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    Pro Shop tool on budget

    Any suggestions of where to buy a full shop tool kit for the best price.

    I am in need of a truing stand, dish guage, tension meter, cone wrenches, freewheel removers, headset press, bearing press.

    My main work will be vintage bicycles.

    Any tips appreciated. I'd love to get all I need for under 3,000$

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    ask around town at other bike shops. they probably know of one going under. bike shops go under all the time.

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    That shopping list can be had for under 1k at full retail.

    truing stand, dish guage, tension meter = 300
    freewheel removers = 20
    headset press, bearing press = 300

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    Is this for a hobby? How often will you be using your tool set? The more often you use it, the more you should invest. I have a light hobby of fixing bikes, and I'm doing fine with a bike stand and a truing stand that are less than professional quality.

    Check the sales on nashbar.com. I see they're currently having a sale on tools.

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    The question about purchasing a tool-kit v. buying the tools you need one (or 3) at a time was just gone over exhaustively in this thread:

    Park Tool kit vs. piecemeal

    I suggest you read it before you buy.

    Happy Trails!
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    Only panthers007 is stupid enough to believe that this is a good idea.

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    How about this... Park Tool's MK-187. Not for a person on a budget though. I drooled when I saw this for the first time

    http://www.parktool.com/products/det...=6&item=MK-187
    Last edited by rishardh; 02-10-09 at 07:36 PM.

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    You would be paying for the Park name on many of the tools there. Such as screwdrivers, hex-wrenches, and box-wrenches. You can find equal (or better) quality at your local Sears store - for less money.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cateye View Post
    Only panthers007 is stupid enough to believe that this is a good idea.

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    If you can find a shop that will sell you wholesale, the whole, everything but the kitchen sink, park tool set comes in around that price.

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