Minimum viable tool kit

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Minimum viable tool kit

I've been pondering the amount of tools / kit I carry around in the seven 'just in case' as the bag weighs over 7 kg.

Car does not have a spare wheel.
 

I wondered what tools / spares you would carry if you had a 2kg weight limit and it needed to fit in a zip up shoe bag.

My thoughts...

screwdriver & bit set incl allen key bits

adjustable spanner

pliers/cutters

Plastic snap blade knife

tyre strings

12v pump / light unit

fuses, wire, tape, crimp connectors

Bike inner cable / clamp (accelerator cable repair)

Clutch cable

phone charge cable

 

I know the simplest answer is an AA card (which I have anyway) but I'd like to 'self help' simple repairs on the go if I can.

 

Any thoughts / additions? Perhaps you've had a roadside breakdown to deal with and a particular item was useful??

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Ian

 

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I thought about an exhaust bobbin but that can be improvised with one of the radiator mounts.

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I have most of that, but also a spare FIA key, a clutch of cable ties, exhaust bobbin, hi-vis, disposable gloves.
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a meter 

hacksaw blade

bit of sandpaper 

a length of wire long enough to feed the fuel pump from the battery

is a brake light switch still relevant ?

Fan belt (alty belt pre located in the engine especially if an Apollo is in use) 

speedo and clutch cables and tools to fit - big spanners are a nuisance here 

gaffer tape

zip/cable ties - long ones

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I foresee a delightfully divergent thread: a minimalist tendency for a credit card or recovery card and a 'phone charging cable, and another approaching the full touring kit plus the hindsight of individual misadventures.

It would be helpful to include the assumptions around multitools: with a few exceptions mine is with me anyway and covers a fair number of Ian's proposals.

Jump leads.

NB A jack and handle can be fitted in front of the heater and cables can be strapped to chassis tubes. And a tool tube can be used instead of that shoe bag and can be located elsewhere than the boot... 

Jonathan

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PS: I've just realised that I usually carry more tools and spares on the human powered vehicle than I do in the Seven!

: - )

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There's lots of old threads on this, a lot depends on rescue availability and journey time; for example an hour or two versus days or even weeks.

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I've linked above to some of the many threads on touring kit.

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Is there a velocipede equivalent of the AA? :-)

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I also don't have a spare wheel.

AirMan ResQ Emergency Tyre Repair Kit, with easy valve through punture repair tyre selant, Air Compressor.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00BP5E7KI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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me too and the only "flat" I have had so far (in 20 years) involved both rear wheels delaminated simultaneously. The fix was wife with two spare wheels in her tintop's boot. I have noticed that reduced tread depth significantly increases the risk of a puncture.