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Old 05-13-2020, 05:34 PM
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just a comment, I NEVER put tubes in the seatbag after having one puncture just by bouncing around in it. Bonus, I get to use a really small bag (lezyne micro), 2 levers, 2 co2, 1 head, 1 multi tool and 1 stick on patch kit. Tube in box in pocket for me.
It’s a bit bulkier, but I’ve been using a tool roll with individual pockets. It eliminates rattle and should mitigate any tube wear.
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Old 05-14-2020, 06:37 AM
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I’ve been designing and sewing seat bags and tool rolls lately, and it’s got me thinking about the optimum load out for both day rides and bigger jaunts.

Day ride:
One tube
One lever
One Co2 and chuck
Small multi tool
Patch kit.
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Old 05-14-2020, 06:40 AM
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I have one, and have used the pliers part with great success.

Have you used it as a tire lever? I'd be worried about damaging the tire and/or rim using a metal lever.

Chris
Has not been a problem for me Chris, but i havent had to wrestle off any really tight tires either. most of my tires are loos enough to just slip a lever under the bead and run it around the rim.
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Old 05-14-2020, 10:43 AM
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Haven't tried yet, but I like the idea I read about saran wrapping a tube(s).. keeps it tight and small, and I guess depending on how many wraps, offers some protection.
To carry tubes I use a zip lock bag with baby powder in it. It protects the tube and the baby powder makes the process smoother.


I also carry a strip of duct tape wrapped around a CO2 cylinder. It's handy for booting a torn tire. Saved me more than once

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Old 05-14-2020, 01:15 PM
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FYI, the wolf tooth pliers are very good and do double duty as an excellent tire lever. very light too. (they have a built in valve core removal wrench too)
My finger is hovering over the buy button. Debating the splurge for nickel platting...


Does anyone have a recommendation for a compact chain tool? Tempted to try the KMC or similar.
https://www.kmcchain.com/en/product/...ini-chain-tool

This seems to have decent reviews outside of it being too big for most bars. (I would put it in a tool roll)
https://www.amazon.com/Granite-Stash..._d_product_top


On the helpful side, I bought this and really like it so far:
https://www.mineralbikes.com/shop/mini-bar-multi-tool
Unlike many tools, it doesn’t try and do too much or be too little. It’s competent and well packaged. I prefer it to fix it sticks or a folding tool by a mile. It doesn’t feel like a roadside compromise. It just feels like a wrench.

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Old 05-14-2020, 05:28 PM
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And I always take two levers...because two barely takes up more room in the pack than one, but when dealing with a stubborn tire the difference is more than 2x
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Old 05-22-2020, 11:04 PM
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FYI, the wolf tooth pliers are very good and do double duty as an excellent tire lever. very light too. (they have a built in valve core removal wrench too)
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It’s really good. I do carry a tire lever still though because I don’t like using a metal tire lever on my wheels
Just want to follow up on this since I ordered one after your recommendations.

Added it to my Blackburn Switch tool roll/pouch thing as shown below. The Dynaplug Racer along with a 8mm hex bit (compatible with the Blackburn handle) is also stashed inside. Spare tube, regular tire lever, and boot/patch kit lives in the saddle bag (one for each bike).



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Old 05-23-2020, 01:40 AM
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Anyone notice this on Wolf site?

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/...em-bar-kit-one

Never seen bar end storage before...
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Old 05-23-2020, 02:09 AM
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Optimal seat bag tool setup

Ok, that looks super tidy! Love it!


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Just want to follow up on this since I ordered one after your recommendations.

Added it to my Blackburn Switch tool roll/pouch thing as shown below. The Dynaplug Racer along with a 8mm hex bit (compatible with the Blackburn handle) is also stashed inside. Spare tube, regular tire lever, and boot/patch kit lives in the saddle bag (one for each bike).




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Old 05-23-2020, 10:11 AM
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I've added one of these tiny adjustable wrenches to my kit. On one bike the seat binder post has a nut on one side and all my bikes have fenders with nuts.

I also tend to over pack on any given bike ride and typically carry my rando bag even on 2 hour rides...
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:12 AM
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long and skinny

here's my DIY setup, which i keep in a jersey pocket. i suppose you could use a toe-strap for under seat carriage.









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Old 05-23-2020, 11:16 AM
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:23 AM
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I don’t like how bulky the patch kit is
In use those patch stickers. take up no space. Work great.

I use a lezene micro with a tube, small multi, a lever and patch stickers. Pump goes in my pocket, or more often lately I've got it attached to the bike. I gave up on co2 after a multi flat day forced me to call the sag wagon.
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