The Improbable Bulk
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
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A few additional tools will go a long way to get you what you need along with what you already have in the automotive space.
1) A chain tool
2) A cassette tool
3) A chain whip
If the rear gears are a freewheel instead of a cassette, there is a freewheel remover instead of a cassette tool, and no chain whip needed. The way to tell is to spin the cogs, and look at the splines in the middle. If they move, it is a cassette (which is newer/better) if it stays still, it is a freewheel.
Also, it would be good to have the appropriate sized spoke wrench to adjust spoke tension and true the wheels if needed, and cone wrenches to help in adjusting the wheel bearings etc when you repack the bearings. The cone wrenches are pretty much the same as typical open end wrenches, but thinner so that you can adjust the tension on the cones.
A bike shop would have all the tools you need, perhaps even in a kit.
Also, some locations (depending on where you are at) will have bicycle co-ops that will have any of the specialized tools you may need available to loan...
To be honest, unless you are going to work on bikes at least occasionally, some of the tools are probably not worth the expense. You can probably get the bike shop to remove and install the Casette for less than what it would cost you for the tools to do it yourself... but, you seem like a hands-on guy, so, there is that aspect as well.
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