What's in our DIY Bike Repair Kit I Bikepacking & Touring I Every-Ride Tool Kit

What's in our DIY Bike Repair Kit I Bikepacking & Touring I Every-Ride Tool Kit

Hey all, we wanted to share some tips for building a lightweight bike repair kit for on-the-road fixes (or on-the-trail).

Even a small thing like a flat tyre or tilted seat post can majorly hinder a ride. With the right tools, it’s normally fixed in no time. These are the 9 bike repair essentials we think are wise to keep with you.

It’s exactly what we take on every ride, whether it’s off-road or on-road, bikepacking or bike touring, long-haul or day ride.

It all comes to about 600g and can fix pretty much anything you’re likely to encounter whilst out riding that you wouldn’t need a full-blown bike tool kit or workshop to fix. It’s also not too expensive either.

I’ve put product links below where possible. Some items are non-branded and just picked up from hardware stores/online.

– Mini adjustable wrench – unbranded
– Multi-attachment screwdriver – Stanley 4-in-1 Pocket Screwdriver
– Multi-tool – Leatherman Rebar
– Mini Chain link tool
– Chain wear tool – Fat Spanner Chain Wear Tool
– Allen Key Set – Decathlon Allen Key Tool
– Tyre lever and bike tyre repair kit from Decathlon
– Bike Multi-tool – Toppeak Mini 20 Pro
– Bike pump – Toppeak Tubro Morph G
– Bike lube – Finish Line Wet Lube & Decathlon regular lube

On top of this, we’ll normally take an inner tube, cable ties & duck tape. Our spares will depend on the type of trip.

Hope this can be helpful!

Happy rides,
Josh & Sarah

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  1. Josh & Sarah Ride on March 31, 2023 at 7:52 am

    First time doing bike resources and tips on the channel. If you find it helpful, let us know in the comments and we’ll start doing more of them. Happy rides all!

  2. Christian Killeen on March 31, 2023 at 7:55 am

    I really liked this video. Super quick and to the point. No wasted time and really informative. You clearly have a clearly thought out kit. Awesome. Thanks for the advice.

  3. Marc T on March 31, 2023 at 8:02 am

    Informative video with some good recommendations, but…
    The only traditional nut I have on my bike is for the fenders. And I have a special purpose open end wrench for that and weighs 20 grams. Almost all modern bikes would have no use of a Cresent (adjustable) wrench (yes, even racks). Unless, you can tell me where
    And how many allen keys do you need?
    A hack: If you have a Hollowtech bottom bracket, I put the disposable gloves in the hollow axle for quick retrieval and also keeps gunk out

  4. Sendito's Adventures on March 31, 2023 at 8:11 am

    Hi Josh pretty good kit this🙌 one thing that’s a must have are CABLE TIES, I bet you have some just forgot to mention;) …and maybe some gorilla tape too, I tend to wrap it around the pump.

  5. Grant Walker on March 31, 2023 at 8:19 am

    Hi I’m enjoying your content especially when you where in the Peaks as it’s just up the road from me, the hills got me at first as I moved here from Lincolnshire 😆one thing I do ref inner tubes is get as much air as possible out, roll up tightly then wrap in cling film to hold in place and prevent rubbing while in my bag also it stops everything smelling of rubber 😀 happy travels

  6. Weka on March 31, 2023 at 8:21 am

    That was super helpful thanks. I probably take half of that, but I don’t know what I’m doing and wouldn’t know how to use things like a chain breaking tool. Guess I had better learn since I get into some pretty remote spots on my own. Managed to loose a bolt on a panier once, so now I tighten those at the end of each day.

  7. Peter Harrington on March 31, 2023 at 8:22 am

    I feel like most people will be better off with a proper small spanner and a socket or two that might work with the multi tool? For me those adjustable ones are pretty unwieldy for small nuts and bolts. I’m also a fan of metal tyre levers as the plastic ones I’ve had have all become useless pretty quickly through getting bent. Some even snapped! Not really worried about cosmetic damage to my aluminum rims. Maybe there’s some chance of more serious damage using metal levers, but I’ve never had that.

  8. Mike Grenville on March 31, 2023 at 8:26 am

    don’t forget that glue (for patch repairs) evaporates over time even if not opened!