You’re a sup­port me­chanic at a bike event... which five tools do you take?

Cycling Weekly - - The Big Question -

If it’s a bike event for new­bies: a bike stand, as I think I’m go­ing to be ad­just­ing lots of gears; a screw­driver to ad­just the limit screws to stop peo­ple’s chains fail­ing off; Allen keys so I can put their seats at a more rea­son­able height; and then the ob­vi­ous tyre levers and a pump. Michael Webb

A wing, prayer and a track pump. Also some gaffer tape as it will fix any­thing. Plus a big dis­claimer they’d hired me as a bodger. Nick Stone

A good me­chanic and four beers. Mark Doak

Ham­mer, cable-ties, Go­rilla tape, corkscrew and pizza cut­ter. Ed Thomas

An Allen key multi-tool, a set of tyre levers, floor pump, a 10mm wrench and a pair of needlenose pli­ers. Matt Bartholomew

Gin, tonic, ice, lemon and a glass. Neil Re­gan I’d only need a ham­mer. Michael Mce­wan

Bot­tom bracket tool, multi-tool, cone span­ner, chain strap and cas­sette tool. Gra­ham Se­ward

4mm hex, 5mm hex, 8mm hex (for pedal axle), chain tool and spoke wrench. Do­minic Car­pio

Multi-tool and four tins of WD-40. Mark Robin­son

Must be a rub­bish event if they’re bank­ing on my me­chan­i­cal skills. Mar­tyn Jones

A £5 Wilko multi-tool, and a large ham­mer to deal with any­one who

The big­gest multi-tool I can find. Daniel Wol­man

Bot­tle opener, bag of chips, sense of hu­mour, ac­tual me­chanic and a fold­ing chair. Mark Hendey

Gaffer tape, cable-ties, multi-tool, ad­justable span­ner and pump. Dan Bass­ford

Tape. Lots of tape. An­drew Phillips

A brick, an old coat hanger, a firstaid plas­ter, a packet of Jelly Ba­bies and the Bi­ble. Si­mon O’con­nor

Next week’s big ques­tion…

What is the odd­est use for a bi­cy­cle/old bi­cy­cle you have ever seen?

Re­ply to us at cy­cling@ti-me­ or at www.face­­cling­weekly

com­plains. Thomas Willing­ham

Earplugs. Paul Bon­ner-wil­liams

If in doubt... break out the beer

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