 9 years agostumpy01Member
Wallet, phone, keys (usually extracted from pockets)
Above are always in my bag
then depending on the ride
shock pump (you never know :wink:)Posted 9 years ago
perhaps some gels
Finish Line lube in outer pocket
Camera (normally forget and use phone)pauleMember
Think I’m somewhat under kitted!
Tend to carry:
2 x tubesPosted 9 years ago
Repair kit and/or leeches
Allen Key set
Bit of gaffer tape and a couple of zip ties
Few spare chain links
Spare Jacket if the weather looks rough
Spare gloves and top if it looks really rough/cold
Flask of coffee if it looks really rough/cold
2 x Tubes
Bit of old tyre wall type stuff
Pump (not mini)
Spare Glasses and Contacts
Some cable ties
Balaclave thing (if cold/wet is on the cards)
Leg Warmers (if cold/wet is on the cards)
Sleeves for Convert Jacket (if cold/wet is on the cards)
Tissues (for emergency field dumps)
Energy bars (x2) + the odd Gel
Banana (some times same one for weeks, Nasty)
Small Swiss Army Knive
Repair Kit and 3 Levers
Spare Break pads
Spare Gear Cable Inner
Length of Duck Tape
Half a Magic link, some sapre links 9 and 8 spd
Stash of loose change
Wallet with compac mirror (for re installing contct lenses)
Spare tee shirt
Lots of Water
reflective Arm and leg bands (some times)
Used to have small needkle nose pliers and a small adjustable spanner but never used them!
Thast seems like loads!Posted 9 years ago
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