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Offline Paul K

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Tools for Beta Alp 4.0
« on: January 30, 2019, 02:44:14 pm »
There you go; the tools I carry for my Beta Alp 4.0.  Not shown are the puncture outfit, a bottle of slime and a pressure gauge.  Spares are a couple of inner tubes.



I’ve cut down a couple of combination spanners for use with the rear axle.  I am toying with the idea of drilling the head of the axle bolt and welding a tommy bar into the hole; that’ll negate the need for the 22 mm ring spanner.

The square tube parts are a stand kit I've made to support the front, or rear of the bike should I have to remove a wheel.

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Re: Tools for Beta Alp 4.0
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 09:40:52 pm »
Errrrrr….. Should not the Slime go into the tyre before you use the bike?

And have you got a pump and or some Co2 Cartridges?


I'd chuck in a medium size adjustable spanner as well...…  :)

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Re: Tools for Beta Alp 4.0
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2019, 10:52:31 pm »
That looks like a well thought out kit Paul.  8)

I always seem to take twice that. ???

But do you need any wheel removing tools if you have slime in your tubes?

I'm prety new to this stuff and have never had to rely on it to get me out of the 💩

Ive started carrying a can of that Holt's Tyreweld. Not had the opportunity to try it so don't even know if it will work.

Has anyone ever used this?

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Re: Tools for Beta Alp 4.0
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2019, 10:50:26 am »
Errrrrr….. Should not the Slime go into the tyre before you use the bike?

And have you got a pump and or some Co2 Cartridges?


I'd chuck in a medium size adjustable spanner as well...…  :)
From what I've seen, the Slime can go in the tyre before or after you get a puncture.  I don't put it in as a preventive measure because when I came to drop the pressure on a tyre some years back, the Slime blocked the valve, acting as if there were a puncture ???.  I couldn't lower the pressure even after removing the valve.  I had to keep poking a fine wire down the valve tube to try and clear the Slime fibres.

Yep, got a bicycle pump.  Hard work pumping up the rear tyre before the ride home.

Adjustable spanners are a butcher's tool :o!  Use the correct size spanner, or a pair of mole grips at a push.

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Re: Tools for Beta Alp 4.0
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2019, 10:55:38 am »
But do you need any wheel removing tools if you have slime in your tubes?
If you get a split tube from hitting rocks and the like on low tyre pressures, Slime or similar won't help. You'll need a new tube.  I've put a split in the wall of a rear tyre and the tube from just that :(.

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Re: Tools for Beta Alp 4.0
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2019, 12:30:36 pm »
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Adjustable spanners are a butcher's tool :o!  Use the correct size spanner, or a pair of mole grips at a push.

Now that is funny!

I've got both Metric and Imperial adjustable spanners....  ;)
Cheers, PW.

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Re: Tools for Beta Alp 4.0
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2019, 07:21:33 pm »
Oh heck, now I know where I went wrong when I had a problem with my trials Tiger Cub - I had packed my metric adjustable spanners.
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Re: Tools for Beta Alp 4.0
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2019, 01:40:39 pm »
I had packed my metric adjustable spanners.

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Re: Tools for Beta Alp 4.0
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2019, 12:07:24 pm »
After seeing this, I either take too many or too few tools.

I'm going to have a word with myself and sort something out.

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Re: Tools for Beta Alp 4.0
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2019, 02:38:01 pm »
I've a tool kit for each of my bikes and they're kept with the bike so no mixing them up ;).  I used to spend so much time faffing about deciding what spanner or tool I needed to carry that I now have a check list for each bike.  The check list tells me what I need to take and what it fits.

For example, I was carrying a 12 mm spanner and a 13 mm spanner because the nuts on the front and rear wheel clamps were of different sizes :o.  Soon got rid of one spanner by standardising the nut sizes.

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Re: Tools for Beta Alp 4.0
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2019, 03:00:01 pm »
I've a tool kit for each of my bikes and they're kept with the bike so no mixing them up ;).  I used to spend so much time faffing about deciding what spanner or tool I needed to carry that I now have a check list for each bike.  The check list tells me what I need to take and what it fits.

Yep way to go..... Even if you end up with duplicates...  :)