I am going to post this before I leave on a trip for the holiday and hope for the best. I have a large selection of tools for automotive and motorcycles, but they do not all work for bicycles. I am changing my lifestyle and am getting into bicycles and want to do my own work 100%, but I want to know what are the best tools to buy in what order. I am not planning on starting my own bike shop, but I want to be able to do almost all of the work that could be done in a bike shop. I can work on anything, but I want to do it with the proper tools. I have a park tool mutli tool that I keep on my bike, but what do I need for the shop?
1. Bike stand for home use? Brand and Model I can weld up a good adjustable height stand for my garage and just buy a good rotating clamp, or would it just be as good to get an entire bike stand?
2. Hand tools once you get past the allen wrenches, screw drivers, standard/metric wrenches, tire tools?
3. Wheel truing? Is it something best left for the pro's, or can I become one rather quickly.
Your help will be greatly appreciated. I probably will not have internet access until Sunday afternoon/evening, but if I do, I will try and post responses if you have questions for me.