Cycling equipment storage on a bike

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by froome, 25 Jan 2018.

  1. Alan O

    Alan O Über Member

    Location:
    Liverpool
    Spare tube, repair kit, tyre levers, small adjustable wrench, dumbbell spanner, couple of allen keys, chain tool, pump (frame pump or mini).

    Unfortunately, the only time I've had a breakdown recently was a broken rear mech hanger and a mangled chain and there wasn't much I could do about that. Fortunately I was only about five miles from home and walked back (coasting on the downhills). Had I been further away I'd probably have tried to fix up a single-speed arrangement.

    How often do I ride? I average about once a week, purely for pleasure - commuting is out, as I work at home.
     
  2. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    I agree - it's not something I'd have paid for, but as it was included I've put the number in my phone just in case.
    On most of my rides I'm either near enough a station to get a train to within a mile of home if I have a catastrophic failure, or can call and ask Mrs ND if she fancies a drive...:laugh:
     
  3. Alan O

    Alan O Über Member

    Location:
    Liverpool
    The only time I really would have appreciated a rescue was when I had a rear axle fail. I was on Purbeck where there are no trains (but at least I was near the Sandbanks ferry), and I ended up having to walk 10 miles home.

    But there have been countless times when I've been saved by having the basic tool set with me.
     
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    froome

    froome New Member

    How often does everyone have to use repairing tools on their bikes?
     
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    froome

    froome New Member

    Just out on the road as the roads can be quite rough on bikes
     
  6. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    The rule is: if you've got it with you, you probably won't need it but if you've left it at home you probably will...:rolleyes:
     
  7. Alan O

    Alan O Über Member

    Location:
    Liverpool
    Very rarely for me, but I think that's common with the kind of people who go out properly prepared - because we're also the kind of people who regularly check our bikes and keep them in good condition with everything adjusted properly so they're less likely to break down.
     
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    froome

    froome New Member

  9. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    done and just for the record I have spent over £200 on my lighting rig but it will fit on any of my bikes (oh and that doesn't include the £50 extra I spent on the spare battery pack for the fronts)
     
  10. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

  11. ADarkDraconis

    ADarkDraconis Cardinal Member

    Location:
    Ohio, USA
    Wish there was an option for multuple choices to be picked. I use my lights every time as I ride at night, the bottleholder most times, and the stand every day as that's how it stands up in the shed. The question about price is a bit silly though as I can't see spending as much on a bottle cage as on a light.
     
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  12. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    I must admit to being curious as to the reasons for the questionaire
     
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