Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Houston we have a problem
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The Right Tools!
I got a new set of Spin Doctor bike tools from Santa! And I also bought myself a new frame for my road bike to replace the old one i damaged which happened to get delivered a few days after xmas. So instead of taking the old bike and new frame/fork to the lbs to have them transfer everything, I decided to give it a go and see if I could manage it myself. Well, it took most of the day but I did it! Had to run out for a new brake cable and a new shift cable and I spent a lot of time adjusting the front deraillur, but other than that it was pretty easy. Having the right tools was the key. And last christmas Santa brought me a work stand so with that and the tools I was in bike mechanic heaven.
After i had everything done i had to bike over to the lbs to have them install a star-fangled nut in the new fork so I could attach the headset cap. I didn't have that tool (or a new star-fangled nut) and figured it would be a waste of money to buy a tool to use once. So for $8 they did it for me.
Man, after spending the past two years getting by with whatever standard tools i had laying around, it sure is nice to have the right stuff!
Thank you, Santa!