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jason78
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service tool kits

Postby jason78 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:27 pm

As per title, Just wondering if anyone could suggest a decent tool kit so that i can start learning the basics of stripping down and maintaing my roadbike please.

Any help would be appreciated as im clueless on what to get
2010 Cboardman carbon pro--- gone to pastures new
Ribble Addax winter with sram force
2012 Scott Cr1 SL ----in process of being built

jason78
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Re: service tool kits

Postby jason78 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 13:30 pm

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/fwe ... highlights

Any thoughts on this or should i buy individual items...pbk are doing 20% off park tools!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2010 Cboardman carbon pro--- gone to pastures new
Ribble Addax winter with sram force
2012 Scott Cr1 SL ----in process of being built

JimmyBloom
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Re: service tool kits

Postby JimmyBloom » Thu Jan 10, 2013 13:40 pm

That set looks pretty decent, definitely enough to cover the basics. Save the individual tools for more specific items I reckon.

jason78
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Re: service tool kits

Postby jason78 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 13:54 pm

Yeah mate im swaying towards that..just looking see if there's cheaper sets
2010 Cboardman carbon pro--- gone to pastures new
Ribble Addax winter with sram force
2012 Scott Cr1 SL ----in process of being built

small_bloke
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Re: service tool kits

Postby small_bloke » Thu Jan 10, 2013 14:48 pm

I use this one from Chain Reaction. The Allen keys are pretty good too. The screwdrivers are awful. The rest is pretty good.

I've used it strip my bottom bracket on mountain bike and road bike, change chain rings, remove cranks arms, change handlebars and stems etc.

I also have
Nice expensive set of t-handle Allen key sets by Facom.
Screwdrivers by Stanley and Wera.
Wire cutters.
Cheap pair of £3 electrical crimpers for crimping cable ends.


http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=40997

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schweiz
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Re: service tool kits

Postby schweiz » Thu Jan 10, 2013 14:57 pm

http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/TOJ ... h_tool_kit

plus get yourself some decent screwdrivers and allen keys and you'll be away!

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Re: service tool kits

Postby small_bloke » Thu Jan 10, 2013 15:24 pm

Well spotted on the Jobsworth toolkit from PlanetX. Its identical to the X-tools from Chain Reaction but cheaper by £7

jason78
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Re: service tool kits

Postby jason78 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 19:43 pm

Thanks guys at that price be rude not to go for jobsworth toolkit :mrgreen:
2010 Cboardman carbon pro--- gone to pastures new
Ribble Addax winter with sram force
2012 Scott Cr1 SL ----in process of being built


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