I am ready to start making some of my own minor repairs. I don't want to invest all at once in a bunch of tools. I basically want to be able to do some of the more novice types of repairs. I presently have standard work tools in my garage along with a couple bike multi-tools. One also has a chain tool but i think it might not be very good. I have had a hard time replacing pins with it so far anyway.
I can adjust my deraillers and am now ready to tackle other tasks. Last week i repacked my rear hub. Yeah!!! I know that i need a lockring removal tool to remove the cassette. I have an old chain that i plan to use for a chainwhip. I also have a bench vice. I also plan to get some brake and derailler cables and cable cutters.
What else do i need to get for novice repairs? I am not ready to tackle things like bottom bracket and headset yet. Although once more comfortable, i will. Also i was wondering if there are any small parts to keep on hand. In my line of work, i carry a tackle box with lots of odds and ends to repair things.
What odds and ends do i need for the bike? Where can i get ball bearings online? etc. Any tips would be appreciated.