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#1 2013-01-08 10:44am

lanceBurkhart
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Common BMX tools I should have

Is there anything that wouldnt be found in a common tool set that I should have to work on my bike? I have basic wrenches, screwdrives, L wrenches, etc. But are there specific things that I need to get at a bike shop? Thanks. and sorry if this is a dumb question.

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#2 2013-01-08 11:04am

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Re: Common BMX tools I should have

freewheel remover. tire levers, maybe spoke wrench

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#3 2013-01-08 11:08am

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Re: Common BMX tools I should have

A rubber mallet.  It'll change your life as it has changed mine.


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#4 2013-01-08 11:13am

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Re: Common BMX tools I should have

DEADREAPER649 wrote:

freewheel remover. tire levers, maybe spoke wrench

Thanks. Ive got the tire lever but not the others. anything else?

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#5 2013-01-08 11:17am

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Re: Common BMX tools I should have

Bike repair stand.


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#6 2013-01-08 11:26am

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Re: Common BMX tools I should have

Crank puller, chain breaker, cone wrenches, plus all the basic hand tools...


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#7 2013-01-08 11:27am

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Re: Common BMX tools I should have

There are several of these threads.


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#8 2013-01-08 11:29am

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Re: Common BMX tools I should have

Quality chain breaker
Fresh allen wrenches
Cone wrenches if your bike has unsealed hubs
Good air pump with a gauge
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#9 2013-01-08 12:28pm

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Re: Common BMX tools I should have

Best thing I can think of, buy a good name brand tool kit.  A larger set full of sockets metric and standard, allen wrenches, and open end wrenches.  You will need cone wrenches, but mostly just one or two.  A rubber mallet always comes in handy.  The air pump with built in gauge is a must. 

Depending on how serious you want to get.

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#10 2013-01-08 12:58pm

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Re: Common BMX tools I should have

This is a good kit to get started with. I now have 2-3 times more bike specific tools, but this is what i started with and it has worked good for me.

http://www.parktool.com/product/home-me … r-kit-sk-1

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#11 2013-01-08 6:35pm

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Re: Common BMX tools I should have

bought a cheap sub $10.00 socket set, as park tools are way beyond my price range, ( even if i had the cash not spending $500.00 on tools the LBS is much less expensive. ( kicking myself ) but long story short the sockets don't fit the 15mm i tried for cranks.
had to look around online for an explanation, found out the bicycles need THIN WALL SOCKETS, and the guy from Sheldon uses snap - on
, and craftsman works too. the socket ( 15mm ) was $2.50. make sure it says CRAFTSMEN on it... as alotta add are unclear.
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#12 2013-01-08 6:42pm

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You'll need a good compass too.


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#13 2013-01-08 6:47pm

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#14 2013-01-08 6:59pm

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Re: Common BMX tools I should have

Pedal wrench...Hard to get regular wrenches in between pedal and crank arm without issues and cone wrenches are too short.


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#15 2013-01-09 11:32am

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Re: Common BMX tools I should have

dremmel. Helps with so many things. smile


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#16 2013-01-09 12:00pm

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Re: Common BMX tools I should have

I just bought a Park crank remover. It is sooooo much better than beating on the crank arms with a rubber mallet. I am replacing my L shape allen wrenches with Craftsman 3/8 drive allen sockets. 6mm seems to be the most common size

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#17 2013-01-13 10:53am

lanceBurkhart
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Re: Common BMX tools I should have

Thanks all. I had most things I needed. Had to pick up a 3/8 allen wrench and 15mm sprocket though. Not sure how I didnt have those considering I have several sets of allen/sprocket sets.

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#18 2013-01-13 11:15am

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Re: Common BMX tools I should have

framing hammer with waffle head.  how else can you get the dam stems off??


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#19 2013-01-16 4:47pm

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Re: Common BMX tools I should have

YankeeJim wrote:

dremmel. Helps with so many things. smile

You will never in your life use that allen wrench on a Bike..LOL


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