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HomeRecommended Tools and Supplies
XX = recommended
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General Tools Bicycle Tools Tools Assortment
Phillips Screwdrivers (#1 & #2) X XX XX
Flat Head Screwdrivers (7/32, 1/4, & 5/16) 
X XX XX
Standard Pliers       
X XX XX
Water Pump Pliers (channel lock, etc.)  
X XX XX
Needle-Nose Pliers 
X XX XX
Locking Pliers (small, medium - vice grip, etc.)               
X XX XX
Diagonal Cutter X XX XX
Hex Keys (2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, & 10 mm) X XX XX
Torx Keys (T7, T25, & T40 for disc brake maintenance & some chainring bolts) X
XX
XX
Metric Combination Wrench Set (6 thru 17 mm)    
X
XX
XX
Adjustable Wrenches (8 thru 12 inch) X
XX
XX
8-ounce Ball Peen Hammer    
X
XX
XX
Plastic, Rubber, or Leather Mallet X
XX
XX
Scissors          
X
XX
XX
Tape Measure (in centimeters & inches)   
X
XX
XX
Hacksaw Frame and blades (18 and 32 tpi) 
X
XX
XX
Utility Knife  
X
XX
XX
Awl  
X
XX
XX
Cold Chisels (for cutting or carving metal) X
XX
XX
Punches (for driving out or aligning things) X
XX
XX
Outside Calipers 
X
XX
XX
Small Magnet (useful for extracting ball bearings from components) X
XX
XX
Rubber Gloves    
X
XX
XX
Safety Glasses or goggles X
XX
XX
Floor Pump with gauge
XX
XX
Repair Stand  

XX
XX
Tire Levers
XX
XX
Pedal Wrench (long-handled wrench with strong jaws for removing and installing pedals)
XX
XX
Cone Wrenches (13 thru 19 mm for adjusting wheel axle bearings)  

XX
XX
Schrader Valve Core Remover (to fix slow leaks in car-type valves)   

XX
XX
Cable Cutter (cuts brake and shifter cables without fraying)
XX
XX
Third Hand Tool (for brake cable adjustments)
XX
XX
Chain Rivet Extractor/ Chain Tool (for removing, installing and repairing chains)

XX
XX
Cassette Lockring remover or Freewheel Remover that fits the cog(s) on your wheels

XX
XX
Chain Whip (for holding cassettes steady during lockring removal or to disassemble freewheels)

XX
XX
Spoke Wrench(es) that fit your spoke nipples

XX
XX
Crank Bolt Wrench or 14 mm socket and ratchet handle

XX
XX
Crankarm Remover

XX
XX
Chainring Bolt Spanner

XX
XX
Bottom Bracket Tool(s) (that fit your bottom brackets)

XX
XX
Headset Wrenches (if you have a threaded headset)

XX
XX
Suspension Pump (if you have air-sprung shocks)

XX
XX
Park Tool - Blue Book of Bicycle Repair and/or  Todd Downs - Bicycle Maintenance & Repair


XX
Stainless Steel Ruler (6 inch/15 cm)


XX
Solvent Tank (safe place to clean parts and store solvent)


XX
Truing Stand


XX
Vernier Caliper (a precise tool for checking component dimensions)


XX
Dishing Gauge (for centering the rim over the axle when building or truing wheels)


XX
Taps (for repairing threads; 5mm x 0.8, 6mm x 1.0, 7mm x 1.0, 8mm x 1.0 & 10mm x 1.0)


XX
Spoke Tension Meter (for measuring spoke tension)


XX
Tap Handle


XX
Dropout Alignment Tools (for repairing bent dropouts)


XX
Thread Pitch Gauge (for measuring threads)


XX
Headset Installation Tools (for installing headset cups and crown races)


XX
Spoke Ruler


XX
Derailleur Hanger Alignment Tool (for repairing bent hangers)


XX
Tapered Reamer (for enlarging holes by hand)


XX
Rear Triangle Alignment Indicator Bar (for checking frame alignment)


XX
Medium and Course round and flat files (for machining metal parts by hand)


XX
Electric Drill and drill bits


XX

Bondhus Hex Keys (hex keys with a ball-shaped end ideal for working in tight spaces; 2 thru 6mm and 8 and 10 mm



XX
Inside Caliper


XX
Torque Wrench


XX
Grinder with wire wheel


XX
Hex Key Bits (to fit torque wrench; 4, 5, 6, & 8 mm)


XX
Air Compressor with blower attachment (simplifies tier inflation and grip installation)


XX
Snap Ring Pliers


XX
Lockwire Pliers and Lockwire (for securing disc brake hardware and for wiring mountain bike grips in place)


XX
Tubing Cutter


XX
Hydraulic Disc Brake Bleed


XX
RECOMMENDED CLEANING SUPPLIES
Clean Rags (for drying bike with, polishing and to clean the chain and oily components)
Green Scrubby (for cleaning the side of the rims)
100 Grit Sandpaper (for sanding the brake pads)
Cleaning Brushes for bicycles
Chain Scrubber
Simple Green (for cleaning the bike & de-greasing drive train)
Spray Bottles (for simple green & other liquids)
Pedro's Bike Polish
Furniture Polish
Triflow Lubricant (any chain lubricant of choice NOT WD-40)
Baby Powder/Talcom Powder (for new tires and tubes)
Mink Oil for saddles
Bicycle Bearing Grease (for non-sealed bearings)