Travel With Tools - When preparing your bike travel kit, pack all the tools needed to build your bike. And, be sure to pack some spare parts in the event of a breakdown, too. There's nothing worse than taking your bike on a trip only to not be able to ride it because something broke. We recommend bringing spare tubes, a spare tire, patch kit, several spokes, a brake and shift cable, chain pins and a seatpost binder bolt (secures the seatpost in the frame). A nice trick is packing an inexpensive pair of gloves in your tool kit. Put these on for assembly and packing and you'll save yourself a lot of hand scrubbing.