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    should There be a tools of the trade forum?

    I have noticed that there is not a real place to discuss the tools, pumps, miniature and full size stands, workshop setups, and storage. There is just a couple here and there posts that I have seen. I know the Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets says it is about tools also but it is WAY too cluttered with all of the lights and lumens and gadgets and what not. I am just saying there should be a place for all those DIY people to talk about the tools that are worth talking about. I just think there are too many people that may want to find out about how to make a good home workshop and what tools to get or what stand to buy (or make). Basically I am saying the tech should be separate from the tools.
    Anybody think itís a good idea?

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    Bicycle Mechanics is the obvious place to discuss tools and workstands, etc.

    Maybe a forum devoted to Home Workshops would make sense.
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    sounds like a spiffy idea.

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    Dear #36:

    Look around a little more carefully. You will find two other forums, at this site, which cover the tools you are referring to.

    Bicycle Mechanics
    http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...ycle-Mechanics

    Framebuilders
    http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...-Framebuilders

    Framebuilders may use different tools than the average Bicycle Mechanic, i.e., hacksaws and welding equipment. I just want to have all the bases covered.
    The Bicycle Mechanics Forum should have a lot of posts about what tools to use. Maybe you could go to the Bicycle Mechanics Forum and start a thread,"Tools of the Trade", with your question, and hopefully, it will be made a "sticky" thread, so it always appears at the top of the list.
    Good Luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    Bicycle Mechanics is the obvious place to discuss tools and workstands, etc.

    Maybe a forum devoted to Home Workshops would make sense.
    Looks like our replies got crossed, at the same time. I think #36 is on to something, but I believe all that is needed is a "sticky" thread on the Bicycle Mechanic Forum.
    "Frame Builders" covers anything that would be in a "Home Workshop".

    In conclusion, I believe we do not need a new forum. But let's see if we can get a sticky thread started in Bicycle Mechanics, titled "Tools of the Trade". That would be nice.
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    Ahem,

    It seems that the Bicycle Mechanics Forum already has a few sticky threads, and that the "Tools of the Trade" issue has been outsourced to Park tool corporation.

    Try this link:

    http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help

    Drag the mouse to highlight a part of the bike, and click. You will instantly know which tools to use.

    I would like to be non-partisan, and give the link for the other major brand of bicycle tools, Pedros:

    http://www.pedros.com/products_tools.htm
    Last edited by hotbike; 01-02-11 at 10:42 AM. Reason: non-partisanship
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    I dont see any stickys like this on the Bicycle mechanics so i will try getting one started there. Also hotbike i like your idea about just a sticky thread, it makes more sense. i will copy this post to Bicycle mechanics and try to get a sticky started. If any of you want to help out over there that would be great.
    Thanks for the help!

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