Itâ€™s actually quite easy to do routine maintenance on your own bike. And having the right tools for the job can mean the difference between enjoying an all-day ride and having to pack your bike up and head back home when something goes awry. So, what tools do you need to take along for the ride? First and foremost, you should have the tools to repair a flat fire. Next, invest in the tools needed to maintain your chain and brakes. A basic bike survival kit should include: Tire patch kit Pump Chain tool Screwdriver Spare tube Wrenches in various sizes A more extensive bike survival kit would include: Chain cleaners Solvents specifically designed for bike chains Lubrication These basic supplies should have you covered for most everyday mis-haps that every rider is sure to encounter at some point.
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