For the person that mentioned Keep on Kovers. Every few rides, I shoot my Speedplay cleats with an aerosol dry lube. Other than that, they receive no additional maintenance unless I've walked through mud. I just broke 5400 miles on a single set of cleats, and moved them to a new pair of shoes. With the Keep on Kovers, I'll see some more mileage out of them. The new Z3 covers are slimmer, and the tabs that hold onto the cleat are stronger than the old version. Definitely worth it.
Picked up a Speedsleev when I saw the link in this thread. I use it for my battery primarily, but it can also be used for strapping your emergency kit around a frame tube if you're wearing a skinsuit (though I'd imagine where you strap it on your frame may negate the use of a skinsuit if you're not careful). Also a great thread with tons of good discussions. I found the best way to make a slicker roadside emergency kit was to reduce what I carry. And be ok with calling my SO or a cab if I get stranded somewhere without a part.
In my kit:
Lezyne Hand pump (Medium size)
Lezyne Pen Gauge (I got the medium size pump so it fits inside...they don't fit inside a small one)
*skipped the C02 chuck and cartridge when I got the pen gauge. Sure it's not as fast...but if I got a flat, I'm not breaking any PR's...)
Rolled up tube with an 100mm valve (60mm with 40mm extender)
Fix It Sticks (these things are overpriced for what they are...but they're easier to breakdown and stow than a Park MT-1 which has sharp corners and is honestly an odd fit.
Two GI tire levers (23g over the 40g of my Pedros. Not nearly as robust, but smaller and lighter)
A customized kit made up of a very portable tube of rubber cement, a few patches, and sandpaper
A folded up piece of tyvek in case I need to boot my tire to limp home.
This all goes in a Scicon Elan 210 case. I use the velcro straps to wrap around my frame pump so it's one complete unit. I've considered sewing an elastic strap to the front of the case, and cutting the velcro off because velcro + jersey = bad. Spare tube, emergency supplies, case and pump come in around 350g. I could probably bring that down to about 250g by customizing my case, getting a lightweight emergency tube, getting a smaller hand pump and ditching the pen gauge, and just using stick n seal patches instead of vulcanizing rubber patches, but this kit will keep me on the road. I won't have to turn around and head home early because I don't have proper inflation, or the peel n stick patch stranded me (I've had pinch flats on the seam of a tube...peel and sticks did nothing to hold air, the patch eventually crept over the seam until it started leaking less than a mile from the first flat).Specialized has some pretty cool "hidden within your bike" tools called SWAT
. Things like a combo topcap and chain tool
is where I would imagine you'd save the most weight when it comes to an emergency kit. Similar to how Vanilla stores their di2 battery into the ISP of their frames
If you could run a narrow frame pump and or co2 cartridges down the steertube of your fork, I could see that being a great place that offers survivability on the road without sacrificing the sleekness of your bike. Or storing your multitool inside the cutout of your bottom bracket. You ultimately attribute that to the weight of your bike...but most people just look at bike weight as "when I pick it up" and don't consider the other parts you take with you on every ride like your emergency kit, your shoes, or your helmet. I guess that's another discussion for a different thread.