Homemade Bike Tools

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  • 12-10-2012
    crux
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    Homemade Bike Tools
    Sometimes the standard off the shelf tools just do not work right. Over the years I've fabricated quite a few. Playing with the camera this evening and snapped a pic of the tools. They are nothing fancy but do the trick.

    25mm (6061) & 12mm (Brass) axle adapters
    3/16" Internal nipple driver (Standard deep socket turned down on the lathe clearing the rim)

    Lets see pics of other handmade bike tools.
  • 12-11-2012
    customfab
    My home made tools where good enough I started selling them. Truing stand adaptors, lock ring tool, bearing press and more to come.
  • 12-11-2012
    sasquatch rides a SS
    I've made a couple different nipple drivers out of old spokes. Can decrease the amount of headaches involved with building a deep dish wheelset. :thumbsup: Here's one of them.

    http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/.../SpokeTool.png

    Marpilli also reminded me of something. Made a repair stand clamp out of a pipe clamp. There's a thread on it around here somewhere..

    http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/...lampfinal2.jpg

    http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/...0110121132.jpg
  • 12-11-2012
    reptilezs
  • 12-14-2012
    marpilli
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by customfab View Post
    My home made tools where good enough I started selling them. Truing stand adaptors, lock ring tool, bearing press and more to come.

    I've seen pics of your lock ring tool and it's awesome.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by reptilezs View Post
    rim wrench

    That's a great idea! :thumbsup:


    I've not done anything extraordinary. Built a work stand (that's a tool, right? :) ), split-tube headset remover, fork bushing extractor. Bad Mechanic was kind enough to help me out on building a bushing installation tool.
  • 12-16-2012
    SoCalAl
    I don't have a picture, but my headset cup removal tool is an old flat handlebar that I made three cuts into the end and bent out the resulting tabs. It's really ghetto but it works. And my headset cup installer is a long piece of all-thread, some nuts and a bunch of washers. It works reasonably well.