So here is my dilemma. Since going completely 'car free' a few months ago, it has become pretty obvious that I will now have to do all my own maintenance and repairs as well. It's not just that the bike shop is costlier, it is also much slower to the point where it's really not feasible for me to use them. Do you believe that I should buy tools only as I need them?; Or would it perhaps be better for me to spring for a 'tool kit' right from the start?
The way I see it, the 'kit' would probably be cheaper in the long run, but would require a greater up front investment. Another downside to buying a complete kit is that I would duplicate some of the (few) tools that I already have, and I might also get some tools that I never (or very rarely) end up using.
I would appreciate any advice based on your experiences.