Here are the specs for my 2004 Bianchi Axis.
I got some birthday money and I want to spend it on some tools for doing some overhaul and maintenance. Maintenance would definitely be first priority over replacing parts. I really haven't played with bikes since I was a kid so I'm looking forward to getting my hands dirty. I don't have a huge budget (<$200) so I want to get the most important tools at the best price.
I don't require a bike stand.
I don't require any general purpose wrenches, screwdrivers or allen keys and I think I have a couple of cone wrenches at home.
I already have a torque wrench.
I do want to get a chain cleaner so that's part of my budget.
Things I think I need:
1. Chain Whip
2. Spline Lockring Tool
3. Crank Exractor/Puller
4. Bottom Bracket Tool
Does my bike require any particular special version of the tools 2-4 above?
Do I really need a special chainring tool for removing chainrings? Can I make do with something else? I figure I can clean the chainrings well without having to remove them.
Do I really need a special pedal wrench?
How useful would it be to have a wire cutter and 4th hand tool?
Also my wife has a Giant hybrid bike which I think might have a freewheel and so I might need a freewheel remover.
Thanks for any help,