What tools for a roadside SOS station?

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  • Here’s the back story;
    We live just off National cycle network route 1 and have club rides and sportives going past our place all the time. For the last few months I’ve left my old track pump outside chained to a tree with a free air sign. It’s been used a fair bit.


    I’m thinking of upping my game and putting out a few more bits and pieces.

    What tools should I be leaving in the SOS box? Bearing in mind I need to be able to put them on a cable so that they don’t get inadvertently taken away by someone.

    I think I’ll pop in a box of self adhesive patches as well, so which ones are good/cheap

    Any input gladly excepted


  • Park Tools Glueless Patches forever!

    And then:
    Pedros Multi Tool
    Any adjustable wrench
    Any needlenose pliers
    Any chain tool

  • That's really nice of you to do.

    Tyre levers, proper sized allen keys, pair of screwdrivers and potentially a chain tool as well?

  • Maybe some tyre levers, screwdriver(s), Allen keys, pliers, chaintool, and a dogbone wrench for older bikes with hexagonal nuts and bolts.

  • People going past are likely to already have minimally functional bikes, so stuff for making adjustments might be useful.
    Adjustable spanner, Hex spanners for adjusting brakes / seatpost etc.

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What tools for a roadside SOS station?

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