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hi guys we all know there there is nothing as important as using the right tool for the job

I have tried to sercive most things my bike my self but sometime i just cant because i dont have the tools to do so. I am just using my multitool

 

I have checked out some toolkits online but some just seem to over priced

This parktool set is going for 2963.38 ZAR online at CRC

 

 

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What is the minimum you wil need to do a rebuild ?

And also what are you guys using ?

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To build a bike you will need:

 

Torque wrench and bits

Cable cutters

BB cub tool

Grease/carbon paste.

 

 

 

To service a bike you will need additional:

Cone spanners

bleed kit

big ass socket for the fork (think it's a 26)

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Nothing wrong with a multitool. I do most of my stuff with one. Can't be bothered dragging the toolbox out from under the stairs.

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Get a set of (Stanley) Allen & Torq keys from Builders warehouse for a start.

 

Also a mallet (soft head)

 

Set of spanners are a good investment. Gedore not the cheapest but will last a life time. Other el-cheapo Chrome Vanadium sets going, but buy at your own peril. You can get a very good Gedore tool box for about R2500.

 

Park Tool or BB Spanners as needed (Pedal, BB)

 

Cable cutters are a must.

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CRC have a set for 535.00 ZAR with postage

 

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box includes

• Workshop Tyre Levers

• Chain Whip

• Shimano Compatible External BB Spanner

• Pedal Spanner 15mm Box Wrench with 14/15mm socket end

• Shimano Style Hollow Tech 2 Tensioning Tool, features unique twist top for extra grip

• Ball Ended Allen Keys (2, 2.5, 4, 5, 6)

• Flat Bladed Screwdriver

• Philips Head Screwdriver

• 2 double ended Cone Spanners (13, 14, 15, 16mm)

• Chainring Bolt Tool

• Puncture Repair Kit

• Spoke Key 3.2, 3.3, 3.5

• Crank Extractor

• Cassette Tool

• Splined BB Tool

• Torx L Wrench

• Chain breaker Tool, with replacement pin

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What is the minimum you wil need to do a rebuild ?

And also what are you guys using ?

 

I just built up a MTB which I recieved from CRC in about 6 parcels.

I needed a Crank Bros Multi Tool (which nicely fits in cycling shirt pocket), a Hollow BB tool, plastic tire levers and a cable cutter .

Thats all you need.

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It's actually better to buy your tools as you need them. You'll pay less for the non cycling specific tools by going to Builders etc. Only buy the best if you can afford it.

 

Save up and buy a decent digital torque wrench.

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hi guys we all know there there is nothing as important as using the right tool for the job

I have tried to sercive most things my bike my self but sometime i just cant because i dont have the tools to do so. I am just using my multitool

 

I have checked out some toolkits online but some just seem to over priced

This parktool set is going for 2963.38 ZAR online at CRC

 

 

post-10453-0-77915500-1309168251.jpg

 

 

What is the minimum you wil need to do a rebuild ?

And also what are you guys using ?

I think the duty on tools is 40% so do your homework!

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Rather buy the tools individually.

There are several on those kits that you don't need or won't use. (the cheaper kits often use bad quality materials, so you chuck 1/2 of it away)

Park Tool is not the most well priced brand, so shop around and you dont have to buy cycling specific brands either - allan keys, screw drivers, pliers, spanners etc.

If you are going to do this often and be serious about it, get a torque wrench.

A workstand does make life easier.

Add some music and beer to your shopping list.

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This is my bicycle workshop and general workshop, as you can see from the different brands I bought as I needed them. I started with a no 13 Gedore socket in 1972. Stay away from the kits. I was still busy unpacking the tools in our new home and all are not placed yet.

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CRC have a set for 535.00 ZAR with postage

 

post-10453-0-79089300-1309176233.jpg

 

box includes

• Workshop Tyre Levers

• Chain Whip

• Shimano Compatible External BB Spanner

• Pedal Spanner 15mm Box Wrench with 14/15mm socket end

• Shimano Style Hollow Tech 2 Tensioning Tool, features unique twist top for extra grip

• Ball Ended Allen Keys (2, 2.5, 4, 5, 6)

• Flat Bladed Screwdriver

• Philips Head Screwdriver

• 2 double ended Cone Spanners (13, 14, 15, 16mm)

• Chainring Bolt Tool

• Puncture Repair Kit

• Spoke Key 3.2, 3.3, 3.5

• Crank Extractor

• Cassette Tool

• Splined BB Tool

• Torx L Wrench

• Chain breaker Tool, with replacement pin

 

Please don't let the fact that the expensive and the cheap tools are blue mislead you in any way

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Anyone care to add to this?

 

Torque wrench and sockets

BB tools

Cassette tools

 

I think that will kill the R1200 budget and will still need a cable cutter

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my budged for the month for my tools is about R1200 .. how far up the hill will that get me ?

 

I was stingy when I bought my first tools. I have junked them since and bought better quality tools ideally suited for the job. Do not make that mistake and rather buy the CORRECT items in increments. You will not reggret that.

 

What is your first priorities with bike repairs or service?

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