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Is nashbar tool set decent quality?(5 posts)

Is nashbar tool set decent quality?rrjc5488
Aug 4, 2003 8:42 PM
http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=99&subcategory=1232&brand=&sku=3521&storetype=&estoreid=

I was wondering if anyone knew if this was a decent quality tool set, Im just looking to do basic tweaking, not open up a bike shop. thanks
Tools are definitely a "you get what you pay for" proposition.Matno
Aug 5, 2003 3:54 AM
I've heard plenty of poor reviews about those and other cheap tool sets. It only takes once or twice to ruin a cheap allen wrench, for example, and every time after that, it's ruining bolt heads. On the other hand, cheap tools will still usually get the job done...

Best place to buy tools is a pawn shop. You wouldn't believe how cheap you can pick stuff up. Not bike specific stuff, mind you, but some of the basics, like allen wrenches.
If you look at it the way I dogildomilo
Aug 5, 2003 5:21 AM
you are saving money even if the park BB remover is $20. If you take the bike in for a BB replacement they will get you for atleast 30$. That's 10$ the first time you change your BB and 30$ the second time you change your BB. You can't go wrong with good quality tools. There's a difference between Quality tools, cheap tools, and over the top expensive tools. Quality tools are definatly something to shoot for. I personally have acquired a mix of both Pedro's and Park Tools.
-Gil
the tool kit is OKweiwentg
Aug 5, 2003 7:07 PM
if you're working on ti bolts or the bolts on USE seat clamps, you need better allen wrenches. the cassette and BB tools were OK. the crank puller worked fine. spoke wrench: haven't tried. cone wrenches: fine, except that they don't have 17/18mm wrenches, which I had to use a few times. chain breaker: fine. tire levers: broke due to own stupidity. monkey wrench: kind of too small. monster wrench: fine. spanner: fine.
re: Is nashbar tool set decent quality?scary slow
Aug 5, 2003 5:05 AM
They are nowhere near the quality of Park or Pedros. For general wrenching around though it is definately worth the cost savings. I would go ahead and buy some decent Park hex wrenches as well since they are what you use most often. For occasional things like the botton bracket, hubs, or the occasional cassette swap you can't go wrong with the Nashbar kit.