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tools required for mainteance

jsmcjsmc Posts: 4
edited September 2010 in MTB workshop & tech
recently bought a spcialized FSR XC copm 2009 bike

anyways i need somethings for maintaining my bike and was wondering if you could help me by providing links etc

bike brush
maintenance spray
chain lube
tyre levers
chain links
shock pump
chain splitter
spoke adjuster

if you can think of anything else feel free to tell me


  • cavegiantcavegiant Posts: 1,546
    some good quality allen keys are the most important thing. Do not get censored ones.
    Why would I care about 150g of bike weight, I just ate 400g of cookies while reading this?
  • Andy!Andy! Posts: 433
    Have a look at the kits.

    Casstte tool and chain whip would be good to add.

    And cone spanners.

    Could also put a torque wrench on your Xmas list.
  • CraigXXLCraigXXL Posts: 1,852
    Break your chain now and insert a missing link/power link to aid in cleaning.

    Quality allen keys, spare inner tubes and torx keys if you have any bolts that require them (brake rotors)
  • A decent maintenance book like Zinn's or Park Tools.
  • jsmcjsmc Posts: 4
    have allen keys in garage good quality and also torque wrench. Thinking more for tools on the move if out on bike etc
  • Andy!Andy! Posts: 433
    does your torque wrench go low enough for typical bike torques or is it more car orientated?
  • x-islex-isle Posts: 794
    +1 for the low torque wrench.

    Getting one that really works down under 10nm is critical for modern bikes.
    Craig Rogers
  • jsmcjsmc Posts: 4
    right before all the tech stuff where is bes tplace to buy items above i spoke about. More general maintenance and cleaning products
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    any shop. on the net or local.

    but that is a buying question and there is a forum for that.

    have a look in it and you will see lots of questions asking the same thing.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
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