I have all of these items sitting in a drawer but always regarded them as an unnecessary item to take with me. I mean, how often does ones chain break?well...let's no go there!
The chain splitter I have had since owning my Brompton is quite large and although brilliant at what it does, is genuinely too heavy and cumbersome to carry.
Seeking an alternative I saw the CT-5 by Park Tools which offers great performance at a weight of only 70 grams.
Being compact and lightweight I will be more likely to take it out with me, especially when on longer rides when I usually end up in the middle of nowhere.
Talking of being in the middle of nowhere I have of late found myself getting hopelessly lost. This is not an uncommon occurrence with me! I feel I might one day have to get a GPS mapping unit.
This is out of necessity. I recently ended a ride at Paddington Railway Statiion and only had to get to the Edware Road, not that far away. I won't go into too much detail but after not having a clue where I was I ended up in South Kensington!
At least I now know that if my chain snaps or that of one of my friends, we will hopefully be in a position to sort things out!