Toolkit in bottle holder area - any good products out there?

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RideToWorky
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Toolkit in bottle holder area - any good products out there?

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Hiya all,

do any products exist like this? In a bottle, to be put into a holder, or even as a toolkit direct mounted onto the frame?
Any experience of if they are any good?

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Here you go - HERE
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Pencil case from Ebay or the pound shop and add your own tools as needed.
Or cut the top off an old water bottle, hunt through your recycling for something suitable.

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the best arrangement for commuting, (bearing in mind the OP's thoughts of rucksacks etc elsewhere) is to have a bag on the bike that comes off when you leave the bike. You keep your spare tube, tools, pump, lights etc all in a pocket in the bag. [If you have tools etc in a bottle cage they may just bounce out, rattle and drive you berserk, or get left on the bike and get nicked.]

Traditionally a saddlebag on a QD uplift works well but there are many alternatives including rack top bags; choose according to your required load capacity. A rucksack is a poor arrangement; I'll use one when riding an MTB offroad, but not otherwise.

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I don't commute, but I carry all the tools necessary for normal stuff.
Allen keys and spanners, two spare tubes, set of tyre levers, two CO2 inflator canisters, glasses cleaner wipes, and cloth and even a spare Li battery for my Garmin.

All fits (easily with room to spare) in one of these behind the saddle.
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/topeak-aero-wed ... addle-bag/
Clips on and off in a jiffy.
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AlanW wrote:Here you go - HERE



Good call!
Forgot about wiggle.
UK reviews from real people, rather than journos or web sites trying to sell you stuff!

Was hoping for real accounts here though, of people using this as a convenience commuting trick, to free up the seat stem for a rear light on a road bike bike, being used as a 2nd commuting bike etc. (No rear light on mine yet, as I have a top peak saddle bag toolkit in the way!)


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I use one of these.http://bbbcycling.com/accessories/tool-boxes/BTL-18LLL

I used to use one of those small shoulder/corner frame bags, but if it rains everything got wet.

The bottle thing is excellent, it takes a tube and all my tools, except adjustable mole type wrench. I use it all the time, including on tour. If leaving the bike anywhere dodgy, just remove and take with you.

I have 3 bottle brazeons, one for water, one for tools and one unused.

I like this idea as tools always on bike if you have them in your pannier, what do you so when on a day ride.
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Here's the rear of my bike:
Note that I have a standard top tube and a short seat pin.
Note also, the rear light on the downtube. I also have a rear light that mounts on the RH seatstay if required.
Bike Rear.jpg
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eBay - tactical bottle holders with Molle fittings - they fit perfectly, while the material is waterproof, they have drawstring closures, but not a problem in my experience. Also there are tactical pouches, which are the same size but with (non-waterproof) zip closures. The Molle fittings can be cut off if you don't think them helpful.
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I got one of these http://www.decathlon.co.uk/500-ml-tool- ... 23995.html

Looks better then the wet-wipes contaimer I used to use a few years back!
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A little tip: When you pack your tool bottle, do so with a few lengths of rag or cloth strategically stuffed into place or wrapped around stuff to stop your tools, tyre levers, CO2 canisters or whatnot from rattling around and totally driving you crazy!
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for anti-rattle packing, foam-backed pan scourers work quite well. If you need to use your tools and your hands get dirty, you can get the worst off using the pan scourer too.

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Elite super byasi
Looks like and almost matches my elite water bottle. Works well IMO when only 1 bottle is needed. If I need 2 bottles then the underseat bag same as Mick F is used
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Why not just use a standard water bottle? One with a wide neck - one like this? http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/tacx-shi ... Gwod7X0APA

with the lid screwed on it's water proof - well, as long as you don't immerse it! low price, just put the tools and a small piece of hand cloth inside and it won't rattle!
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