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Old 01-08-2013, 01:45 PM
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Default Re: Special Bike Tools

Originally Posted by 2door View Post
Think Metric, first of all. Almost without exception any bike you buy today will have metric fasteners.
As for bike specific tools, cone wrenches come to mind. These are flat, thin open end wrenches designed to fit the bearing adjustment, cone, nuts on bike wheels. Another one will be the proper size crank nut wrench. This is used to disassemble or tighten the bearing nuts on the crank, (pedals) Many use a spanner nut in addition to a hex nut acting as a lock or jam nut.

The rest is pretty standard, screwdrivers, Allen wrench set, again in metric size.

That should get you started as far as tools needed for maintenance. When you start building custom bikes the requirements go up.
Good luck. Hope this helps.

Thanks Tom. Any suggestions on where to get these tools, and are there any particular brands to stay away from? I'm not opposed to purchasing a larger kit than I need right now as I find it to be more economical than buying individual tools.

I've been bitten pretty bad with these motorized bicycles, and would probably want to build a custom at some point. Advanced tool suggestions would be welcomed. Especially the ones that you just can't do the job without.

Thanks again,
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