I finally decided to retrieve my old Schwinn from the parking garage and it was covered in about 1/8" of grime. I cleaned it off enough to touch it without getting filthy and rolled it home on one wheel. I think no less than 10 people on the Metro made the fairly obvious observation that I had to back wheel.
Anyway, I got it home and started to take stuff apart. The bottom bracket makes a nice gritty noise as you turn the crank, the pedals didn't spin too well and the headset almost as bad as the bottom bracket. Here is the current state:
Now I have a few questions.
Everything in that picture was done with standard automotive tools. Since I haven't worked on a bike in years, my bicycle tool kit consists of a chain tool and tire levers. I'm going to replace the bottom bracket and headset but I want to make sure I have the correct tools. I'll need something to take the crank off and remove the bottom bracket, but there seems to be a wide variety of crank extractors and bb tools, and I'm not sure which ones I need.
The bike is 14 years old with a Shimano Sport LX crank and a Shimano bottom bracket. Could someone point me to the correct tools to remove and install the crank and bottom bracket? Links would be super helpful. Thanks all. It's been a long time since I've worked on a bike, so please bear with me.