Equipment

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Here we keep a record of the collective equipment needed/thought/available for each Biketour.

If you want to know what you should bring generally see here -> participant equipment recomendation or in the FAQs on www.ecotopiabiketour.net

Things often get left behind and often get mixed up with (particularly kitchen) equipment of the projects. One important tip when acquiring communal equipment is to choose items that have an exceptional design. Experience shows that even the most useless things don't get lost for months if their look is easy to recognise, but even the most essential things get left behind when no one is sure if they are ours or belong to the project.

Permanent equipment

Equipment that does not get used up and that we keep over the years.

What? Where is it? Who has access to it? Comments
Trailers
Old 1-wheel trailer + skewer "Una" Barcelona Bru&Michal
Washers to get 1-wheel trailer skewer onto more bikes Barcelona
New 1-wheel trailer Barcelona Bru&Michal
Orange bag with a zipper for 1-wheel trailer Barcelona Bru&Michal
Small 2-wheel trailer "Lino" Barcelona Bru&Michal
Big 2-wheel trailer "Pepe" Barcelona Bru&Michal
Spare spring-lock hitches for the 2-wheel trailers Barcelona Bru&Michal 2 new, 1 used, 1 taped to Lino
Towing-ball brackets for the 2-wheel trailers Barcelona Bru&Michal 2, parts to make 4 more
Tools
Tool box Barcelona Bru&Michal
Allen keys (10-piece set) Barcelona Bru&Michal
Chain link remover (chain breaker) Barcelona Bru&Michal teeth damaged and pin falling
"Bone" tool Barcelona Bru&Michal 1 tough in the toolbox, 1 shitty in the tail kit
Cone spanners (2x) 13/14 - 15/16 mm Barcelona Bru&Michal
Spoke key (plastic handle) Barcelona Bru&Michal
Spoke key (universal, 8 sizes) Barcelona Bru&Michal
Bike multitool Barcelona Bru&Michal in the tail kit
Tire levers Barcelona Bru&Michal 3 in the tail kit, 1 shitty in the toolbox
Crank puller - tapered square Barcelona Bru&Michal
Pedal (15mm) / hexagonal crank bolt (14/15mm) wrench Barcelona Bru&Michal
Bottom bracket tool - Shimano cartridge Barcelona Bru&Michal
Universal bottom bracket ring wrench Barcelona Bru&Michal
Pin tool for bottom bracket Barcelona Bru&Michal
Freewheel puller - Shimano SIS Barcelona Bru&Michal
Cassette lockring remover - Shimano HG/IG Barcelona Bru&Michal
Chain whip for cassette Barcelona Bru&Michal
Water pipe pliers (2x) Barcelona Bru&Michal
Standard pliers Barcelona Bru&Michal
Locking pliers Barcelona Bru&Michal
Snap-ring pliers Barcelona Bru&Michal
Small adjustable spanner Barcelona Bru&Michal
Big adjustable spanner (for bottom bracket tool - 32mm) Barcelona Bru&Michal
Ratchet spanner size 13 Barcelona Bru&Michal maybe not needed
Small flat-head screwdriver Barcelona Bru&Michal
Big floor pump Barcelona Bru&Michal
Small tail pump Barcelona Bru&Michal
Foot pump Barcelona Bru&Michal
Lock extensions to lock the trailers Barcelona Bru&Michal only 1
Padlocks for lock extensions missing
Cooking
Box for spices Barcelona Bru&Michal
1 tall steel pot with lid Barcelona Bru&Michal
1 wide aluminium pot with lid Barcelona Bru&Michal
1 box grater, 1 flat grater Barcelona Bru&Michal
3 big steel bowls Barcelona Bru&Michal It would be better to not take them and dumpster-dive 4 food buckets
1 long wooden spoon Barcelona Bru&Michal
1 long metal ladle Barcelona Bru&Michal
1 big spoon with holes Barcelona Bru&Michal
1 frying pan Barcelona Bru&Michal too heavy
chopping boards Barcelona Bru&Michal 2 triangular + 1 rectangular from plywood
2 big knives Barcelona Bru&Michal only 1
3 small chopping knives Barcelona Bru&Michal only 1
3 peelers Barcelona Bru&Michal only 1
something to mash or blend stuff Barcelona Bru&Michal 1 masher, 1 whisk
2 plastic cups Barcelona Bru&Michal 4 non-reusable, need to get better cups
2 table spoons, 2 tea spoons, 2 knives Barcelona Bru&Michal only 1 of each
2 10 liter water canister Barcelona Bru&Michal only 1, foldable canister missing
funnel missing
1 big strainer Barcelona Bru&Michal
1 small strainer / sieve Barcelona Bru&Michal
2 big tupper wares missing
Stationary
Scout SIM card (blau.de) Rocalet Lukas
Tail SIM card (blau.de) Berlin Candid
Scout phone (dual-SIM) + charger Rocalet Lukas
Tail phone + charger Berlin Candid
3 A4+ zip bags Barcelona Bru&Michal
1 A4 plastic baf for paper with unlosable pen Barcelona Bru&Michal
Fanny pack for money Berlin Candid
Sellotape holder Barcelona Bru&Michal
Others
Tarp missing
Shit shovel Barcelona Bru&Michal
Stickers Berlin Candid ca 8000
Small black tarp to cover trailer boxes / rocket stoves Barcelona Bru&Michal
Light 3x3m tarp for a shelter Barcelona Bru&Michal

Equipment that gets used up

Equipment that gets used up, so it needs to be acquired before and during the tour.

What? Who can bring it? / Who will take care of it? Where to get it (cheaply or for free)?
Medical Kit One old (incomplete) and one newer (slightly used) in Bcn Red Cross? Pharmacy?
Washing-up liquid have one half-used
Replacement tubes for trailers (16-inch and 20-inch)
Sponges
Plastic bags
Matches, lighters have one jet lighter + one normal lighter
A4 sheets of paper
Big sheets of paper (for rota and workshops)
Markers have some
Pens (rate of loss about 1 per day…) have some
Puncture repair kit (with a looot of patches, maybe 10–20 per month?) some patches, but we need more glue The cheapest is to get a big tube of vulcanizer and to get several big packs of patches (that don't contain anything else). Those are difficult to find though. In some countries they have them in the home-improvement stores.
Rim tape have one half-used
Spices
Maps
Small book for finances we have one
Small book for circle decisions we have one
Gaffer tape we have one
Transparent tape (Tesa/Sellotape) we have one
Grease, chain-oil, anti-rust spray we have enough
Bungees (rate of loss +∞) 1 inner tube bungee

10 hooks

Inner tubes can be used, but bungees are more convenient because they have hooks. The best thing is to put hooks on inner tubes.

Optional things to bring

Things that are not absolutely necessary and are thus not communal, but would be useful if some people brought them to share.

What? Who can bring it?
Sewing Kit Candid + Michal
A netbook/laptop - so we can blog along the way! Candid
Walkie-Talkies
Battery charger for batteries of bike lights or mobile devices Candid + Michal

Other things that we have

Some things that are really not essential, but they are in our communal stuff:

  • colors and a brush to paint something (flags, etc)

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