So, uhh...What's in Your Toolbox?
Hello. I wanna know what you keep in your toolbox. In fact, I wanna know what the box itself is, too. I'm looking to put one together that I can have around the house and keep in the car for group rides, etc. I'd like to have some ideas from you folks. Begin ^_^.
Tackle box with a tray works very well. The size is up to you.
Cool. And what do you consider to be the essentials that you keep within?
Originally Posted by the-one1
two small parts boxes, one for road other for MTB.
two sets of allen wrenches, one L and the other P
torx wrenches T7-30
Wire rope cutters for housing and cable
Knipex alligator pliers
flare nut wrenches 8-11mm double ended
modular bearing press
Hanger Alignment Gauge
Torque wrenches, one for small stuff another for BB's and cranks, along with sockets
chainring bolt tool
BB tool for OBD, screw square taper and ISIS they should get with this decade.
3 small sets of pliers for different things
master link removal tool
Custom 15mm allen for Shimano freehub bodies.
That's about it, off hand anyway. I keep it all in a Chicago case that's got pockets for everything and makes working out of it about the same as having everything on a pegboard in a shop. Definitely overkill for being a good riding buddy but I pick up the pieces when that guy can't deliver.
old vid of my tools and work supplied tool box. i have a pelican case but i need to figure out a way to mount organizers or palettes in them. i don't want to spend a lot on palettes because i got the case for free
That's quite the carry case, Customfab...ultimate riding buddy. That just about covers it and some. I have a lot of the things listed and bring along my spare park truing stand for trips.
Always good to have spare parts on hand for the car kit as well.
And if you tool folks were going to buy a new toolbox or bag to put all your treasures in now, and with some portability in mind, which would it be for you?
I'm looking on Amazon.com right now and they have an enormous amount of them. Some of the bag-style ones look amazing, especially for putting in the car. Example:
Custom LeatherCraft 1539 18 Multi-Compartment Tool Carrier - Amazon.com
I want to know your opinions! Thanks for your help.
I run something like this with a winged pallet. Bags aren't bad but they don't hold up well on the airplane, something that's fairly important to me.
I keep my tools well organized in a fairly large plastic toolbox I bought at Home Depot. My tool set has built up over the years with tools and parts that work for the bikes and components I've owned. I add more tools as I learn how to do more advanced repairs. This kit travels well and has what I need almost every time.
Allen wrench set
Bottom bracket tool
pliers adjustable and needle nose
various lockring, bottom bracket, freewheel keys - Shimano stuff, octalink, XT
big adjustable wrench
Tubeless measuring cups and injector
Screwdrivers (phillips and flat heads)
set of Spoke wrenches
spares and repairs:
tubeless valve stems
computer sensors, mounts, magnet.
Headset and bottom bracket spacers
Last edited by repoman; 07-19-2013 at 10:05 AM.
I use the tool box that came with my park pro tool kit.
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