Kit you carry on a ride

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Slowbike
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Kit you carry on a ride

Postby Slowbike » Sun Mar 03, 2013 22:31 pm

I know - old subject - been done to death.... But just for those who aren't sure....

Normal puncture kit and a multi tool, glove and 2 cable ties. Didn't need the puncture kit today, but used the tool and cable ties - yup a shock to me too!
Out riding some trails with friends and the Wife picked up a stick in the chain and it ripped the rear deralliuer off ... Miles from home walking would've been a long option so had to fix the bike - out with the multi tool and glove - broke the chain, de threaded from the broken kit and took a good lump out - removed the gear cable from the deralliuer and cable tied the cable to the frame, put the chain back on and way we went - 10 minute fix.
Only bits I'd do differently next time
1) remove the broken bit of the hanger - the qr couldn't hold it properly and on one occasion the wheel came out
2) get the chain tighter on the cogs - it was a bit slack and kept changing down or coming off!

Anyway - so glad I had the chain tool on the multi tool - I'd've been stuffed without it. Wife continued to ride a further 8 miles with the broken bike - and we didn't take the direct route back!

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Re: Kit you carry on a ride

Postby diy » Mon Mar 04, 2013 07:59 am

Road:
- tube
- puncture kit
- multi tool (with chain breaker)
- money

Off-road (<5 hours)
as above
- cable ties, super glue (its good thread lock)
- first aid kit (inc foil blanket, paracetamol and ibuprofin)
- spare links
- snack

>5 hours
- extra tube
- spare bolts, pads
- chain lube
- spare gloves, glasses and more food, energy gels

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Re: Kit you carry on a ride

Postby dhobiwallah » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:07 pm

diy wrote:super glue (its good thread lock)


I'll bet it is - how easy is it to undo again?

If you feel you need thread lock - why not take thread lock? It's about the same size :?:

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Re: Kit you carry on a ride

Postby deadhead1971 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:16 pm

I now carry a very compact space blanket, after this recent little epic:
http://www.scarletfire.co.uk/2013/02/su ... f-an-epic/
Won't need it in summer obviously!
If you're going out in the cold, it could be a lifesaver. And only cost a few quid.
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diy
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Re: Kit you carry on a ride

Postby diy » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:28 pm

dhobiwallah wrote:
diy wrote:super glue (its good thread lock)


I'll bet it is - how easy is it to undo again?

If you feel you need thread lock - why not take thread lock? It's about the same size :?:


I should have said thread repair.

Its more for when something has stripped its thread, and you need the bolt to stay in until you can replace it. It crystallises and can comes out fairly easy, but it will hold a bolt in place until you can do a thread repair or replacement.

deadhead1971 wrote:I now carry a very compact space blanket, after this recent little epic:
http://www.scarletfire.co.uk/2013/02/su ... f-an-epic/
Won't need it in summer obviously!
If you're going out in the cold, it could be a lifesaver. And only cost a few quid.


On big Enduros when you are riding hard all day I find you cool down very quickly at the end and I have used my space blanket a few times. You spend 12-14 hours generating heat, then suddenly stop and you cool mega quickly. You can start shivering uncontrollably in the time it takes to boil a kettle. Handy for events.

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Re: Kit you carry on a ride

Postby philbar72 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:54 pm

spare brake blocks, 2 innertubes, 3 mini tyre levers, puncture repair kit, couple of chain quick links, multi tool, 2 mini sachets of grease, couple of spare bolts. 2 mini cable ties. 2 vinitryle gloves.

all go in the suitcase at the back of the bike!

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Re: Kit you carry on a ride

Postby zx6man » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:57 pm

Road:
- tube
- puncture kit
- multi tool (with chain breaker)
- money
- cable lock
- chain link
- vinitryle gloves

In a topeak saddlebag & tribag on toptube

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Re: Kit you carry on a ride

Postby thegreatdivide » Mon Mar 04, 2013 13:02 pm

1 x C02 and head
1 x inner tube
A few self adhesive tube patches
Club ID
BC Membership card
Credit card
£5 note
Rubber gloves
Framed photo of Sean Kelly
Wheel truing stand
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Re: Kit you carry on a ride

Postby Slowbike » Mon Mar 04, 2013 13:36 pm

thegreatdivide wrote:Framed photo of Sean Kelly

How is that going to help .... ? Surely you need a framed photo of some totty and dangle it in front like a donkey/carrot scenario ... that may help you go a bit faster ;)

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Re: Kit you carry on a ride

Postby dawebbo » Mon Mar 04, 2013 13:48 pm

Thermos, sandwiches, corn plasters, telephone money, dandruff brush, animal footprint chart and... one triple thick condom. You never know.

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Re: Kit you carry on a ride

Postby CStar » Mon Mar 04, 2013 13:59 pm

Bowie knife, snare, box of 2l Water bottles, sleeping bag and 4 man tent :wink:
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Winter: Emmelle 1980's Reynolds Steel retro
Summer: Specialized Secteur Elite w. upgrades.
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Re: Kit you carry on a ride

Postby dodgy » Mon Mar 04, 2013 14:07 pm

philbar72 wrote:spare brake blocks


Really? Mine tend to last at least 10,000 miles or so, my tyres last 2000 miles but I don't carry spare tyres either!

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Re: Kit you carry on a ride

Postby Slowbike » Mon Mar 04, 2013 14:53 pm

I'm wondering if I should pack a spare hanger - that seems to be the second most regular failure next to punctures ...

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Re: Kit you carry on a ride

Postby seanorawe » Mon Mar 04, 2013 15:10 pm

Why do some people bring a spare tube as well as a puncture kit? Is it in case you puncture your spare? Otherwise I just use the spare and fix the old tube when I get home

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Re: Kit you carry on a ride

Postby elbowloh » Mon Mar 04, 2013 15:46 pm

dawebbo wrote:Thermos, sandwiches, corn plasters, telephone money, dandruff brush, animal footprint chart and... one triple thick condom. You never know.

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Re: Kit you carry on a ride

Postby goonz » Mon Mar 04, 2013 15:52 pm

Some money, flapjacks, couple gels, pump, spare tube, windvest
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Re: Kit you carry on a ride

Postby Slowbike » Mon Mar 04, 2013 16:32 pm

seanorawe wrote:Why do some people bring a spare tube as well as a puncture kit? Is it in case you puncture your spare? Otherwise I just use the spare and fix the old tube when I get home

Spare tube & some self adhesive patches - the patches don't always work and/or you may get more than one puncture ... As the patches weigh practically nothing they just sit in the wedge at the bottom and will only get used should I have 2 punctures ...

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Re: Kit you carry on a ride

Postby philwint » Mon Mar 04, 2013 16:38 pm

Slowbike wrote:
seanorawe wrote:Why do some people bring a spare tube as well as a puncture kit? Is it in case you puncture your spare? Otherwise I just use the spare and fix the old tube when I get home

Spare tube & some self adhesive patches - the patches don't always work and/or you may get more than one puncture ... As the patches weigh practically nothing they just sit in the wedge at the bottom and will only get used should I have 2 punctures ...


Pretty much that.

When I puncture I stick the spare tube in, then fix the puncture in the old one and pop it back in the bag. My reasoning is that the glue will be properly set by the time I get my second (god forbid) puncture - i think you have to leave them about 15 mins?.

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Re: Kit you carry on a ride

Postby Brian B » Mon Mar 04, 2013 16:59 pm

On long runs in the middle of nowhere

2 tubes
pre glued patches
tyre patch - used it before and it comes in handy
tyre levers
multi tool
mini pump
money plus credit card
mobile phone

[and sometimes a rain jacket - scrub that most of the tine a rain jacket
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Re: Kit you carry on a ride

Postby diy » Tue Mar 05, 2013 08:11 am

I normally always try to find the hole, so I can check there is nothing stuck in the tyre. If you can find the hole you might as well patch it. If I can't I go with the spare. Every once in a while you pinch the tube when refitting, so its good to have both options.

Having switched to folding tyres I tend to find I no longer need levers, though its still no where as easy to fix a puncture as it is on the mtb.


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