Tools what do you need.

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Tools what do you need.

Postby nicklouse » Mon May 18, 2009 19:38 pm

As we are getting a lot of what tools questions here goes.

Useful things to have in the Equipment box.

Zip ties
Pad spacers
Rubber gloves
rags
Isopropyl alcohol wipes
Cycle brake cleaner
243/248 thread lock
cycle grease
anti seize paste
chain Lubes
Patch kit
Spare brake pads.

Basics.

4/5/6mm allen keys
25T torx tool
tyre levers
Pump

Most things can be done with the above.

Useful Tools

A good set of Allen keys
A good set of Torx keys
Mini pump/frame pump and floor pump
Good cable cutters
chain whip
cassette tool
1 adjustable spanner big for use with various BB/cassette tools
2 adjustable spanners small/medium for straightening Discs
A Low range Torque wrench
BB tool for your BB type.
High range Torque wrench
Chain ring tool
a quality chain splitter
long handled 15mm spanner/pedal spanner.
cone spanners whatever size you need or a set.
crank puller if your cranks need them.
screw on grease gun nozzle
Rubber inertial adjustment tool.
Some means to support the bike while setting up the gears.
Suitable Fork/shock pump
Needle nosed pliers
normal pliers
8 and 10 flat sided spanner
Assorted screwdrivers

Advanced tools for the DIY up-grader

Star nut fitting tool
Rocket headset cup removal tool
Headset press
Steerer/seat post cutting guide
Hacksaw with 24T and 32T blades
round/half round file for deburing
punches and drifts for removing/pressing bearings
Bench vice for pressing/removing bearings and holding cutting guides.
Spoke keys
3rd hand cable puller.
wheel stand and dishing tool
Bleed kit and fluid for Your brakes.

tools for the OMG moment or the i wish that had not broken moment.

Drill and good quality drill bits.
Easy outs.
Dremmel

A few Self made helpers
modified old spokes:
one pointed for opening up cut cables and the other like a flat C to hold the chain while joining.

Fine bladed hacksaw and some old parts to act as a cutting guide i.e. stem for the steerer.


Now all these tools will like to be kept somewhere.
tool boxes

i will cover a few ideas later.
Last edited by nicklouse on Mon May 18, 2009 23:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby nicklouse » Mon May 18, 2009 19:42 pm

I think that covers most. If you can thing of something that i may have missed and you use please PM me.

compare what you get in the tool kits that are available to this to give you an idea what you may or may not need in the kit.
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