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apart from tubes what do i need to carry with me on rides?

clunkychunkyclunkychunky Posts: 178
edited February 2011 in Road beginners
just wondering what tools etc i should carry on rides apart from innertubes.

i always have a multitool and innertube, but have noticed that a couple of people who were on the club run on sunday have a massive wad of tools in their pockets/saddle bags.

are there any nice compact pocket tool sets you can buy? is there any point? i mean will a multitool be ok?

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  • tofu21tofu21 Posts: 359
    On the Mountain bike I always carry:
    Big Multi-tool, chain splitter, Allen keys, etc...
    Mini pliers (new addition)
    Tyre leavers
    spare tube
    Emergency whistle
    Tin foil blanket
    cable ties
    tube patches
    toothpaste tube
    Rear Mech hanger
    quick links
    Money
    Mobile phone
    about 1000 calories of gels
    Pump (dual shock and tyre)
    CO2 inflator with a couple canisters.

    If I am out on a bit of an exposed ride I'll throw in a waterproof, another tube and more gels.

    I should take with me but don't
    Emergency contact details
    Gaffer tape
    First aid kit
  • robz400robz400 Posts: 160
    Unless your carrying pre pumped inner tubes I'd go with a pump as well!! :lol:

    I take a tube, multitool, co2 thing and a tyre lever. Also have my iphone for music and emergency.
  • danowatdanowat Posts: 2,877
    tofu21 wrote:
    On the Mountain bike I always carry:
    Big Multi-tool, chain splitter, Allen keys, etc...
    Mini pliers (new addition)
    Tyre leavers
    spare tube
    Emergency whistle
    Tin foil blanket
    cable ties
    tube patches
    toothpaste tube
    Rear Mech hanger
    quick links
    Money
    Mobile phone
    about 1000 calories of gels
    Pump (dual shock and tyre)
    CO2 inflator with a couple canisters.

    If I am out on a bit of an exposed ride I'll throw in a waterproof, another tube and more gels.

    I should take with me but don't
    Emergency contact details
    Gaffer tape
    First aid kit

    Feckin 'ell :shock:
  • I also carry some spare AAA batteries for the lights at this time of year.
  • tofu21 wrote:
    On the Mountain bike I always carry:
    Big Multi-tool, chain splitter, Allen keys, etc...
    Mini pliers (new addition)
    Tyre leavers
    spare tube
    Emergency whistle
    Tin foil blanket
    cable ties
    tube patches
    toothpaste tube
    Rear Mech hanger
    quick links
    Money
    Mobile phone
    about 1000 calories of gels
    Pump (dual shock and tyre)
    CO2 inflator with a couple canisters.

    If I am out on a bit of an exposed ride I'll throw in a waterproof, another tube and more gels.

    I should take with me but don't
    Emergency contact details
    Gaffer tape
    First aid kit


    :o
    how big is your saddle bag?!!!
  • tofu21 wrote:
    On the Mountain bike I always carry:
    Big Multi-tool, chain splitter, Allen keys, etc...
    Mini pliers (new addition)
    Tyre leavers
    spare tube
    Emergency whistle
    Tin foil blanket
    cable ties
    tube patches
    toothpaste tube
    Rear Mech hanger
    quick links
    Money
    Mobile phone
    about 1000 calories of gels
    Pump (dual shock and tyre)
    CO2 inflator with a couple canisters.

    If I am out on a bit of an exposed ride I'll throw in a waterproof, another tube and more gels.

    I should take with me but don't
    Emergency contact details
    Gaffer tape
    First aid kit

    :shock: The question was what do you take in your saddle bag not back pack!

    For me, a couple of tyre levers, tube, 2 co2 canisters, tiny patch kit and a small multi tool. £10 note, debit card and phone in my jersey pockets as well as a couple of bananas and some flapjack.
  • CiBCiB Posts: 6,098
    Phone, cash, puncture o/fit, pump, drink. If longer - 40+ miles, a bit of food, maybe an extra drinks bottle.

    I used to carry tools & stuff, but I've never had a bike break on me. Not saying it won't, but the phone fixes most unexpected eventualities.
  • rogerthecatrogerthecat Posts: 669
    edited February 2011
    Saddle Bag.

    1 x spare inner tube:
    1 repair kit , patches, glue, ect.
    2 tyre levers.
    quick link.
    chain link removal tool.
    4 x hex keys to fit bike.
    phone.
    10 pound note.

    In Jersey back pockets:

    1 x spare inner tube.
    Form of ID.
    House key.
    Gel s/ kendal mint cake / Torq bars / food (depends on length of ride).
    Cape if looks like getting wet.
    Coffee shop covers for my cleats.

    On Frame

    2 x Btl of fluid, always 2 I like the extra weight when training, :wink:
    1 x Pump
  • sfichelesfichele Posts: 605
    never leave home without haribos

    oh, and perhaps
    tyre levers
    pump
    spare tube
    repair patch+glue
    mobile phone+money
  • rakerake Posts: 3,204
    foot spa.
  • shm_ukshm_uk Posts: 683
    Ball of string.
    Rubber Mallet.
    Elephant gun.
    Magnifying glass.
    Wolf.
    Yo-yo.
    Batman costume.
    Guiness Book of Records 1992.
    Sheeps clothing (for the wolf).
    Boomerang.
    Card trick.
  • danowatdanowat Posts: 2,877
    shm_uk wrote:
    Ball of string.
    Rubber Mallet.
    Elephant gun.
    Magnifying glass.
    Wolf.
    Yo-yo.
    Batman costume.
    Guiness Book of Records 1992.
    Sheeps clothing (for the wolf).
    Boomerang.
    Card trick.

    Hahaha, funniest thing I've heard all day :lol:
  • shm_uk wrote:
    Ball of string.
    Rubber Mallet.
    Elephant gun.
    Magnifying glass.
    Wolf.
    Yo-yo.
    Batman costume.
    Guiness Book of Records 1992.
    Sheeps clothing (for the wolf).
    Boomerang.
    Card trick.

    sheep clothing?...dangerous if youre in wales! :lol:
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 65,445 Lives Here
    tube, pump, cash, phone, multitool if I want to fiddle with equipment.

    Anything else is uncessary.
  • springtide9springtide9 Posts: 1,731
    I think it depends on how remote you plan to ride. If you ride with others and ride remote... split the kit up between yourselves.

    It's all about risk management ;)
    Simon
  • shm_uk wrote:
    Ball of string.
    Rubber Mallet.
    Elephant gun.
    Magnifying glass.
    Wolf.
    Yo-yo.
    Batman costume.
    Guiness Book of Records 1992.
    Sheeps clothing (for the wolf).
    Boomerang.
    Card trick.
    :D
    "That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to clown college! " - Homer
  • chain link removal tool.

    always the forgotten bit (missing link) I have vivid memories of a guy with two tubes and a puncture kit Halfords would have been proud of but he could go nowhere without the means to drop a link out of his chain...

    I also have a pump which has a gas cylinder and manual option - seen so many punctures 'fixed' only to reoccur just down the road (we have all done it) when gas is gone its gone

    I also canibalise an old tyre for a bit of pare side wall as a get you home patch - weighs nowt, and can be a godsend
  • NavrigNavrig Posts: 1,352
    You all forgot the telescopic workstand.
  • deswellerdesweller Posts: 5,175
    Navrig wrote:
    You all forgot the telescopic workstand.

    What about the oxy acetylene kit, brazing rods and spare tubeset?

    I am seriously thinking of reworking my wheelstand into something I can mount on the rack :oops:. Complete with spare spoke repository, collapsible dishing tool and tensionmeter.
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  • rakerake Posts: 3,204
    dont forget the bb facing tool, otherwise your newly brazed bottom bracket might not be square.
  • tofu21 wrote:
    On the Mountain bike I always carry:
    Big Multi-tool, chain splitter, Allen keys, etc...
    Mini pliers (new addition)
    Tyre leavers
    spare tube
    Emergency whistle
    Tin foil blanket
    cable ties
    tube patches
    toothpaste tube
    Rear Mech hanger
    quick links
    Money
    Mobile phone
    about 1000 calories of gels
    Pump (dual shock and tyre)
    CO2 inflator with a couple canisters.

    If I am out on a bit of an exposed ride I'll throw in a waterproof, another tube and more gels.

    I should take with me but don't
    Emergency contact details
    Gaffer tape
    First aid kit

    Do you have your own team car?! :shock:
  • deswellerdesweller Posts: 5,175
    BenBlyth wrote:
    tofu21 wrote:
    On the Mountain bike I always carry:
    Big Multi-tool, chain splitter, Allen keys, etc...
    Mini pliers (new addition)
    Tyre leavers
    spare tube
    Emergency whistle
    Tin foil blanket
    cable ties
    tube patches
    toothpaste tube
    Rear Mech hanger
    quick links
    Money
    Mobile phone
    about 1000 calories of gels
    Pump (dual shock and tyre)
    CO2 inflator with a couple canisters.

    If I am out on a bit of an exposed ride I'll throw in a waterproof, another tube and more gels.

    I should take with me but don't
    Emergency contact details
    Gaffer tape
    First aid kit

    Do you have your own team car?! :shock:

    Well duh. If he had his own team car that's where all his kit would be!
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    On Strava.{/url}
  • DesWeller wrote:
    Well duh. If he had his own team car that's where all his kit would be!

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/joke

    :wink:
  • dg74dg74 Posts: 656
    shm_uk wrote:
    Ball of string.
    Rubber Mallet.
    Elephant gun.
    Magnifying glass.
    Wolf.
    Yo-yo.
    Batman costume.
    Guiness Book of Records 1992.
    Sheeps clothing (for the wolf).
    Boomerang.
    Card trick.

    Tea all over keyboard
  • deswellerdesweller Posts: 5,175
    BenBlyth wrote:
    DesWeller wrote:
    Well duh. If he had his own team car that's where all his kit would be!

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/joke

    :wink:

    So was mine. Never mind.
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    On Strava.{/url}
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