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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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    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.

    mfg Christian

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    Quote Originally Posted by cw0110 View Post
    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.

    vielen dank

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