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Lightweight tool roll

Post by redefined_cycles » Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:55 pm

Started making a tool roll to go in the 4.5L Restrap saddlepack. Gotten sick of using my little brown paded postal envelope...

Used my old uniform and this is how far I've got

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As you might notice the thread from the spool side (thats the thread that comes from out of the sewing machine from bottom right?) keeps coming out thick and nasty and getting me all tangled up and stressed... using gutterman thread but is anyone able to suggewt how to get arund this problem

Also, if anyone has any decent tool roll blueprints to work from so I can either try again myself or ask Stu for a quote for making me one...

It'll be taking

Lightweight thin topeak road pump
Gorillagrip allen key set
Various puncture repair stuff as well as my chain breaker tool from ParkTool
Small compact inner tube (road)
Couple of cables packed into a waterproof packet as well as another waterproof packet that might save someones phone one day in a downpour

Trying to make it as light and compact as poss ans happy to exclude the pump from the roll

Thanks in advance :-bd

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Re: Lightweight tool roll

Post by belugabob » Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:50 pm

That's caused by incorrect thread tension.
There's a dial on the seeing machine, to adjust this - you'll have to do several iterations of...

Twiddle tension knob
Do a test run, on a spare but of fabric
If worse than before, twiddle back the other way, and repeat the test
If better than before twiddle some more, and repeat the test.
If perfect, then start making version #1 of your item
Install version #27 of your item on your bike

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Re: Lightweight tool roll

Post by redefined_cycles » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:27 pm

belugabob wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:50 pm
That's caused by incorrect thread tension.
There's a dial on the seeing machine, to adjust this - you'll have to do several iterations of...

Twiddle tension knob
Do a test run, on a spare but of fabric
If worse than before, twiddle back the other way, and repeat the test
If better than before twiddle some more, and repeat the test.
If perfect, then start making version #1 of your item
Install version #27 of your item on your bike
Excellent. I've commissioned a Bearbones tool roll in the meanwhile but might try my own at some point too. Thanks sir :-bd

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Re: Lightweight tool roll

Post by techno » Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:10 am

redefined_cycles wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:27 pm
Excellent. I've commissioned a Bearbones tool roll
whats one of those shaf?
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Re: Lightweight tool roll

Post by redefined_cycles » Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:14 am

techno wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:10 am
redefined_cycles wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:27 pm
Excellent. I've commissioned a Bearbones tool roll
whats one of those shaf?
Stu is meant to be a dab hand at all sorts of making of things (pardon the french and grammar... Sorry Queen is you reading). So asked him to makes me a little packet or whatever that can hold in my bike tools and I can stuff inside my Restrap saddlepack... Am confident its gonna be a game changer (or 'a blinder') :grin:

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Re: Lightweight tool roll

Post by redefined_cycles » Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:18 am

Am gonna have the best tool kit holdall in town. The envy of my fellow riders when I need to repair a puncture and when they see my tool kit 'holder' being peeled open in front of them, they'll wish it wss indeed them that'd had the puncture so they could ask me to borrow my Bearbones Tool Kit Roll :lol: ... Just finished night shift. Soz

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Re: Lightweight tool roll

Post by techno » Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:36 am

redefined_cycles wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:18 am
Am gonna have the best tool kit holdall in town. The envy of my fellow riders when I need to repair a puncture and when they see my tool kit 'holder' being peeled open in front of them, they'll wish it wss indeed them that'd had the puncture so they could ask me to borrow my Bearbones Tool Kit Roll :lol: ... Just finished night shift. Soz
You'll be getting punctures on purpose just to show it off :lol:
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Re: Lightweight tool roll

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:39 am

I can't believe I'm making a cuben tool roll :wink:
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Re: Lightweight tool roll

Post by redefined_cycles » Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:00 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:39 am
I can't believe I'm making a cuben tool roll :wink:
Just for the record... I didn't tell Stu to makw it in Cuben... I left it with him as he has more ambition, expertise and imagination... If it comes as Cuben I shall show it off even more :-bd

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Re: Lightweight tool roll

Post by techno » Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:37 pm

Marginal gains innit. :-bd
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Re: Lightweight tool roll

Post by redefined_cycles » Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:38 pm

techno wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:37 pm
Marginal gains innit. :-bd
Indeed it/they is/are :smile:

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Re: Lightweight tool roll

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:11 am

Here we go, Shaf's new Cuben tool roll / pouch, it even features a carbon toggle :wink:

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Re: Lightweight tool roll

Post by redefined_cycles » Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:02 pm

Thats beautiful... I'm gonna cry... :smile: whats the damage. Payment coming through as soon as you says so...

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Re: Lightweight tool roll

Post by ZeroDarkBivi » Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:44 pm

I'd definitely be interested in one of those if you put them into production...

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Re: Lightweight tool roll

Post by redefined_cycles » Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:00 pm

ZeroDarkBivi wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:44 pm
I'd definitely be interested in one of those if you put them into production...
If its any help, in use here it is...

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For reference the little bag on the left contains 2 DuraAce spokeKeys, a nipple adaptor, usb grommet to convert micro USB to USB-C, needle and silk thread, 20cm usb cable, 5 links of chain along with 2 qyick release chain rivets (well one pair), some Yorkshire air...

Not sure about the use of cuben for longevity but time will tel and seems cool enough. My beief was light and small as 2 fists full. I got small as 1 fist full and it does my job bob on :-bd (thanks again Stu)

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Re: Lightweight tool roll

Post by PaulB2 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:09 am

Mismatched tyre levers? Oh the humanity. :grin:

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Re: Lightweight tool roll

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:31 am

I'd definitely be interested in one of those if you put them into production...
Doubtful Craig given the price of Cuben now. This was just a spare piece of 50g/m I had knocking about. I'll have a look and see if there's enough left to do you one.
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Re: Lightweight tool roll

Post by ZeroDarkBivi » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:48 am

Much appreciated Stu, although I’ve no idea when I’ll be next up in your ‘hood, with the current situation.
Could be worse, I could have booked flights for two cycling events in Europe in May... Doh!

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Re: Lightweight tool roll

Post by redefined_cycles » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:17 am

Just to add... I love mine. Deployed (well moved it from carradice saddlepack to back jersey pocket as needed to carry shopping) it yesterday but one. Fit like a dream and brought a big smiley face on

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