A whats in your traveling tool box thread?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by fugit, May 2, 2012.

  1. fugit

    fugit New Member

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    Ok im still kinda new so hope no one did this thread topic already and hope there is an interest :) Kinda cool helps newbies stimulates the ol noggin too :)

    Mine is a work in progrees but:

    01.) Coleman mini multi tool with light.
    02.) Assorted Metric Wrenches
    03.) Master Links/Half Links
    04.) 4 inches of chain
    05.) spark plug
    06.) Misc Allen wrenches
    07.) several misc small screw drivers
    08.) Small socket set
    09.) small amsoil bottle
    10.) A few rags
    11.) Little screw top glass bottles of grease and anti sieze.
    12.) Travekling first aid kit
    13.) Spare washers, bolts, nuts, and carb idle screw.
    14.) Spare Batteries
    15.) Spoke wrench
    16.) Clutch/Throttle cable (wire only)
    17.) Black RV sealant (small tube)
    18.) Carb O-ring
    19.) Duct Tape
    20.) Gorilla Super Glue
    21.) Nail Hardener
    22.) Small cable stop brass thing for clutch wire
    23.) Fuel Line, Fuel Filter
    24.) Zip Ties
    25.) Misc small clamps
    26.) Bailing wire
    27.) Pocket Knife
    28.) Patch kit
    29.) rubber strips cut from innertube

    All this goes into my dedicated handle bar bag. Solvents are kept in double ziplocked bags as are some of the misc parts and I used a nylon drill bit bag to wrap up tools. It may be an overkill but thats how I am :) Im trying to decide what to put in there for tire flats in addition to patch kit. And I need to find a mini pump or something.
     
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I used to carry all kinds of crap, but never used any of it. On a long ride I will carry a pair of lock pliers, a 10mm wrench and a tire patch kit. (tire pump is always clipped on the frame.

    That goes for the no-motorized rides as well. (except the 10mm wrench)
     
  3. superharry

    superharry New Member

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    I've flatted out on several rides. I don't go anywhere now, without a bottle of SLIME. That stuff is the shiz nizzle!!!(and a pump)
     
  4. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    Most of the time, nothing other'n a thermos o'cawfee... but if I'm on a wanderabout distance run I'll bring a spare tube, mini pump & an adjustable wrench...

    ...and more cawfee ofc ;)
     
  5. Dave31

    Dave31 Moderator
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    I've stopped carrying tools with me a long time ago. About all I will carry is a spare tube, pump and enough tools to make small simple repairs if need be on long rides.
     
  6. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman New Member

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    My cell phone....
     
  7. fugit

    fugit New Member

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    haha Al.Fisherman... but I live in the boon docks I get a 3x3 mile area with service, spotty on the edges of that and done outside of that. If I go down I am on my own.

    Plus I remember being in the middle of no where Wyoming in a 79 toyota cilica when the car bogged down and died. I looked under the hood and my distributer cap was broken. Just one piece remained about a third of it. I walked back and got the 4 pieces on the highway, duct taped it together and got to the next town.

    Duct tape never leave home with out it :) Thank you Macgyver !
     
  8. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman New Member

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    Great thinking......
    Back in 1970. I had a 68 Barracuda, and toasted a wheel bearing...On a Sunday no less (all auto parts closed back then). The inner bearing was wielded to the axle, had tools, and took a chisel and hammer, and after my hand was totally swollen I chipped it away, took a file and cleaned the axle. Across the highway, some guy had a junker Chrysler in his yard, and I bought the wheel bearing from him, installed it and what seemed forever working on it, drove off. No cell phones back then. Lasted till I got rid of the car. Let me tell you, it wasn't any easy job.
     
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  9. thegnu

    thegnu New Member

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    small metric an standard alen key set, lockin pliers ,wirecutters/strippers, electrical tape, the four most comon wrenches that fit my bike, a clutch saver, couple screwdrivers an 1 small prybar/ hammer, fuses ,tire patch kit,small tire pump, small bottle of 2 smoke oil an couple masterlinks, sparkplug an wrench,an old rag an my handcuffs.
    its never given me a problem yet , now watch it will crap out on the next ride !
    Gary
     
  10. Len455

    Len455 New Member

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    Patch kit, small pump, tire lever, presta valve adapter, allen set, 3 wrenchs, master link and a small multi tool.
     
  11. Texhun

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    Wrenches for the chain tensioner, random metric wrenches, allen wrenches, rags, screwdrivers and last but not least bungee cords.
     
  12. beach cruiser

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    Swiss tool army knife, mini crescent wrench & a cell phone & munchies.brnot
     
  13. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    I don't pack near as much as in that first post. But I guess I don't pack light either. I've got in my trunk:
    tire pump
    tire gauge
    patch kit
    tire levers
    Multi-tool (spoke wrenches, box wrenches, allen wrenches, etc.)
    flat head screwdriver
    phillips head screwdriver
    pliers
    adjustable wrench
    spark plug socket
    spare plug
    set of test leads with alligator clips
    miniature battery/continuity tester
    spare light bulbs
    spare batteries
    spare red clip-on emergency flasher
    flashlight
    zip ties
    decent cable bike lock
    I know there's more in there, but I'm having trouble recalling off the top of my head. Most of this stuff I've needed and even used at one time or another. And yes, there's still room left over in the trunk to carry other things home that I pick up along the way. It's a handy trunk.
     

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