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?
Trailers
1-wheel trailer + skewer Barcelona Bru
Small 2-wheel trailer + pins Barcelona Bru
Big 2-wheel trailer Barcelona Ana & Laura
1-wheel trailer + skewer Somewhere in Bulgaria Candid has tried to contact Caroxo without success
Tools
Water pipe pliers Barcelona Ana & Laura
Chain link remover (chain breaker), other more special tools Barcelona Ana & Laura
"Bone" tool Barcelona
Allen keys (9-piece set) Barcelona
Small adjustable spanner Barcelona
Spoke key (6 sizes) Barcelona
Washers to get 1-wheel trailer skewer onto more bikes Barcelona
3 lock extensions to lock the trailers 1 in Barcelona (1 + padlock)
Tool box Barcelona Ana & Laura
Big floor pump Barcelona Ana & Laura
Small tail pump Barcelona
Foot pump
3 tire levers
2 cassette lockring removers (different sizes)
Cassette lockring remover - Shimano HG/IG
Freewheel puller - Shimano SIS
Big adjustable spanner (bottom bracket tool is 32mm)
Chain whip
Pedal wrench 15mm / hexagonal socket 14/15mm
Bottom bracket tool - Shimano cartridge
Crank puller - tapered square
Cone spanner 13/14 - 15/16 mm
Patches
Big tube of vulcanizer glue
Cooking
1 tall steel pot with lid Barcelona Bru
1 wide aluminium pot with lid Barcelona Bru
1 box grater, 1 flat grater
3 big steel bowls (maybe 4?) Barcelona Bru
1 long wooden spoon Barcelona Bru
4 floppy chopping boards Barcelona Bru
2 big knives (one purple, one green)
3 small chopping knives
3 peelers
something to mash or blend stuff
2 plastic cups
2 table spoons, 2 tea spoons, 2 knives (for jam and stuff)
2 10 liter water canisters
funnel
1 strainer
2 big tupper wares
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 Ana & Laura
1 A4 plastic baf for paper with unlosable pen Barcelona Ana & Laura
Fanny pack for money Berlin Candid
Sellotape holder Barcelona
Others
Tarp Barcelona
Shit shovel Barcelona
Stickers Berlin Candid
Small tarp to cover box trailer Barcelona
Light 3x3m tarp for a shelter Barcelona

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 (maybe used) in Bcn Red Cross? Pharmacy?
Washing-up liquid
Replacement tubes for trailers (16-inch and 20-inch)
Sponges
Plastic bags
Matches, lighters
A4 sheets of paper
Big sheets of paper (for rota and workshops)
Markers
Pens (rate of loss about 1 per day…)
Puncture repair kit (with a looot of patches, maybe 10–20 per month?) Candid, Michal 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.
Spices
Maps
Small book for finances
Small book for circle decisions
Gaffer tape Candid
Transparent tape (Tesa/Sellotape)
Grease, chain-oil, anti-rust spray
Bungees (rate of loss +∞) 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:

  • Some stick to do circus stuff with (apparently made from an old inner tube)

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