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Old 04-25-09, 02:23 AM   #1
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Tool Kit?

I'm looking to buy a decent tool kit,
does anyone use these or know if they are good?

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/182...--41-Tools.htm
http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/182...--37-Tools.htm

If so which one? I'm thinking the 41 tools, as its cheaper than the 37?

(Reason why I stuck with price point, is I need an APO friendly website, and pricepoint is indeed APO friendly)

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might be cheaper to buy the tools separately / individually. ask your lbs how much for the tools you need.

when it comes to alan keys, i prefer the singles over those foldable things.
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just looking at that picture again:

i could get a complete set of wrenches (metric and SAE) for about 80$
hammers i have at home (i assume you would too)
screw drivers i have at home (i assume you would too)
the spoke key at my LBS is 5$
complete alan key set @ auto store (metric) = 10$
patch kit @ LBs is 3$
tire levers @ LBS is 5$
i can't remember how much the other bike specific tools were, though.
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I think it depends on what you need. There appear to be differences there, young Cheeto. Go through the list, see what's missing between the two, and decide if that's ok with you. I think if you buy piece by piece, you end up paying alot, especially since you would most likely have to buy Park tools that way, and they're pricier. I have a similar kit to these that I got at Performance. It's worked out just fine, but the chain breaker broke (ironic I know) and many of the tools I have never used.
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i've never seen a kit that I liked, i look at both those kits and notice that they both don't have a nice set of allen wrenches ie the p handled ones, just tri tools, i love my p wrenches so much, also who needs a full set of cone wrenches, a 13 and a 15 and your good, (and a 17 standard crecent from the normal wrench set) you also prolly only need the size spoke wrench, and alot of the tools are the annoying multi purpose ones insead of the shop quality stuff, I also don't see and external BB tool. Also if your running clipless pedals you prolly don't need a pedal wrench,

I went alacart on tools, I think its the better way to go
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Thanks for the input guys.
I noticed that as well, I got hammers and really good allen keys and I have hex keys for a socket wrench, All my tools are MAC so they are decent.
I was wanting the more bike specific, spoke wenches, cassette thing, crank puller those type of things.
cable/housing cutter is also a must.
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Thanks for the input guys.
I noticed that as well, I got hammers and really good allen keys and I have hex keys for a socket wrench, All my tools are MAC so they are decent.
I was wanting the more bike specific, spoke wenches, cassette thing, crank puller those type of things.
cable/housing cutter is also a must.
I'd go piecemeal and pick up tools on an "as needed" basis.
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