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" Brussels Tex
Washers to get 1-wheel trailer skewer onto more bikes
New 1-wheel trailer "Sarna" Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana contains 2 skewers (but one is too thick for most bikes) and one towing nut (one got lost)
Orange bag with a zipper for 1-wheel trailer
Small 2-wheel trailer "Lino" southern france elias lukas roberto juliette 2 spare bearings in Barcelona
Big 2-wheel trailer "Pepe" Belgium Texas broken towing arm, Tex is going to fix it
Spare spring-lock hitches for the 2-wheel trailers Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana 4 used, 1 used taped to Lino, in the UK we could get new ones
Towing-ball brackets for the 2-wheel trailers Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana 2, parts to make 4 more
Tools
Tool box Berlin contains some tools
Allen keys (10-piece set) Berlin
Chain link remover (chain breaker) Berlin teeth damaged and pin falling
"Bone" tool Berlin 2 tough in the toolbox
Cone spanners (2x) 13/14 - 15/16 mm Berlin
Spoke key (plastic handle)
Spoke key (universal, 8 sizes) Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana
Bike multitool Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana in the tail kit (allen keys, spanners, screw driver)
Tail kit Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana a box containing 3 tyre levers, some patches, new tube of glue, multitool
Crank puller - tapered square
Pedal (15mm) / hexagonal crank bolt (14/15mm) wrench Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana
Bottom bracket tool - Shimano cartridge Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana
Universal bottom bracket ring wrench
Pin tool for bottom bracket Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana
Freewheel puller - Shimano SIS
Cassette lockring remover - Shimano HG/IG Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana
Chain whip for cassette Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana
Water pipe pliers (2x)
Standard pliers
Locking pliers
Snap-ring pliers
Small adjustable spanner
Big adjustable spanner (for bottom bracket tool - 32mm) Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana
Ratchet spanner size 13 maybe not needed
Small flat-head screwdriver
Big floor pump Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana
Small tail pump Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana
Small pump Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana
Small set for threadmaking (machos) Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana
1 ratchet strap Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana
Lock extensions to lock the trailers only 1
Padlocks for lock extensions missing
Cooking
Box for spices Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana missing the lid - should be replaced
1 tall steel pot with lid Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana
1 wide aluminium pot with lid Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana
1 box grater, 1 flat grater
2 big steel bowls Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana It would be better to not take them and dumpster-dive 4 food buckets
1 long wooden spoon Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana We found a replacement!
1 large metal ladle Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana Somehow it was left behind in the house for 2018, but now we have it.
1 small metal ladle Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana
1 frying pan too heavy, it was left behind
chopping boards Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana 2 rectangular from plywood, 1 plastic with handle
chopping knives Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana 1 straight edge, 2 with teeth
peelers
something to mash or blend stuff 1 masher, 1 whisk
2 plastic cups 4 non-reusable, need to get better cups
2 table spoons, 2 tea spoons, 2 knives only 1 of each
2 10 liter water canister only 1, foldable canister missing
funnel Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana dumpster dived
1 big strainer
1 small strainer / sieve
1 medium tupper ware Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana
Stationary
Scout SIM card (blau.de) Brussels?
Tail SIM card (blau.de) Brussels?
Scout phone (dual-SIM) + charger Brussels?
Tail phone + charger
2 A4+ zip bags Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana for maps and promotional material
1 A4 plastic bag for paper with unlosable pen Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana
the circle book Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana
2017 biketour booklet Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana
Fanny pack for money Brussels?
Others
Sellotape holder
first aid kits Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana 1 really old, 1 used
Gaffer/duct tape Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana new
Tarp missing
Shit shovel got lost :(
Stickers Berlin Candid ca 5-6000 (2017 edition)
Plastic box with stickers Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana 100+ stickers
Small black tarp to cover trailer boxes / rocket stoves
Light 3x3m tarp for a shelter
Screen-printing equipment Berlin d (can also contact Candid)
Paper knife Barcelona Bru&Michal&Ana

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?) we need to get patches and 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, deblocking spray we need more oil
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, Michal
Walkie-Talkies
Battery charger for batteries of bike lights or mobile devices Candid

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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