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  • Hob Nob
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    Gear cable? Spare brake pads?

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    rolled up £20 for emergency beers stop

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    random broken post office red elastic band.
    penguin wrapper

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    oh, and power links for your dumb mates who never carry any- 8speed/9speed whatever

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    mech hanger. gerber multi tool

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    All the above plus Cleat bolts , chain ring tool .

    pk13
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    Multi tool leather man.
    Sun cream (it’s gone past its use by date) small tube.
    And patches lots of them.

    cyclistm
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    I seem to have lost my little bag of tools out on the trail, I think I’ve remembered most of the bits I had in there:-

    Zip ties
    20p for the hollowtech 2 pre load.
    Toothpaste tube to act as a tyre boot
    Co2 + inflator
    Tubes
    Multi tool
    Powerlinks.

    Is there anything I’m missing?

    Thanks

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    Power Links – Never bother as you need a chain splitter anyway
    20p for HTII – not needed with Sram Cranks

    After that
    Pump with CO2 if I remember to put the CO2 in.
    Multi Tool with Chain Splitter
    Zip Ties
    Tubes

    I also put in spare pads but never bother with gear cables.
    I only take the leatherman if the missus doesn’t as you need the pliers for the her Shimano brakes (why……)

    samjgeorge86
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    Pump, Tubes, Levers, Multi-tool with chain tool, Powerlink, Pads.

    That is it for me. Zip ties seem like a good idea though…

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    Brake pads, I need them for riding buddies as often as I need them for myself.
    Multi tool with chain splitter, power link(s)
    Tubeless worm kit with some fat worms
    tubes and a decent sized pump
    Random sweets of indeterminate age

    raisinhat
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    Multitool
    Chain splitter
    Spare hanger, brake pads, and gear cable
    Zip ties
    Small roll of tape
    Chain lube
    Quick links
    Tube
    Pump
    Tyre levers
    Patch kit + tyre boot

    There hasn’t been a ride in a long time that I’ve not managed to fix exactly what’s gone wrong, though I think carrying everything around is insurance enough to make sure things don’t go wrong 🙂

    hypnotoad
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    Tyre patch kit
    house key
    tissue

    for shorter journeys

    probably a multitool and innertube for longer journeys, along with zip ties and some latex gloves

    spooky_b329
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    Whats a chain ring tool? The thing that holds the nuts on the back of the chain ring? You also mentioned cleat bolts…am I right in thinking the granny ring bolts will fit a cleat?

    mikewsmith – why not carry Powerlinks? They are the tiniest item in my tool kit. Why try and bodge a chain back together when you could carry a permanent fix?

    I carry a hypercracker lock ring remover (although with swoopy modern frames its not always the easiest to use) but seeing as no one else will have a chance of removing a chain thats deep behind a cassette I keep it just in case. It presumably fits centrelock discs too.

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    mikewsmith – why not carry Powerlinks? They are the tiniest item in my tool kit. Why try and bodge a chain back together when you could carry a permanent fix?

    Because a well fixed chain is a permanent fix, powerlinks are tiny and prone to getting lost in bags in my experience, having never really struggled with chain tools It take only slightly more effort to fix it without a powerlink.

    matther01
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    Deet – for f’kin horseflies…little b’stards!!

    FunkyDunc
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    Tube, pump, 2 tyre levers that’s the max I ever carry.

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    .am I right in thinking the granny ring bolts will fit a cleat?

    No, not even close.

    Clear bolts are M5, chainring bolts are M8.

    I carry a hypercracker lock ring remover (although with swoopy modern frames its not always the easiest to use) but seeing as no one else will have a chance of removing a chain thats deep behind a cassette I keep it just in case. It presumably fits centrelock discs too.

    Why?!

    gren
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    Multi-tool
    Chean breaker
    Power links
    Tyre levers
    Tube & patches
    Pump
    Zip ties
    Grease
    Mech hanger

    ..and the all important ’emergency’ twenty

    goldenwonder
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    Multi tool with chain tool
    tyre levers
    duct tape
    pump
    shock pump
    pliers
    26 & 29″ tubes
    mech hanger
    gear cable
    insulation tape
    cable ties
    9&10sp powerlinks.

    chvck
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    Multi-tool (ratchet rocket – covers most bases)
    Tube
    Pump
    Spoke key
    Power links

    I also usually throw my wallet and phone in too

    IanW
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    5mm hex key(all fasters have been changed to this size)
    Mini pump
    Glue less patches.
    Half a tyre lever
    Tenner
    Pay as you go phone.

    All fits it a sunglasses pouch.

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    Half a tyre lever

    😯

    IanW
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    What’s the point in the little hooky bit?

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    Multi tool
    Zip Ties
    Power Links
    Toothpaste Tube (Tyre boot)
    Chain Tool
    Lube
    26 & 29 tube
    First aid kit
    Whistle
    Single tear from a dying unicorn
    Patches
    Emergency blanket
    Pump (With duct tape rapped around)
    £10
    Break pads

    dragon
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    Why cables and brake pads? Better to get the bike sorted before you go. These aren’t items likely to just ‘fail’.

    Multi tool
    Chain splitter
    2 tubes
    Tyre levers
    Pump and / or CO2
    Patches

    If it was a big ride or conditions required it, then I’ll add more specific items, but no point carrying stuff you don’t need.

    Fast and light should be the overriding driver.

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    Folding saw for dealing with low branches and fallen trees.

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    2x tubes
    Lever
    Multitool with chain splitter
    Patches and glue
    Powerlink
    Zipties
    Tyre boot
    Latex gloves
    £20 note

    All in seat pack. Pump under bottle cage. Not far off emergency reading glasses.

    marky29er
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    Always carried zip ties but have never needed them, might take them out.
    What are they used for on the trail? I cannot think of a use at the moment.

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    Topeak hexus
    2 proper tyre levers
    chainlink
    Almost worn out brake pads (because they’re easier to fit trailside than new ones
    Couple of cable ties
    A couple of bolts (seriously, you wouldn’t believe how useful this is)
    Toothpaste tube tyre boot
    Mechhanger. Though obviously, a mechhanger for a bike I no longer own, not the bike I’m actually riding.

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    Cut-down bent spoke to hold chain together while you re-join it. Also works as emergency brake pad retention pin.

    More recently: baby wipes, spare nappy & baby grow. 😯

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    topeak multi tool
    patches
    innertube
    tyre levers
    zipties
    pump and co2 inflator
    torque wrench(small with swappable heads – free with my canyon)
    velcro straps
    latex gloves
    spare batteries for rear light

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    12-gauge auto-loader
    45 long slide, with laser sighting
    Phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range
    Uzi nine millimeter

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    Roll of gorilla tape
    Park PCS-10
    Record No4
    Stanley DN/8/5
    100,000 zip ties.

    goldenwonder
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    Only a No4 nedrapier? Hardly worth bothering with…

    Multitool
    Co2
    Tube(s)
    Links
    Pads
    Chainring bolts (I seem to eat these, anyone else?)
    Patches + pump if going out for more than a few hours, not used a tube in years but it could avert disaster.

    Mech hanger and gear cable on the odd occasion I use a bike with gears.

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    IanW – Member
    What’s the point in the little hooky bit?

    That hooks onto a spoke so you can lever out a bit of tyre and then have hands free to work on the next bit of tyre.

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    goldenwonder, I’m not one of those riders who takes loads of tools out “just in case” I guess it might struggle with some jobs, but I find it that the no. 4 does most jobs quite nicely, FOR ME.

    mrblobby
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    Definitely mech hanger. Even went through a period of having a spare rear mech in the pack when I seemed to be smashing them at an alarming rate.

    Don’t really get to do big all-dayers much anymore so usually ditch the pack and just have a multi-tool, co2, and chain links in the back pocket.

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