When you take your bicycle for a ride, you should be prepared to repair some bicycle parts in case of an emergency, especially when there are no bike mechanics around. A collection of handy bike tools will be of help to you. The tools you will need depend on the bike parts or route you are in, how close you are to the path of civilization and your mechanical capabilities.
If you have a flat tire while you are traveling, you will need a way to inflate the tire after repairing or replacing your tire. Always carry a small hand pump that fits your bicycle frame.
Patch kit and an Emergency Tube
A common problem faced by bicycle riders is a flat tire. Always carry a patch kit and spare tube with you. If you happen to encounter a puncture, you can probably use a patch to repair it. For large burst and perforations, a tube replacement is the best choice.
The multi-tool can handle a surprising variety of repairs that helps in repairing some damaged bike parts, and its versatility makes it of good value. Its small size makes it suitable for the backpack or backpack. A good multi-tool has the following:
A tire lever is very important when you can’t find a bike mechanic; it helps you remove the tire from the back of the wheel when you are repairing a tire.
Bicycle repair tools for longer rides
On a long day’s trip, especially in areas where there are no bike mechanic chops and other facilities, it is advisable to carry a greater quantity of bicycle tools. Fortunately, most modern bicycles are designed so that you can use a relatively small number of simple tools to perform common repairs and adjustments.
On a long ride that include many tracks or dirt roads, it is advisable to clean and lubricate some bike parts from time to time to maintain good performance. Carry a small chain lubricant container and some clean clothes to make the bike run smoothly.
Some Bike Parts to consider for Long Distance Rides
Once you have decided on which tools to carry, you will need a way to carry them. Options include:
For shorter leisure trips, a small pack is enough to fit in a spare tube, a patch set, and multiple instruments. On longer trips: