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 Argentinawith 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 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)
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
How 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.
What do you carry in your toolkit? Anything different? Let me know in the comments section below.