I ride my bicycle to work and for many of my errands year round and as such the potential for a mechanical is always in the back of my mind. Fortunately a few simple tools are all that are necessary for most repairs. The other key repair element not pictured is a telephone – because 9 out of 10 times you can just call a friend to come pick you up!
- adjustable wrench
- tire levers
- tube patch kit
What items are you carrying that differ from mine? The gear pictured above differs when I’m on a trail ride, a road ride, or an overnight tour and lighter options of much this kit exist. I find a balance of weight, functionality, cost, and other factors come into play.