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3:26 AM
Found a photo of my touring toolkit from Alice trip last year. Pedal is because I removed it to fit bike in box, not because I carry a spare. Mirror ditto. But chain joining links, two puncture kits, 15mm spanner cut down, 10mm spanner, spare QRs because I've seen too many bend or break, and also in case I have to put my bike into a shop (remove pitlocks, insert normal QRS... or shop will ring and complain). Pitlock is likewise removed only for packing bike.
Also, proper allen keys because assembling a bike with a multitool sucks.
 
Nio spare tubes? No pump? No chain tool? Spare spokes? spoke key?
wait - jetblack are the spare tubes ?
 
nah, putting tubes in with greasy tools and chain lube is asking for trouble. Chainbreak is in photo. Spoke key not necessary with 406 wheels, in my experience.
By the time you've broken spokes you've normally also destroyed the rim or hub. I rode about 10,000km with a broken spoke in my front wheel once because I couldn't be bothered fixing it. Eventually another one broke so I respoked the wheel. Hub dyno, disk brakes, 406 wheel with 36 spokes... not easy to damage it
L shaped tool for the bloody Rohloff weird bolts that I can't find non-star replacements for (they're an M4x8mm countersink head cap screw or something similar)
 
3:50 AM
I see it now - is that a crank puller above the chain tool?
whats the black plastick thing between the QRs, the hex drivers, and teh half-a-15mm spanner ?
I think this should be a thing
a community wiki - what's your EDC on the bike ?
 
4:09 AM
@PeteH take my said with a grain of humour! This is pretty obvious that all the mentioned things are just another incarnation of populism. Yet this is interesting how Tokyo cities fight for citizens - they make new and new liberal populistic laws to attract more taxpayers. So far my city has population density of 14679 people per square km which means the city government is doing their job in attracting, I am only wondering where do they all live here...
 
4:49 AM
@Criggie spare brake pads. I figured one set for two bikes and only about 1000km of riding would be ok
 
but no tubes? I found punctures were the single most common ride-stopper.
 
5:05 AM
I wonder if anyone's tried a bike on those military airless tyres that were super "next thing" a decade ago.
 
 
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7:14 AM
An everyday carry wiki would be interesting
(to me at least)
mine's gilet, hat, mini pump, tube, multitool and maybe leatherman, sticky patches, master link, presta/shrader converter, levers, flapjack or ricecake, phone, money
can get out of most jams with that
oh, and if it's been a long week, I might throw in some zinc oxide tape
 
@alex Whats that for ?
 
sore spots on feet or hands
a hang over from when I climbed a lot
with some zinc tape and super glue, I'm a one man first aid kit
:)
 
heh okay
 
I rarely use it
but it's good to have
 
Some of those things are used rarely but they're the only tool for the job.
OK - its a bit fiddly but I think thats a great idea
get a photo of it all laid out by your bike and I'll do the question in a couple days.
 
7:21 AM
deal
I like to see what other people carry, make sure I've not looked over anything obvious
oh, zip ties
and brake pads for my mountain bike
(since I lost the rear ones at 4000m the other week)
god, there's a lot of stuff you can cary if you feel like it
 

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