What's in your tool kit?

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  1. Kevlarr

    Kevlarr New Member

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    Been thinking about this and I've never seen a thread about the lowly tool bag.
    I have:
    Pliers
    Phillips and flat blade screwdriver (thought about combining them into a 6 way screwdriver but there are some things you just need a long flat blade for)
    Small crescent wrench.
    10mm combination wrench (nice not having to hunt one down to do a pre-ride torque check)
    A couple of master and half links
    Assorted zip ties
    Gallon size Ziploc bag (gloves and towels are in this and it's a nice thing to put a greasy chain in if you ever have to remove it to pedal home)
    About 5 sheets of paper towel rolled up
    Latex gloves (nothing's worse then greasy hands after putting a chain back on)
    Extra bungee cords
    Patch kit
    LED tail light (my tail light quits before the headlight does so it's a little insurance in case of a low battery)

    I plan on adding a small bottle of 2 cycle oil, just enough for a fill up of my 32oz. reserve tank


    :edit: I may just toss my GPS in there too. Today was overcast and I got a little lost taking an unfamiliar road. Ended up turning into a dirt road with all sorts of twists and turns and I ended up turning the wrong way and heading north when I thought I was going south. By the time I figured out my mistake I was a LONG ways away from where I thought I was. Damn glad I have that extra gas onboard now. laff
     
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  2. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    i carry:
    smokes.
    lighter.
    cash.
     
  3. Kevlarr

    Kevlarr New Member

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    Well who doesn't! rotfl
     
  4. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    poor people who don't smoke.
     
  5. stv1jzgte

    stv1jzgte New Member

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    Nothing...
     
  6. city of angels

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    allen wrenches
    combination screwdriver
    10 mm socket and socket wrench
    10 mm wrench
    13 and 14 mm wrenches
    pliers
    electrical tape
    wheel tensioner (spare
    good idea about the extra oil and ziplock bag
     
  7. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    Toolbag = man purse...

    As such it's a bottomless pit and I'm skeered to look o_O

    Suffice to say just about everything I used to build the bike is in there somewhere :D Though I will say I don't bother with patch kits, bound to fail when you need them most I just carry a spare tube or two and a pump to go with 'em.
     
  8. bandito

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    So far I carry a foldable multitool like leatherman, hex multitool with a phillips and flat blade screw driver on it, 17/15/14/13/12/10mm wrenches. I thought about carrying a patch kit that I have but then theres the problem of air. Ive spent enough money for now but the day may come and Ill get 1 of those co2 air inflators. I dont know why but my brake shoes move on my v brakes every so often and if I dont keep an eye on them they will rub the tire and I tighten those suckers too. Murphy I guess.
     
  9. EnFlaMEd

    EnFlaMEd New Member

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    Smokes hahah
    An assortment of open and ring spanners
    Metric and imperial allen keys
    Spark plug, intake, head, exhaust and jug gasket
    Inch pound torque wrench
    Complete set of crescent screwdrivers ( I am a comms tech and this is my spare set )
    Puncture repair kit
    Spare tube
    Fold out kingchrome knife with razor and serated blades
    Cable ties
    Rain coat
    Spare batteries for my twin P7 SSC lights and a dual charger

    I think thats about it. This all fits in the front pocket of my back pack bar the rain coat and doesn't really weigh that much. If I have just replaced or upgraded a component I will usually carry the replaced item for a few trips just in case. I really should carry a rag or work gloves as I have been caught out before and ruined a perfectly good pair of fox gloves refitting a chain.
     
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  10. deacon

    deacon minor bike philosopher

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    I have two bags one for each battery pack box. Mine are ebikes but mostly it's the same thing.
    Small wrenches
    long ones I have cut in half half one half in each bag
    screwdriver tool....
    black tape
    box of fuses
    I carry a knife in my pocket always just to cut wires you understand.

    What I should carry....
    Cell phone


    No farther than I go I can push it home so the cell would really be a waste of space.

    Oh yeah I carry my ID and living will just in case lol
     
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  11. Sydneysider

    Sydneysider New Member

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    10mm wrench
    14mm wrench
    small adjustable wrench
    medium screw driver with 8 different head attachments

    oh and I forgot to include a small bottle of Wild Turkey bourbon in case of an emergency.
     
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  12. bandito

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    That wild turkey might come in handy if you run out of gas!
     
  13. Sydneysider

    Sydneysider New Member

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    yea Bandito, I sure learnt my lesson the first time when I had to push my bike for 2 and 1/2 hours on an extremely hot day.. now Ive made my bike so reliable it just doesnt break down anymore! But I still somehow find the need to carry it around he he
     
  14. Krealitygroup

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    Bumping this

    Bicycle Multitool
    Flat head, Phillips screwdriver
    Ratchet set
    Full bottle 2 cycle oil
    Electric tape
    Bungees
    Para cord
    Spare fuel line with filter
    Fuel line clamps
    Spare 415 chain with master link
    Chain tensioner
    Zip ties,
    Bailing wire
    Flashlight

    Personal protection device.

    Stuff to add
    Thorn resistant tubes
    Bottle of everclear
     
  15. xseler

    xseler Well-Known Member

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    I hadn't thought to put 'personal protection devices' in my bag of tricks......I really should because this motor is a bona fide babe magnet!!

    Felix the Cat
     
  16. Krealitygroup

    Krealitygroup New Member

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    I think we have a different definition for personal protection. I'm more on the lines of FOID items
    drn2
     

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