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#1 2012-02-13 7:11am

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What are the basic tools you need in order for repairs or to put a bike together.....I have so many power tools and stuff for construction but no mechanical tools except for a pedal wrench and a huge monkey wrench that fits around the stem.

what other tools are a must to have? I got some credit from the Depot and i want to get setup so I can have what I need whenever the time pops up

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BTW the depot does not carry a bike repair stand, lol wish they did bc thats first on my list

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#2 2012-02-13 7:49am

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a few different sized adjustable wrenches, and a muti allen key set

thats about as basic as you can get if you want to build a bike lol

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#3 2012-02-13 8:00am

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Do a search in the Catchall. There have been multiple threads about this topic.


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#4 2012-02-13 11:09am

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I'd have to agree that a few allen key sets would be a crucial addition. Get both metric and english too.


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#5 2012-02-13 2:26pm

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You of course mean "metric and standard" as the English use an entirely differant sizing called "Whitworth". I remember growing up and having metric for my Jap stuff, standard for my American stuff and Whitworth for my Triumph.

JAF wrote:

I'd have to agree that a few allen key sets would be a crucial addition. Get both metric and english too.

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#6 2012-02-13 2:40pm

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I did a search of "tools" in Catchall and didn't come up with anything specifically related to tools at all.

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#7 2012-02-13 2:46pm

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Make a bearing press. Best $10 you'll spend. Much better than a mallet and wood.

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#8 2012-02-13 2:55pm

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#9 2012-02-13 3:24pm

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I recommend hitting up the local bike shop and getting a Park Tools Third Hand brake tool,it'll make setting up brakes so much easier.


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#10 2012-02-13 5:32pm

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I want a bike repair stand and found one made by a company called RAD, its $30 on amazon

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#11 2012-02-13 6:58pm

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Basic tools as mentioned, but add some cone wrenches, a chain breaker and crank puller. Can't go wrong having a pedal wrench around either.


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#12 2012-02-13 7:04pm

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pretty much all i need is a park tool allen key set as well as the park tool allen key triangle 3 wrench, a 15 millimeter open ended wrench, park tool chain tool de-pinner for removing and resizing chains, plastic tire irons, adjustable crescent wrench with no teeth, spanner and spoke wrenches, and all your screwdrivers that you probably already have if your a contractor. Also a plastic or rubber mallet is always good to have as well as a threaded crank puller for the threaded type of cranks. I also have a designated socket extension idealy for the blunt tip to remove bearings out of the bottom bracket.......

Also, a good bike stand like park tool's helps alot for when you need to work on the bike using both your hands while the stands holding it. you dont realize how helpful stands are until you use one.

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#13 2012-02-13 7:22pm

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A good bike stand = Priceless


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#14 2012-02-19 3:21am

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BUY YOURSELF A SMALL CHISEL,RUBBER MALLET,ADJUSTABLE WRENCHES,ALLEN WRENCHES,SCREWDRIVERS,AND A CHAIN BREAKER IS A MUST!!!

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#15 2012-02-19 7:13am

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Just curious, what's the chisel for?


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#16 2012-02-19 7:55am

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itsdug wrote:

Just curious, what's the chisel for?

destroying wheels?

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#17 2012-02-19 7:50pm

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The following list of proper bike tools should cover all your basic needs:

Park Tool CT-5 chain breaker for shortening,or removing chains
Metric allen wrench set that has 5,6,and 3mm wrenchs
PARK RT-1 Headset Cup Remover
Park Tool HCW-5 Bottom Bracket Tool
Park Tool HCW-7 Bottom Bracket,and Headset Wrench (Old School BMX Size)
Park Tool SPA-2C PIN SPANNER-RED for slotted 1pc. Bottom bracket nut.
Pedal Wrench
15mm Wrench for 3/8 axles. I suggest Craftsman brand from Sears. If it breaks they will replace them in store for free.
19mm wrench for 14mm axles
15mm,an 17mm cone wrenches for most 3/8 axles
19mm,and 22mm cone wrenches for most 14mm axles
Y socket wrench for caliper brakes
Tire Levers

Bicycle Research Tools out of Concord,California makes the best quality low cost cup press that can be used on bottom bracket, and headsets.

Chisels should never be used on any bike. At least not for doing repairs.

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#18 2012-02-19 7:55pm

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Rich6372 wrote:

Chisels should never be used on any bike.

+100


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#19 2012-02-19 8:07pm

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itsdug wrote:

Rich6372 wrote:

Chisels should never be used on any bike.

+100

You take Your fully restored 1969 Camero into the local car shop,The mechanic walks over pops the hood,busts out a huge Chisel,and hammer,then heads straight for Your engine. What do You do?

Us the right tools for the job the 1st time. It will save You time,scars,and money in the long run.


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#20 2012-02-19 10:47pm

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CHISEL IS TO REMOVE RUSTY HEADSET CUPS AND BB CUPS WITH EASE!!!!!TRUST ME IVE BEEN DOING THIS A LONG TIME!!!!!

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#21 2012-02-20 4:31am

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No need to yell.


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#22 2012-02-20 10:14am

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i my self use is three different adjustible wrenches a 5,6mm allen key "wrench" a rubber mallet and 2 different size chanel locks but that it me


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#23 2012-02-20 5:14pm

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Re: Tools

spankdigga wrote:

What are the basic tools you need in order for repairs or to put a bike together.....I have so many power tools and stuff for construction but no mechanical tools except for a pedal wrench and a huge monkey wrench that fits around the stem.

what other tools are a must to have? I got some credit from the Depot and i want to get setup so I can have what I need whenever the time pops up

Thanks.

BTW the depot does not carry a bike repair stand, lol wish they did bc thats first on my list

The previous posts hit on most everything you would need.

In addition to all the gear previously mentioned, I'd add some leftover stuff from the kitchen. Old cookie sheets, muffin pans, and tupperware containers are great for keeping your parts organized while tearing them down.

I seem to always use up old towels, washcloths, and tshirts also.

There is one tool being left out of the conversation...

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#24 2012-02-22 4:16am

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saenz21 wrote:

CHISEL IS TO REMOVE RUSTY HEADSET CUPS AND BB CUPS WITH EASE!!!!!TRUST ME IVE BEEN DOING THIS A LONG TIME!!!!!

That's what a PARK RT-1 Headset Cup Remover is for. It don't get any easier then that. BTW I'm 39,I own a bike shop,and I started working on bikes by myself at age 12,Started working in Bike Shops at age 16. I was a Auto Mechanic by age 18,and was a Restaurant Chef by age 21. I know a few things about using the proper tools for the job. The wrong tools always take longer,and tend to make the job a mess.


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#25 2012-02-28 1:58am

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TAKES ME ALL OF 2 SECONDS WITH THE PROPER RUBBER TIPPED CHISEL YOU CAN BUY AT AUTOZONE FOR 5 BUCKS AS OPPOSED TO YOUR HEADSET TOOL THAT COSTS ABOUT A BILL,YOU HAVE THE PROPER TOOL BUT I DONT THINK THIS GUY IS GOING TO SPEND THAT CASH ON A HEADSET REMOVER????

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