DAS UBER CLYDE
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: South Western Ohio
Bikes: Still Looking
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My sense of accomplishment was very short lived! After coming home and reassembling the front wheel, I tore into the rear wheel. The threads on the axle under where the freehub sits are completely flattened!
I'm not sure what caused this or why, but I'm definitely going to replace the axle, bearings (their trashed) and maybe the freehub as well. Still not 100% sure on that. Gonna ask a couple questions in the mechanics forum.
So if anyone is keeping tabs I've purchased the following from performance:
cone wrench set 29.99
cassette lockring tool 4.99
polylube 100 4.99
spokewrench set 11.99
So that's about $64 I've got in tools, and the only remaining tools I see myself buying are a 10 mm allen wrench (my biggest is 8MM), chainbreaker and the associated bottom bearing tools. Throw in another $15.00 if you want to include the wheel truing stand, but I didn't need to buy that, I could have used the bike, it was just a luxury.
I looked at buying one of those race team sets of tools, but I couldn't justify it as it had a lot of stuff you just don't need for working on these bikes. All in all I'll probably come out close to the $110 that the shop was going to charge me for labor, but I'll own the tools, and could probably make some money back working on my friends bike if I wasn't a softy and didn't charge people for working on anything.
My next big splurge will probably be a work stand, just for the coolness and simplicity. again it's not needed. A couple cup hooks and some rope would work fine.