Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Gainesville/Tampa, FL
Bikes: Trek 1000, two mtbs and working on a fixie for commuting.
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You will need quite a few bike specific tools that might end up being costly including a chainwhip
, a lockring tool
, crown race tool
if you need a fork swap, headset press
if not integrated, headset remover
, chain tool
if no master link, etc. Some of these tools can be homemade, but I just wanted to let you know what you're getting into before you did - it might be less of a hassle and cheaper for a shop to do it, though way less fun.
Try searching through parktool.com and sheldonbrown.com for hints and tips.
PS, the tools I linked to are like the Snap-On of the bike world.... well, maybe S-K or Mac, so the prices may scare you, but they can be had for about half price using some store brands such as pricepoint.com's Torx branded stuff.
Last edited by z415; 10-24-08 at 09:45 AM.