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Essential tools you should carry on your bicycle

Essential tools you should carry on your bicycle

We all have a cyclist friend who when he goes to make a mountain route carries such a huge backpack that it seems that they go on a week travel. Others, instead they never carry more than a simple bag to save the mobile phone. It is not easy to choose the tools and accessories to throw in the backpack when you pass by bicycle, since the number of incidents that can be presented is varied. So, is it better to go to face any adversity that happens to us in the middle of the field or better relax in the impossibility of dealing with everything? In this article I will talk about all these indispensable tools and accessories for any bicycle output, either by road or mountain. The goal is to be self -sufficient to avoid being thrown out of the mountain or at the expense of the charity of a cyclist that can give us a hand.

Multi -tool with trchacadenas

Multi -tool for bicycles The multi -tool for the cyclist is like the multipurpose razor for the mountaineer. It is a practically mandatory accessory with which to solve the milder mechanical incidents but not less common. Who has not loosen a screw of change or has a boot cove? There are many types of tool. In the case of the bicycle, it is recommended that you have a screwdriver, different sizes of Allen -type keys and Torch type, and also a trchacadenas. If you do not carry Tronchadenas, we must take it apart, since the breakage of the chain is one of the most frequent breakdowns. [IRP Posts = "1104" Name = "The five most frequent incidents when you leave mountain bike"]

Removable covers

Removable covers If we had to change camera for a puncture, we need removable to remove the roof. They are usually sold in 3 packs, but if you are a bit, they are carrying 2 is enough. One tip: it is preferable to use the removable ones just to remove the cover. To re -assemble it, I recommend doing it by hand, since most cameras pinches - which can produce future punctures - are produced by mounting the covers with the removable ones. They exist in the market cheap demontable, but they are not practical. They are usually made of poor quality and end up bending or breaking to the minimum occasion.

Quick link

Quick link One of the most common breakdowns, especially in mountain cycling, is the breakage of the chain to take it poorly lubricated, for strength in the pedaling while it is changing marching or for a blow with thicket stones and other elements. The best option to solve this breakdown is to use the Tronchacadenas, take out the sparkling link and put the quick link. With a trchacadenas and a quick link we will have this breakdown in a couple of minutes. Now, it is advisable to learn to use it. It is not that it is complicated, but it is always better to practice a day at home with an old chain, without hurry, without cold, without rain or mud. We will learn better and so we will prevent our first time from being hell. Keep in mind that, as each pinonera corresponds to a different chain, there are no universal rapid links. We must carry the one that corresponds to our chain. So, before buying a fast link, make sure it is compatible with the chain that carries your bicycle.

Change patilla

Patillas of change The pin is the piece that serves as an anchor between the painting and the change. But apart, it also has the mission of protecting the change and the painting in case of a blow or mishap, so that it is the pin that suffers the tension. If one of these elements has to break, to be this and thus minimize the damage. In case of leaving the pin in an exit and not having a replacement, all you can do is disassemble the change, shorten the chain and go to Single Speed Even home. Until recently, each bicycle model had a different duckling. But recently SRAM has launched a universal change patilla for its mountain groups: the SRAM UNIVERSAL DERAILLEUR HANGER.

Air pump or CO2 cartridges

air pump Another of the most common breakdowns - and authentic nightmare when it happens to you in several exits - is to prick a wheel. Hence, it is totally essential llvaruna swollen bomb. They can currently be found in the market very small and very comfortable bombs to carry in the jersey, inside a tool drum or attach to the water drum support. As an alternative to the air pump are the CO2 cartridges. They are ideal for races in which you do not have time to lose, since with them you will inflate the wheel in 4 or 5 seconds. You have to take into account for what type of wheels you want to use them, since there are several types of bottle: 12, 16, 20 and 25 grams. Depending on the type of cartridge you buy each use can come out between € 1 and € 6.

Cameras, patches and wicks

puncture repair kit It is always advisable to carry a spare chamber, even when we ride tires TUBELESS. In addition to the discomfort of clicking on the middle of a route, there is always the risk of the cover of the cover and the tubeless liquid is not able to close the hole. [IRP Posts = "3432" Name = "The advantages of wearing tubess wheels in Mountain Bike"] It is also advisable TUBELESS. Can you imagine the cover, you put the camera and puncture again? Well, it is more frequent than you think. [IRP Posts = "3458" Name = "Road Tubess Wheels: Everything you need to know"] Do not forget to complete the puncture repair kit with a game of wicks. These serve to seal the holes or rajas that occur on the deck and that the tubeless liquid cannot cover. There are brands like Samurai that sell some horsdle fists that have incorporated wicks.


Plastic flanges A lifeguard that does not weigh, does not occupy and can make you an apaño in the most strange breakwater situations that could occur is to wear a few flanges. For example, in my case, they saved me in a race. Boa's closure from the shoe was hooked with a branch and flew. What he did was use a couple of flanges as an impromptu cords. A good place to save them can be in the bag of tools or in the handlebar of the MTB bicycle; The fists are removed and introduced into the handlebar. So you will never remember them until you need them.

A rag

rag Yes, as it sounds. Although it seems strange to you, it never hurts to wear an old rag to clean. Or do you want to finish the day with your hands full of fat for having fixed the chain in the middle of the route? In addition, it is very practical when wrapping all the tools inside the bag or accessory we use to carry them on the bicycle. In this way we prevent them from hitting each other making noise.

Where do we keep all this?

[Video width = "480" height = "270" mp4 = "https://tuvalum.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/com "Loop =" True "Autoplay =" True "][/video] There are many options to save all our tools, but probably the two most used are:
  • Tool holder: They are very comfortable cartridge -shaped drums that can be placed in the second bicycle carrier.
  • Tool holder: They are zipper cases that are placed under the armchair. Based on the model, the rails of the armchair and the roles will be anchored.
Although many elements seem, if you manage well, they do not occupy so much and do not represent madness. The most important thing, without a doubt, is to be self -sufficient in case of incidence to continue the march and avoid being lying in the middle of the mountain or half of a road route.
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