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Workplace tool/spares kit.

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by GrahamG, 29 Apr 2008.

  1. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Right, I know this thread has been done before, but does anyone have any additions to the list below? I need to put together a load of basic tools and spares for all the cyclists here at work and I reckon £100 will be the limit.

    Tools:
    Track pump
    Allen keys (both the 'normal' and the tri-tool things)
    Cable cutters
    Pliers
    Screwdrivers
    Spoke keys
    Tire levers
    Spanner set
    Adjustable spanner
    Chain tool

    Spares/consumables
    Brake blocks
    Inner tubes
    Cables (outer & inner)
    Miscellaneous bolts/screws/nuts etc. (like SJS 'workshop sweepings')
    Oil/grease/copperslip

    Anything I've missed?
    BTW, I don't want to go into anything that your average joe can't/won't fix with cone spanners, crank extractors, chainwhips etc. as I intend to point people towards the LBS or offer to sort things for them with my own tools if possible.
     
  2. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    Location:
    London
    Brake blocks come in various guises so will be difficult to provide a catch-all - are they really necessary in an emergency supply? Same goes for cables.
    Grease may not be essential
    Don't scrimp on the pump - Blackburn Joe Blow is great for the extra few quid over the cheap options
    Baby wipes are essential for cleaning hands etc afterwards
     
  3. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Good point, especially as we have a very good bike workshop 5 minutes walk away.
    Cleaning! I'd completely forgotten that - I can get some disposable gloves, hand scrub, rags and baby wipes.
    The pump will definitely be a good one and I'll leave it in the car park (underground and secure) chained up for anyone to use at will.

    Cheers!
     
  4. This is all I can think of at the mo


    Tools:
    Track pump
    Allen keys (both the 'normal' and the tri-tool things)
    Cable cutters
    Pliers
    Screwdrivers
    Spoke keys
    Tire levers
    Spanner set
    Adjustable spanner (large and small)
    Chain tool
    Pedal spanner
    Cone spanners
    Headset spanners
    valve key
    Insulation tape
    Gloves (to keep your hands nice)
    Free wheel tool
    cassette tool
    Bottom bracket tool
    Chain whip
    Crank extractor

    Spares/consumables
    Brake blocks
    Inner tubes
    Cables (outer & inner)
    End caps
    Miscellaneous bolts/screws/nuts etc. (like SJS 'workshop sweepings')
    Oil/grease/copperslip
     
  5. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    are commuters really going to use half that stuff, especially if there's a good shop five minutes away?
     
  6. I dont know but if you are putting a workshop togever its a start.
     
  7. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Mostly just the basic stuff but people are lazy - I want there to be every possible bit of support for cyclists to cut out the number of potential excuses and to make up for the fact that I'm going to push like hell to get 5 car spaces taken out of circulation for cycle parking and car sharing :angry:.
     
  8. Wolf04

    Wolf04 New Member

    Location:
    Wallsend on Tyne
    A decent P Fairy Visit kit?
     
  9. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    I'm going to order about 20-30 repair kits to dish out to everyone.
     
  10. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    A nice selection of spare spokes?

    Joe Blow is Topeak isn't it?
     
  11. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    It is indeed - to the op, fwiw, Bikebits had the SKS RennKompressor track pump for £31 not so long ago...
     
  12. Landslide

    Landslide Rare Migrant

    Location:
    Called to the bar
    Zip ties?
    Socket set for tightening crank bolts.
    Crank extractor may come in handy if someone's chain gets stuck between the frame and chainset.
    A really big mug for your mechanic's tea! :angry:
    For hand cleaning I always use sugar and washing-up liquid, there's nearly always some about, and it saves on buying specialist hand cleanser.
     
  13. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Are you sure all that kit's gonna fit in your saddle bag?
     
  14. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    Location:
    London
    err yeah. right enough.

    I still don't think it's worth going past the basics. most of the tools suggested won't be used and most people won;t know how to use them. you just need the bits and bobs for 'tactical' fixes. Esp. if your budget is 100 quid (Pump is a quarter of that for starters)
     
  15. Crock of Gold

    Crock of Gold Guest

    Location:
    London
    If you're running short of filthy lucre do as I do and use a couple of teaspoons in place of tyre levers. They are of the right size, rounded and slightly tilted at the ends.

    I carry a couple of those with me.

    But don't let the other half know that you have purloined them. Mine gave me a right mouthful on finding out. Apparently they were part of an expensive set.