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    Tool Time for Bikepacking

    So, I know we see all the time threads about gear in general, but I haven't really seen a dedicated thread about tools / bike parts.

    So what do you guys bring on your multi-day adventures?

    Personally, I have:

    - Park Multi-tool
    - ToPeak Gear Box
    - Tire patch kit
    - 2 spare tubes
    - zip ties
    - a couple spare web straps
    - spare derailuer

    My to get list include:

    - Chain maintenance stuff (cleaner, lube)
    - Chain links
    - Replacement chain
    - Duct tape
    - a container for screws / bolts
    - a rag
    - brake line

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    Tools
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    - tire levers x 3
    - multi-tool with chain tool
    - wrench for IGH axle bolts
    - mini-leather man
    - Topeak mini-morph

    Supplies
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    - spare tube
    - small roll of duct tape
    - patch kit [glue x 2]
    - fiber fix spokes x 2
    - spare chain quick link
    - a few zipties
    Safe riding,

    Vik
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    The above items plus:

    - curved sewing needle
    - dental floss
    - rubber cement
    - super glue
    - tire boots
    - extra Stan's
    - at least 2 cleat bolts
    - extra valve stem
    - scabs (tube patches)
    - small roll of gorilla tape

    I mostly ride on rugged trails in AZ so tire repair is of the utmost importance!!
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    I've got so much repair stuff I don't even remember what's all in there. Multi-tools, little leatherman w/ needle nose pliers, patch kit, spare tube, tire irons, mtn morph pump, quick link, chain tool, zip ties, some duct tape, some string, cleat bolts, spare derailleur hanger, 1 set spare brake pads.... probably half a dozen more things but that's a good chunk of the pile.

    Then there's all the survival gear.....

    Wish I had a buck for every time one of those uber-light-travelin' guys had to dig into my stash, lol.
    "...Some local fiend had built it with his own three hands..."

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    Not in picture is 1-2 spare tubes depending on length and type of trail. A small hand pump. I have also added a spare shifter cable uncut so it could work for either shifter.

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    Here's a link to check mine out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by verslowrdr View Post
    Wish I had a buck for every time one of those uber-light-travelin' guys had to dig into my stash, lol.
    I actually have decided not to ride with a particular individual since he travels so light and is always looking to other people for help when his bike needs fixed.
    Your limits are both physical and mental. Suffering will help you find and overcome both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raybum View Post
    I actually have decided not to ride with a particular individual since he travels so light and is always looking to other people for help when his bike needs fixed.
    I went the opposite way and stopped riding with a guy that carried so much gear he couldn't maintain a useful pace.
    Safe riding,

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    Yeah, there are definitely extremes on both sides. The guys I usually ride with know how to fix their bikes and keep them maintained. The guy I was referring to above (who carries no real tools) studies the planned route ahead of time to find the strava segments, then goes like hell to try and KOM them... then slices the sh*t out of his tires, asks for help, and then *****es about the trail.
    Needless to say, I'm not inviting him anymore!
    Anyway, back to the original intent of the thread, here's a few specifics of the items mentioned above that I like...
    Leatherman Squirt P4: has pliers, small scissors, knife, etc...really nice small tool
    CRank Bros multi tool 17: has the usual stuff including torx (for BB7 inboard pad adj) and spoke wrenches
    Spare tube with stans injected inside
    Park Boots and other booting material (2 liter plastic pieces)
    Comb (to remove cholla balls)
    stans Valve stem remover (I've had valve stems leak due to a little stans booger forming around the stem seal...removal is the only way to fix
    Car tire patches (the monkey wrench brand)...love these things. I've glued them down on the outside of a tire then stitched it down with dental floss...bomber.

    I carry super glue and rubber cement, but I'm still looking for that perfect adhesive that is both flexible and and sticks to rubber REALLY well. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them!
    Your limits are both physical and mental. Suffering will help you find and overcome both.
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    strava and bikepacking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim208 View Post
    strava and bikepacking?
    Probably a separate topic. One I'm sure will garner many replies..

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    I carry one of these: NBT2 lockring remover when I am on multi day rides. Spare spokes are hidden away inside my seatpost.

    I tend to ride in areas with lots of sticks that are hungry for spokes.

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