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  1. #1
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    Must have tools for new biker

    So I've figured out so far a couple tools that fit into the must have category.
    Multi tool(park mtb3)
    General Allen wrenches, screw drivers
    Chain breaker( on my mtb3)
    Repair stand( going to build one after a home depot visit)
    Chain cleaner on the way( park cyclone
    Also have a normal pump, mini pump, and tire levers and tube patch kit along with spare tube.

    I want to be able to do all basic cleaning and service expected in normal biking. I took my wheel to the lbs to have it trued. Something i probably won't be venturing into for awhile. Anyother tools or accessories I should get? Once I found out about the chain cleaner I was so excited there was an easy effective way to Clean Chain and cogs. Thanks.

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    I would recommend a couple things to have on hand at home:

    Bicycle Grease - A lot of bolts will require greasing the threads to get proper torque. The Park Tool Poly Lube 1000 is the standard for most shops. You can get specific greases for different parts (bearings) that will act differently in different conditions (cold, wet, high speeds). Get a short bristle paint brush to use to spread on bolts bearings etc as opposed to using your fingers.

    A chainwhip and lockring tool may be a good idea if you plan on doing any work to your hub.

    A set of Nitrile Gloves are also a great buy, especially if you are going to be cleaning your dirty chain a lot. Chain grime is a real pain to get off your hands especially if you don't have any of that citrus hand cleaner with pummus you can find at auto stores. [edit] Nitrile gloves will not be eaten away with strong degreasers or solvents.

    If you have carbon on your bike (handle bars etc) you are going to want to invest in a torque wrench.

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    Re: Must have tools for new biker

    Thanks, I'll look into those. No carbon but I'll probably get a torque wrench anyway.

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  4. #4
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    I'd had spare chain master link or pins depending on the chain, chain gauge, shock pump some duct tape and a dollar bill (good as a temp patch for a sliced tire).

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    A pedal wrench, simple grease gun, pliers, good sized adjustable wrench, and a pocket knife.

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    Don't forget the bottle opener!
    "Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth"
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    Must have tools for new biker

    Pick up a Quick Stick. Best tire changing tool on the market. 6 bucks and its lightweight. I usually have 2 or 3 of them around and one in my pack.

    Good luck

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