Where do you carry your tools on the bike?

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PeytonM
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by PeytonM

1x tube, 1x co2, 1x lever.
Well used quick link for chain (well used so tool less) and a valve extender for if I need to borrow a second tube off a buddy as I ride deep wheels.

Small saddle bag in summer(2x water bottles), small tool bottle in winter (1x bottle).

Never tools in pockets, only food, phone and key.

MagicShite
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by MagicShite

1x Tube, 1x Co2, 1x Pair of Lever, 1x Brake pads block (that plastic thing that prevents u from accidentally mis-pressing the brake lever without rotor in place.)

I have a small convertible pump at my right back pocket, it doubles as a regular pump or the head can be removed as a CO2 canister tool.

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MagicShite
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by MagicShite

1x Tube, 1x Co2, 1x Pair of Lever, 1x Brake pads block (that plastic thing that prevents u from accidentally mis-pressing the brake lever without rotor in place.)

I have a small convertible pump at my right back pocket, it doubles as a regular pump or the head can be removed as a CO2 canister tool.

Kingstonian
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by Kingstonian

The smallest Castelli saddle bag works the best for me.

johanalexander
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by johanalexander

Rapha essentials case. I packed it once, and thankfully never had to re-open it yet. I always put it in my middle back pocket. I have a topeak multitool, spare tube, a couple of thin plastic schwalbe tire levers and some cash. I have a lezyne mini drive aswell in the same rear pocket.
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Cosmo
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by Cosmo

Tubeless user who hates traditional seatbags is beyond happy with the SpeedSleev OTF bag. Sits flat tightly under the saddle and you don't notice it. Mine holds:
-16g CO2 with head
-2.5, 4, 5, T25 keys (rear DT thru axle has hanlde for a 6mm)
-Dynaplug Micro kit
-"cafe stop" cable lock

Has an piece of old tire glued on to prevent wear from the seatpost. A solid option for people who don't like bags but also don't want to put tools in pockets.
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Enveboy
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by Enveboy

I have a small wallet/bag thing that holds a tube, Fumpapump,1 x lever, multi tool, quick patches and chain link.
Sits in the middle pocket of my jersey/ jacket.
I have tucked a compact tube under my saddle, the SWAT rear light holds it in place. Great for longer solo rides.

Mocs123
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by Mocs123

I have an Arundel Pico on my Wilier and I really like it. It has a clean sleek look and is built to last. I carry a tube (Specalized Turbo), CO2 Cartridge with head, small multitool, a couple of tire levers.
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wltz
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by wltz

Rapha Phone Wallet in my middle back pocket. The 60ml bottle is sealant.
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dmp
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by dmp

In a pocket, like others have mentioned. I've pared down to the minimum, plus a pocket minipump. The 3 allen wrenches fit everything on my bike that I usually need except the brake shoes (need a T25 for those, which I should add). The case is made by Green Guru from recycled inner tubes, measures about 15x8cm, and weighs 33g. The whole thing weighs 237g, and the CO2 cannister is clearly the heaviest component of the kit.
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wooger
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by wooger

I use the the Arundel dual saddlebag - ultra high quality, waterproof, ultra compact and straps only to the saddle rails. It's just large enought to squeeze in 2 tubes, levers, tool, inflater with 2 CO2 canisters & a patch kit. I forget it's there tbh, have one for each bike so I never need to transfer stuff and enjoy using the extra space in my jersey for food.
https://www.arundelbike.com/product/dual/

They have even smaller ones too, which I might consider if road tubeless ever convinces.

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Cannoli
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by Cannoli

I use a $8 neoprene computer mouse pouch to hold a small multi-tool, tire lever, inner tube, and tube patches. Fits beautifully in a rear pocket along with a small hand pump without the carabiner attached.

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Tools when riding?

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