WHAT TO CARRY
The old adage "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is highly relevant when it comes to riding tandems.
We are self admitted "gram weenies" when it comes to weight and certainly favor light fast bicycles. Having said that, there are certain items we ALWAYS carry with us.
We have been able to salvage the ride of many tandem and single bike riders over the years since we usually have enough "stuff" with us to solve most minor mechanical problems. We carry the following items at all times and view them as a necessity.
Recommended items to carry:
3 Inner Tubes
1 Folding Spare Tire
Multipurpose Tool with Chain Breaker & Tire Levers
Connecting Link for Timing Chain
Connecting Link for Final Drive Chain (KMC Missing Link or Sachs Power Link)
Spare Gear Cable
Rubber Gloves (for messy chain jobs or injury assist protection)
Tire Pump (a full size frame pump - no minis or Co2 cartridges)
All items above WILL fit in the Jandd Mountain Wedge Expandable pack without having the expanding feature open as pictured here. Expect a packing challenge the first time but it is rather easy to do if you pack it with the expanding feature open and then zip it closed as the final step. It certainly saves on having to carry a rack!