Yet Another Cycling Forum

General Category => Freewheeling => Racing => Topic started by: Maladict on April 23, 2008, 11:57:39 am

Title: Time Triallist's Tools
Post by: Maladict on April 23, 2008, 11:57:39 am
What do you carry?  Pump?  Multitool?  I guess if you have a mechanical on a 10, your time's shot anyway.  But it'd be nice to be able to get back to the start line?
Title: Re: Time Triallist's Tools
Post by: andygates on April 23, 2008, 12:17:44 pm
For the bike section of short triathlons (which are the same sort of thing) I take a little pack with a tube and gas, but it's really just so I don't DNF.

For oly tri (25 miles, ish), it's a tube, two gas and some insty-patches.  A flat would spoil my time but not my whole day.

Multitool and tyre levers always go with me; I don't bother with the more audaxy stuff like chain tools :)
Title: Re: Time Triallist's Tools
Post by: David Martin on April 23, 2008, 12:47:25 pm
Nothing on a 5 or 10.
Longest walk will be 5 miles max. Or someone will come and collect.
Chance of a mechanical is slim.
Puncture and you may as well stop anyhow.

Saw someone finish the local 10 once on 1 pedal.

..d
Title: Re: Time Triallist's Tools
Post by: Wobbly John on April 23, 2008, 05:08:01 pm
Mobile phone and a light multitool with allen keys and screwdriver - for any niggles before the start really, such as shoe plates loose or limit screws on gear mechs.
Title: Re: Time Triallist's Tools
Post by: Maladict on April 23, 2008, 05:11:47 pm
Well, given I'll be riding to the start tomorrow, the worst-case walk home is ~9.5 miles so I reckon a mini pump, multitool, spare inner and phone would be about right.
Title: Re: Time Triallist's Tools
Post by: gonzo on April 23, 2008, 05:13:20 pm
Nothing; another rider will see you and likely send for help when they get back to the HQ.
Title: Re: Time Triallist's Tools
Post by: Domestique on April 23, 2008, 05:32:15 pm
A spare tube and a pump isnt going to slow me down that much. The thought of pushing my bike 5 miles makes me want to be :sick: