do i need more kit?

alci4

Well-Known Member
Location
birmingham
below is a pic of the kit i take in saddlebag

also take hand pump, hydration pack e.t.c but just for emergency kit this is what i take

anyone think there is owt else i should be taking to be on the safe side?

sure there will be somthing i could do with and better for you good folks to point it out now rather than me find out 30 miles from home ;)
 

ASC1951

Guru
Location
Yorkshire
I also take:-
- a chain tool and some spare links (so that I don't forget them if I am on the fixie)
- axle spanner, ditto
- a tyre boot
- good quality plastic tyre levers, instead of your metal ones.
 

MajorMantra

Well-Known Member
Location
Edinburgh
I'd get some different tyre levers - metal ones are a great way to scratch up your rims. I like these:

michelin-tire-levers.jpg



Is the spanner necessary? Depends on the bike, but many newer ones don't have anything that would be useful for.

Also, you could get a quick-link type thing to aid with chain repair.
 
I'd second the Chain tool, quick links and decent tyre levers. I use a Topeak multi tool that has the chaintool and tyre levers built in.
I never carry a spanner but my bikes don't need one. I did on an older bike and carried a multi tool with that built in too.

Edit: your multi tool already has a chain tool.
 

kewb

New Member
patches and spare tubes ?
shifting spanner and multi tool kit ?
your carrying too much imho

look over your bike at what hex keys it screws bolts it has and take enough to cover them
i can get away with 2 hex keys alloy tyre levers and and skabs chain tool if touring ive never
needed it its a halfords one
compact n light

never been a fan of multi tools simply more stuff on them than on my bike

hang on 3 tyre levers ?
 
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alci4

alci4

Well-Known Member
Location
birmingham
kewb said:
patches and spare tubes ?
i have had 2 puncures in one trip two bloody big thorns

prob a freakish streak of bad luck and may never happen again but better than carrying 2 tubes just on the safe side

MajorMantra said:
I'd get some different tyre levers - metal ones are a great way to scratch up your rims

Is the spanner necessary? Depends on the bike, but many newer ones don't have anything that would be useful for.
will take a look at the tyre levers cheers

spanner is still in there from my apollo that didnt have qr rear wheel (never thought that i may not need it cheers)

rh100 said:
disposable rubber gloves, saves getting covered in kak ;)
very good idea cheers found myself oiled up a few times now
 

Globalti

Legendary Member
Two inner tubes, suck the air out, roll and and bind them tight around with tape.

Two plastic tyre levers, taped with one of the tubes.

2 - 3 Allen keys to fit the bike, taped with the other tube.

Chain links if you want.

Telephone.

Sorted.
 

simon_adams_uk

Veteran
Location
SW London
Inner tube(s)
Non-metal tyre levers
Pump
Patches and glue
Allen keys
Chain tool
Spare chain links
Couple of zip ties
Pencil + paper
Disposable gloves
40p for phone box
 

Globalti

Legendary Member
Are there any working phone boxes left? Most of them around here have been vandalised and left to rot, I'm expecting BT to announce the end of the rural phone box soon.
 

phil_hg_uk

I am not a member, I am a free man !!!!!!
In my Topeak Aero Wedge Large saddle bag on my road bike I carry

2 x Inner Tubes (3 x inner tubes if it is a long ride)
Roll of PVC Tape
Small pair wire cutters
Puncture Repair Kit
Tie Wraps
Pair of Latex Gloves
Gear Cable
1 pair large Plastic tyre levers
Topeak Tool Kit (has everything else I need in it including chain tool and takes up almost no room at all) ->



and a Topeak Road Morph G Pump mounted on the frame

In my pocket

Keys
Wallet with money and debit card
Mobile Phone
 
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