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Help! Tool question....(9 posts)

Help! Tool question....ClydeTri
Mar 18, 2003 7:45 AM
I am tired of taking my bikes in for minor stuff, so, I am buying a workstand and going to start doing my own minor repairs..what tools do you guys recommend as the basic have to have tools? Dont mean brands, but which tools..I already have a pedal wrench, the plug to tighten cassettes, and the chain whip to remove them, plus the usual allen wrenches and normal tools one would use to work on cars..what are the basics I should buy? I dont at this time plan on building up bikes from scratch, just the usual small repairs. TIA
Hub wrench nmgtscottie
Mar 18, 2003 7:49 AM
'Cone' wrench. nmSpunout
Mar 18, 2003 7:53 AM
same as?ClydeTri
Mar 18, 2003 7:55 AM
Hub wrench and cone wrench same thing? for rebuilding hubs? Dont you have to have two of them?
yes, same. Yes, get two that fit, front + rear may be different.Spunout
Mar 18, 2003 7:57 AM
follow up stupid question...ClydeTri
Mar 18, 2003 8:00 AM
HOw does one know what sizes to buy? Is there a website that shows what sizes? I ride a mixture of hubs....
follow up stupid question...gtscottie
Mar 18, 2003 8:03 AM
No questions are stupid only the answers....The basic sizes are 15 to 13.
14, 15, 17 for Shimano stuff53T
Mar 18, 2003 1:05 PM
Get the proper tool for removing your BB. A good spoke wrench, get the right size, there are three different ones.

Wheel your bike into the LBS and get the mechanic (not he sales dude) to try all the tools he sells on your bike to see what fits where. Then just buy what fits.

Also a good long $25, 15mm pedal wrench is a nice time saver (and knuckle saver).
Don't forget the bottom bracket tool(s).... nmThe Walrus
Mar 18, 2003 12:38 PM