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Bike Service & Tools

peterthedrummerpeterthedrummer Posts: 11
edited March 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
I want to save money by serviceing my mountain bike myself but I don't know what a bike shop does.
Also can anyone recormend any type of tool I will require to do the job I already have
Pedal spanner
Hex keys
Chain whip
Chain hook
Chain wear indicator
Rubber mallet
Long nose pliers
Cable Cutter
Repair Stand
Floor Pump


  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Depends on the bike and the parts fitted, and how deep you want to service.

    What is the bike?
  • gtd.gtd. Posts: 626
    Depends on what you have fitted to the bike for instance are your hubs cup and cone? for which you'll need cone spanners to strip grease and adjust or sealed bearings?

    What kind of bottom bracket have you got? I tend to regrease mine (external cup sealed bearing kind)
    Mountain: Orange Patriot FR, SubZero & Evo2LE.
    Road: Tifosi Race Custom.
    Do it all bike: Surly Disc Trucker 700c/29er
  • this is a link to a picture of my bike hope this helps. If u require a better picture than let me know
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    Read Parktools and tick off from your list the tools needed for the jobs.

    Also the list of tools in the FAQs might help.
    "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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