This is my complete Bicycle Touring Tool Kit and Spares list that I carry as I Bicycle Tour around the world. At the moment I am cycling from Alaska to Argentina with all this gear in my panniers. My Bicycle is a strong dedicated touring bicycle capable of carrying a very large load but unless I am crossing a remote desert my lightweight bicycle touring gear list is around 23kg.

The tools and spares I carry vary depending on what type of ride I am on. For example, if I leave my bicycle in a hostel and go for a day ride around town or in the mountains I do not carry every bit of gear in my kit. Just the basics. Likewise, if I am off on a week long ride and returning to my base I will take more gear but not everything. When cycling between Alaska and Argentina and visiting remote places I have a comprehensive set of tools and spares to fix most, but not all common problems.

Bicycle Touring Tool Kit and Spares

Bicycle Touring Tool Kit and Spares for a Day Ride


  • Tyre Patch repair kit which includes patches, sandpaper, glue(normally not needed as I use Slime inside my tyres to prevent flats)


Bicycle Touring Tools and Spares for a week

In addition to the tools listed above I add the following items:


  • Chain Lube
  • Cleaning Rag
  • 2 x Spare Tyre Tubes
  • Spare Schwalbe Marathon Mondial Folding Tyre
  • 6 x Spare Spokes
  • 2 x Spare Chain Powerlinks and a short section of chain
  • Various Spare Nuts and Bolts
  • Cable Ties
  • Hose Clamps
  • Tenacious tape, Cable Ties, Hose clamps



Bicycle Touring Tools and Spares for an Expedition

In addition to the items I take on day rides and week long rides I take the following items:


  • Rohloff spare sprocket 17T (not easy to find in remote areas)
  • Rohloff Cleaning Oil, Gear Change Oil
  • 2 x Rohloff oil change grub screw grommets
  • Rohloff inner gear cables
  • Spare Front and Back Brake inner wire cable plus crimp ends
  • 2 x Spare Brake pads
  • Patches and glue to repair Ortlieb panniers.
  • Ortlieb spares, straps, anchor hooks, nuts / bolts, mount brackets
  • Small amount of grease


  • Syringe to Rohloff Oil Changes
  • Cable Cutting Tool
  • Chainring removal tool
  • T20 Torx Wrench
  • T25 Torx Wrench

Bicycle Touring ToolkitHow to Store a Bicycle Touring Tool Kit

My tyre repair gear and my multitool is kept handy, either in my handlebar bag or easily accessible in my framebag. As I am riding along I don’t want to be searching deep inside my panniers for gear if I get a flat tyre or need to make a small adjustment my brakes.

The rest of the tools are located in the bottom of my panniers in a small padded bag. Most of these tools are only needed for more serious repairs and can be accessed while at a campsite or in a hotel room.

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