How to pack a small tool kit for your bag

It’s often useful to carry a few tools around with you, just in case you need to perform a few road-side repairs or adjustments to your bike.

Many people use a small saddle bag to store a few tools, but I’ve chosen instead to use an old pencil case. It sits at the bottom of my pannier bag wherever I go, and is big enough to carry all the tools I might need while out and about.

Dressing for the ride

I’m not really a fan of cycling-specific clothing. It just seems rather unnecessary, and a bit of a faff to get changed at work, when my commute is only 6km. I generally dress for the destination, not the ride.

WorkCycles Opafiets

I took delivery of my WorkCycles Azor Opafiets (grandpa bike) this weekend, a traditional-style Dutch city bike.

WorkCycles are an Amsterdam-based company that distribute and make modern versions of traditional Dutch city bikes, together with transportation and cargo bikes. The bikes have hand-built frames and use the best components to make study bikes that will last.