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Old 01-23-2013, 05:08 PM   #6
lvan
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That toolkit looks pretty sweet, but I can't find the price

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Originally Posted by calegrant View Post
Hey, congrats on doing your own work. I usually just take my Giant to the shop I picked it up at, but occasionally I'll do some adjustments myself.

Do they offer a kit? Kits for bikes are usually quite simple, so it keeps the cost down from buying tools individually and you don't get swamped with a kit that is half full of unnecessary tools. The go-to brand for most shops seems to be Park Tool, but I'm sure other brands would be fine. Pick up a cheaper basic set, then get your own cable and housing cutters and you should be good to go. A basic kit should include all the essentials like a chain whip, cassette socket, bb tool and pedal wrench. Most other tools are not really bike specific, and unless you're doing major overhauls you should be fine with something simple.
wELL, decided to work on my bikes because I took it a few times to skiies and bikes, and I always found some kids working on my bikes.
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