Bike Maintenance

Welcome to Episode 4 of the Bike Tour Adventures Touring Talk. In this episode I have Carl Presseault, my most recent guest from Interview 047, co-hosting an episode in which we will talk about Bike maintenance on the road and what we consider to be the most important tools to take with you on the road. We’re going to discuss some of the most common problems you may have while touring and what is the best way to overcome the situation.


Traveller. Cyclist. Expat. Over 15 years experience living abroad in six different countries. I've travelled to over 40+ countries and met countless travellers, cyclists, and other expats. As a passionate cyclist I've had opportunities to bike tour in some truly amazing places. While definitely not an expert at bike touring, I'm passionate about sharing bike touring stories and helping others learn hacks, tricks, and techniques to improve their touring experience. I look forward to you joining me on this journey of learning about and becoming a better bike tourist.

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  1. Reinhart Bigl

    Hey Chris, thanks for the latest pod re; bike maintenance on the road.
    The extra piece of chain, two quick links idea is awesome, as is the extra hanger and even the lavish Bluetooth tire pressure (and temp) monitoring system.
    The practice of carrying extra valve cores is a lesson I learning the hard way after I accidentally loosened what I thought was the fill portion of the valve, only to have it unexpectedly shoot like a rocket into the thick grass…never to be found!

    FWIW, one of the items I recently started carrying on my tours is a 4 way Sillcock key ( – used to operate the outside and usually inoperable water valves usually outside municipal and around industrial buildings…came in handy a few times already!

    Anyway, l’m looking forward to the next pod! Keep up the great work!


    1. Chris

      Hey Reinhart.
      Thanks for the message and support. Great idea about the water spigot key.


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