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Postby cooper » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:45 pm

something that can do a reasonable level of work on the bike.
Park tools are nice, but expensive.

what is good, not to pricey?

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by BNA » Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:50 pm

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Postby Kalgrm » Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:50 pm

I know it's been asked (and answered) many times before, but like you, I couldn't find any decent threads on the subject of tool kits.

My advice is to just buy the things you need as you need them.

- A reasonable quality (~$30) set of metric Allen keys will do nearly everything you need on the bike, especially the 5mm one
- chain breaker ($15)
- cassette removing tool and a chain whip ($15 & $20)
- spoke key ($10)
- a set of tyre levers ($10)
- cone spanners if your hubs use cones ($15)
- Other tools as needed (BB tool, cable and housing cutters, crank puller, etc)

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Postby Kalgrm » Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:54 pm

Ah - here we go. Check out this thread.

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Postby m@ » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:47 am

Kalgrm wrote:My advice is to just buy the things you need as you need them.


+1

I bought a basic bike toolkit from Super-B without really thinking about it. While it's handy to have all my bike-specific tools in one box, I still find myself using the basic tools (spanners, screwdrivers, allen keys etc) I already had as they're much better quality. So for the same outlay, I could've bought much better quality bike tools as needed, and a $10 plastic toolbox to chuck 'em into.
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Postby Aushiker » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:06 am

G'day

You might also find this BicycleTutor.com video useful as well. Also to add to the suggestions made, maintenance manuals such as the Zinn ones include suggested tool lists for varying levels of maintenance.

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Postby chillbro » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:28 pm

Park tools are the best, but a Super B tool kit from torpedo seven should be ok.

Also, if you have quite a bit of carbon on your bike I would recommend a torque wrench.
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Postby plasmapuff » Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:22 pm

Torpedo 7 also has their basic kit on special at $35.

http://www.torpedo7.com.au/products/SBTOKNN93

Thought the general consensus I think is to buy better quality tools only when you need them, rather than get a generic cheap quality kit?
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Postby Aushiker » Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:28 pm

plasmapuff wrote:Thought the general consensus I think is to buy better quality tools only when you need them, rather than get a generic cheap quality kit?

Yep. That is what I have done/doing. I try to plan ahead a bit and pick up specialised bike tools from the UK, otherwise I have found Bunnings is fine for other tools.

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Postby cooper » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:13 pm

Hmm.

well i have a few bits already.
Parktools multi tool for my allan keys
Parktools spoke nipple tool

various good spanners/shifters.

Thing is i want to do another singlespeed conversion, doing all the work myself. so i need a lot of gear....

does anyone know a cheap place to get autosol?
also i got given a track wheel (front) that needs a real clean up and only has one set of bearings. where should i go to get more??
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Howto do it all

Postby ajh_ausnzcf » Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:37 pm

I thought I'd better post this in the more appropriate place :

In case someone hasn't yet heard of it, Barnett's Manual is an excellent book for doing all sorts of bicycle maintenance and repairs. From complex to simple tasks particularly well detailed. I've used it many times for doing things I never thought I might.

Barnett's Manual Internet Site.
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Postby plasmapuff » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:19 pm

Here's the link:

http://icelord.net/bike/
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Postby azzurribike » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:34 am

Or we could all spend a few bucks to keep the LBS in business, after all they really don't charge much to maintain your bike.

This recession is going to bite hard :( so I reckon spending with "LOCAL" business is the way to go stay away from the multi nationals etc.
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