Spec me a few tools

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by krisgoss, 22 Jul 2012.

  1. krisgoss

    krisgoss Active Member

    Hi all!
    I am just about to purchase a new groupset for my bike, and need some tools for the strip and rebuild.
    I have a "splined cartridge bottom bracket" currently, but will be using a Hollowtech II upon re-fit (if this is possible?)

    Sooo, I would need the two tools mentioned above, a chain whip and socket remover, and a cable cutter. Am I missing anything? And would you recommend spending extra on getting "Park" tools, or should a kit like the "Icetoolz" kit do the trick?

    Thanks for any recommendations
     
  2. Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    I got this toolkit for my birthday and it seems to be reasonable value for money http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bike-Hand-B...X13K/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1342943281&sr=8-4


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  3. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    Location:
    North Baddesley
    Don't buy a kit, just buy good tools when you need them
     
  4. Andy_R

    Andy_R Hard of hearing..I said Herd of Herring..oh FFS..

    Location:
    County Durham
    +1

    Buy what you need for your bike, instead of a kit which will have bits you don't need. Also, buy the best you can, that way you only buy once
     
  5. Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    Unfortunately I find I need a tool I don't own at an inopportune moment. That being said there are significant advantages to working at an engineering firm :smile:


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  6. OP
    OP
    krisgoss

    krisgoss Active Member

    Hmmm, I guess that I am leaning toward buying the tools separately as Andy and Numbnuts suggested, guarantee that I will forget to buy something though!

    Are Park Tools my best bet? Got a multi-tool and spoke wrench by them, and I am highly impressed with the quality, but they are expensive. Any other brands that are recommended or just buy Park Tools first as last?
     
  7. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    Location:
    lost somewhere
    Whatever you do, if you are getting a cable cutter, get a Park Tool one. A lot of the other brands get pretty ropey reviews. Have a look on the ChainReaction website to see what people think of various bits of kit..
     
  8. PpPete

    PpPete Guru

    Location:
    Chandler's Ford
    Not all Park Tools are good. I bought a Park 8/10mm open ended spanner (wrench) because I wanted that combination to add to a multi-tool which had only allen keys and screwdriver heads. It was the most cheaply made spanner I have ever seen, just stamped out of steel plate.

    BBB and IceToolz are both quite adequate.
    And for what it's worth I bought a unbranded cheapo cable-cutter which has a seen a lot of use over 3 yeasrs and still works just fine.
     
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