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    what misc. tools and supplies will i need to build a bike?

    I'm waiting on a bunch of parts to build an IRO fixed gear beauty.

    I'm wondering what tools and supplies I'll need. I have:

    chain oil
    chain tool
    screw drivers
    allen wrenches
    chainring install parktool

    I know I'll need:
    makeshift headset installer


    what grease do you recommend for chainring and headset?

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    If you don't know what supplies you need to build a bike you may find more challenges than a list of tools.

    Getting assistance involves some responsibility on your part to research and learn enough to understand correct part names and functions, rather than expecting others to figure out what you mean by "chainring install park tool" and why you would want to grease a chainring.
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    Please take the time to post clearly so we can answer quickly. All lowercase and multiple typos makes for a hard read. Thanks!

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    Oil- yes
    Chain tool- I hope not but many manufactures don't size a chain well. But then they don't pack extra links...
    Screw drivers- Yes
    Allen wrenches- yes
    Chain ring install park tool- Unsure what you mean. Usually the allen wrenches are enough to deal with chain ring bolts...
    Grease- Good bike stuff. The brand is not the deal. The use and future maintainance is the deal. Like body soap, it's not the brand but the periodic use...
    Headset tools- Don't assume that the head tube is well prepped. Confirm the ends are square and the insides are reamed. Then worry how to press the cups tight without damage.
    Do you have a relationship with a local shop? Sounds like you'll might be needing to fall back on them... There's a bunch more to building a bike up then what you've asked. Andy.

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    You'll also need a crank puller and a bottom bracket tool which depends on the kind of bottom bracket. You might as well get now a chain whip and cassette socket, they're cheap. When you shove the race down on the fork you'll need a special tool; you can buy one but they're kind of pricey compared to a pvc pipe just the right size.

    The fender-washer headset press works, or it did for me anyway, but be sure to get a lot of stout fender washers, and make sure they're big enough.

    You'll also need something to cut cables without mutilating them too badly, and the cable housing.

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    mmk good start. i meant bottom bottom bracket tool, vocab all there yet. theres a local shop that has time each week where you can go in and use their stuff, i'll probably just bring it there if/when i get stuck.

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    I forgot, the pipe cutter for the (aluminum) steering tube. Just get a cheap one. This is all aluminum right, not a carbon frame? You can get by without torque wrenches on aluminum but probably not carbon fiber, not on the first try.

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    Whatever tools you decide to buy don't skimp on quality. You may not need the finest professional-level tools but poor-quality ill-fitting tools are no bargain. You will pay for them again and again in damaged components, barked knuckles and aggravation. Then you will end up replacing them with the tools you should have bought in the first place.

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