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    Weekend warrior Telix's Avatar
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    $49.95 rolled tool kit on Nashbar - quality?

    I just built up my first bike and currently own the following tools:

    - Good socket set and screwdrivers
    - Hex set
    - 1/8" Chain whip
    - Lockring wrench
    - Chain tool

    I saw that this toolkit is on sale: http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...u=15348&brand=

    It has some things I already own, but one can always use more hex wrenches. I'd basically be duplicating the Park Tools chain tool I just bought, and getting a 3/32" chain whip out of the deal (although I really don't need that). I do get the following useful tools that I'd probably own eventually:

    - BB tool
    - Crank puller
    - Spoke tool
    - Better tire levers
    - Pedal wrench

    So essentially I'm asking: is this still a good deal and are the tools good enough for a non-professional?

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    me have long head tube TallRider's Avatar
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    Most stuff that Nashbar sells work just fine. I don't have experience with their tools specifically, but if the tools that you'd get are worth the money to you, buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telix
    I do get the following useful tools that I'd probably own eventually:

    - BB tool
    - Crank puller
    - Spoke tool
    - Better tire levers
    - Pedal wrench
    Since you already have lots of tools, I'd recommend just buying the 5 tools you listed separately if that's all you'll add by buying the kit. For the $50 you spend on the kit, you can definitely buy what you've listed and get better quality than the kit. In general I think kits are good deals (I have the Spin Doctor $100 kit from Performance), but you won't be adding much with the kit you listed, so unless you need duplicates of tools, just buy the missing tools individually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telix

    So essentially I'm asking: is this still a good deal and are the tools good enough for a non-professional?
    Yes. I have an off-brand tool kit (ascent?) and the tools work fine. Park will last longer and are a lot nicer, but will cost more.

    Spend some money on a nice work stand You will really enjoy the time and effort it will save you.

    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...gory_ID=4216##

    This one is nice for the money, although you can't tell by the photo.
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    Nice stand, no doubt. But this one is more than adequate for a home wrench.
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    If those are the only tools you are in need of right now, I'd suggest looking on ebay. I just won an auction with a chain tool, pedal wrenches, spoke wrenches, and some other stuff for $9. I have about the same needs as you, and I see a lot of good deals on ebay for the stuff.

    The only thing that you may want to buy retail is a nice hex set. Performance bike has a $20 set that looks good.

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    I bought the $100 Performance team tool kit, and it literally had everything I needed, including a full set of cone wrenches (which is expensive to buy solo). I think it was totally worth it, and I can't imagine that you'd see a vast difference in tool wear between Park and Nashbar for the amount of repair you're doing.

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    I got the big Nashbar tool kit for Christmas. It has everything I need and then some, and I had a few tools already. I'll get back to you on the quality. My father is a master truck and tractor mechanic, and he thought these would help with my home repairs, as I have a well stocked shop at work.
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