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Old 05-23-10, 10:06 AM   #1
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REQ: low cost bike tools close to Germany

Hi,

I'm an american student in Germany. I would like to buy some bike tools. I want to know if I can buy tools in another country for cheaper. Someone suggested the Czech Republic. If anyone has any contacts or suggestions that would be great:

Here's what I'm looking for:

Must have:

cone wrenches 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
chain whips
chain tool (Chain breaker)
BB lock ring tool (Hook wrench)
spoke wrench 3.23mm (0.127-in), 3.30mm (0.130-in)
BB pin tool (Adj cup tool)
pedal wrench
Headset wrench 32mm
chainring bolt wrench
Shimano cassette tool
tire levers
suntour four-prong tool
Crank puller
cable cutters

Will buy if I can afford:

Fork crown Race milling tool
Head tube milling tool
steerer threading tool 1-in x 24 tpi
Headset press tools
fixed cup remover
honkin' big adjustable wrench

Bike parts:

R. derailleur, long-cage (to replace Shimano SIS Deore)
chain, 7-speed
Saddle
tubes, presta, 26x1.5, 700cx30
brake cables
derailleur cables
alloy headset, 1-inch threaded steerer
BB (Shimano Deore triple, 68-122.5 ISO)
Toe clips

THX
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Old 05-23-10, 01:15 PM   #2
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Why dont you try your luck there:http://www.uni-ulm.de/stuve/struktur...werkstatt.html
Seems to be something like an open bike workshop.
Save the money for the tools and invest in better bike parts.

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Why don�t you try your luck there:http://www.uni-ulm.de/stuve/struktur...werkstatt.html
Seems to be something like an open bike workshop.
Save the money for the tools and invest in better bike parts.

mfg Christian
No Offense, but this is the precise reason I want to buy my own tools.

The Fahrradwerkstatt is only open from 11:00 - 17:00 on Thursdays. These hours are not very good if you have to work during the day. This month there are two holidays that fall on Thursday so the Fahrradwerkstatt is only open two days in the whole month. The place is also a mess. It's full of junk bikes, parts, and trash. They don't have any frame tools. The one tool for adjustable BB cups was missing a pin. There are no cleaning supplies or rags.

I used to run a bike shop at my university. We were open AT LEAST five days a week and usually much later than 17:00. Members could come in anytime a mechanic was there. The only tools we didn't have were frame cutting and facing tools. We had a solvent tank and a rag service. We had an air compressor.

I figure if I buy a good set of tools I might be able to pay for them buy doing some repairs on the side.

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