Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > > >

Rides and Races A place for posting group rides, races, and regional threads for the fixed gear and single speed forum.

User Tag List

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-25-06, 04:29 PM   #4451
sr20det
team mascot
 
sr20det's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Canada - Toronto
Bikes: gt gtb & marinoni pista special.
Posts: 1,264
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
a bike stand would be damn helpful. (something I am currently saving up for)
A parks home repair stand is pretty nice.
http://www.parktool.com/products/det...3&item=PCS%2D9

People have made their own from PVC piping found at home depot.
And as for tools, I just buy when I need.

I picked up a really handy tool which is a 15mm pedal wrench on one side and a 14 and 15mm for track nuts on the other end.

Maby get a truing stand as well?

*edit*nvm.

Last edited by sr20det; 04-25-06 at 04:36 PM.
sr20det is offline  
Old 04-25-06, 04:39 PM   #4452
sr20det
team mascot
 
sr20det's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Canada - Toronto
Bikes: gt gtb & marinoni pista special.
Posts: 1,264
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by somnambulant
Operator: Duty = $17.73, Taxes =$17.43, Handling = $5.00.
Thats the reason why I hate buying stuff on ebay / from the states. stinking customs and duties.
Anyways, my sputnik frame finally re-arrived again today and no duties on that this time, yay!
sr20det is offline  
Old 04-25-06, 04:39 PM   #4453
STEEKER
dam this is fun !
 
STEEKER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: on my bike ! in Toronto !!
Bikes: Hurricane Low Racer ! and a Masi
Posts: 1,988
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
a truing stand is one thing I want to get so I can do my own wheels that be cool
STEEKER is offline  
Old 04-25-06, 05:33 PM   #4454
eyefloater
Me talk pretty one day.
 
eyefloater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Toronto
Bikes:
Posts: 2,073
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Things I'd like:

PCS-4 repair stand
TS-2 truing stand
PK-57 toolkit
HK-129 toolkit*
CPN-2 chrome-plated nuts

*fantasy land version.
eyefloater is offline  
Old 04-25-06, 06:14 PM   #4455
operator
cab horn
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Toronto
Bikes: 1987 Bianchi Campione
Posts: 28,306
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by somnambulant
Got Rubino #1 mounted. Looks purty. Really need to re-do my bar tape now though. My stomach is telling me to wait until after supper for #2 however.

Operator: Duty = $17.73, Taxes =$17.43, Handling = $5.00.

Also. I'm want to buy some more tools. Beyond the little allen's and such, what would y'all suggest (Keith?). I'm thinking a lockring tool is probably a good investment, as well as better allen wrenches as opposed to the key-set I have now. What about a torque wrench? Oh, and a work stand too.. any recommendations/sources?
I'd just buy the tools when you need them. Also I went to the roadie shop up in Richmond Hill and surprise they actually had 7/32 bearings for a decent 20cents each! Wow.

You got gayed with the duties. Next time maybe do two seperate orders. The tax + handling I would've been prepared to pay but duties, man i'm going to firebomb the customs office (JOKE).

I've never needed a repair stand but you could go the DIY route and fashion one out of like pvc piping. There was a thread on some DIY stands here.

My folding rubino was surprisingly much easier to mount than the wire bead one I got from urbane. I do not like the excessive decalling for the label though. Makes me look a sponsored roadie (yuck).
operator is offline  
Old 04-25-06, 08:16 PM   #4456
sweep242
Spy Member
 
sweep242's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: k-town,On,Can.
Bikes: I have 4 of them,2 with fat tires & 2 with skinny tires & set of rollers
Posts: 1,165
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by somnambulant
I'm definitely into a trip to London as well... and double-definitely if it's on the magic bus.
Here Here that would kick ass.
sweep242 is offline  
Old 04-25-06, 09:45 PM   #4457
sr20det
team mascot
 
sr20det's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Canada - Toronto
Bikes: gt gtb & marinoni pista special.
Posts: 1,264
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by eyefloater
Things I'd like:

HK-129 toolkit*
CPN-2 chrome-plated nuts

*fantasy land version.
what are those last two on your droolful list?
sr20det is offline  
Old 04-25-06, 09:59 PM   #4458
eyefloater
Me talk pretty one day.
 
eyefloater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Toronto
Bikes:
Posts: 2,073
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Regarding the CPN-2 ... well, I just want chrome nuts. I like the ones I already have as well, so maybe I could just end up w/ 4 nuts. I think that would be pretty awesome actually.
eyefloater is offline  
Old 04-25-06, 10:03 PM   #4459
Ill Mitch
Fast and Danger
 
Ill Mitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
Bikes: A bunch
Posts: 1,056
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
^^^^ mmmmm

Those would be nice to have, how much do you think all of that stuff would cost?...

I have one of those park mechanic stands and it's great, really helpful for doing everything.
Ill Mitch is offline  
Old 04-25-06, 10:10 PM   #4460
veteran_youth
VELOTAKU
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 106
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How much does it cost? Well you have the BB chaser/facer which is about a grand, almost the same for the headset reamer/facer. Shop quality truing stand pictured (which isn't the best they make) about $400. So you are over 2 grand for only the 3 most expensive tools in that picture.

Andrew
veteran_youth is offline  
Old 04-25-06, 10:11 PM   #4461
eyefloater
Me talk pretty one day.
 
eyefloater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Toronto
Bikes:
Posts: 2,073
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ya, when the "tool kit" includes furniture it becomes a bit harder to claim the purchase isn't at all gratuitous.
eyefloater is offline  
Old 04-25-06, 10:24 PM   #4462
Ill Mitch
Fast and Danger
 
Ill Mitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
Bikes: A bunch
Posts: 1,056
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yea that's what I figured...

I can still dream
Ill Mitch is offline  
Old 04-26-06, 12:11 AM   #4463
shaq-d
been ridin?
 
shaq-d's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: toronto
Bikes: serotta cti
Posts: 598
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by operator
Good thing I don't have the cassette yet, that would've been not good.

Bicycle Specialites only open Fri/Sat? :|
well, you CAN use grease if you want. i do that to my campy freehubs. it won't ruin it and works fine and is quiet.

sd
shaq-d is offline  
Old 04-26-06, 06:57 AM   #4464
TRaffic Jammer
Dances With Cars
 
TRaffic Jammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
Bikes: TBL Onyx Pro(ss converted), Pake SS (starting to look kinda pimped)
Posts: 10,527
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
"....but honey, if I get all the tools I need then I will never spend that 200 bucks a year getting the spring overhaul again. Call it $4K and 200 bucks a year only twenty years to pay it off!!!!

oh oh oh and this from Rob Good at the track:

"Hi Andrew, we can accomodate up to 20 riders in a session. Fee is $20 for
the session (usually 2hours min.) and $10.00 bike rental. Look at the
calander on the site pick a Saturday that has racing at night and make
arrangements to come on down and have a "Blast"

Just let us know the numbers and date."
TRaffic Jammer is offline  
Old 04-26-06, 07:11 AM   #4465
sr20det
team mascot
 
sr20det's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Canada - Toronto
Bikes: gt gtb & marinoni pista special.
Posts: 1,264
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
sick! put me down for a "blast"
sr20det is offline  
Old 04-26-06, 07:22 AM   #4466
cavernmech
Jonnys ilegitimate Father
 
cavernmech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: toronto
Bikes: too many too list
Posts: 2,994
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by somnambulant
Got Rubino #1 mounted. Looks purty. Really need to re-do my bar tape now though. My stomach is telling me to wait until after supper for #2 however.

Operator: Duty = $17.73, Taxes =$17.43, Handling = $5.00.

Also. I'm want to buy some more tools. Beyond the little allen's and such, what would y'all suggest (Keith?). I'm thinking a lockring tool is probably a good investment, as well as better allen wrenches as opposed to the key-set I have now. What about a torque wrench? Oh, and a work stand too.. any recommendations/sources?
Do you have geared bikes as well as fixed? If so you might want to go for a tool kit. I sell a pretty sweet one for about $130.* end shameless plug*
Workstands are really nice...specially for us over 6 foot types. I like the Park deluxe clamps cause they are much easier to deal with and have an infinite amount of adjustability. I would go for one of the other stands rather than Park if you are going the cheaper/home mechanic route. The ones with a wind down type clamp are pretty nice, work with just about any size tube, and are not tons of $.

For working on fixed stuff a lockring tool is pretty much indispensable. Most of them are crap however. The only ones I like are from Campy or Hozan. If you want the REALLY nice version that you will never have a problem getting off a lockring....i recommend Hozan lockring pliers C-203. About $50 local full retail. Well worth it.
As for torque wrenches...I have 2 and use them VERY infrequently. Unless you are working on a lot of hi end components/suspension forks...i would not bother with one. But I do have a good handle on how tight things need to be after 20+ years of wrenching peoples bikes.
For nice allen keys (who was allen anyway?) I would go for Can Tire (Mastercraft) or something similar. They will replace them if you ever screw them up.

Most people I know who build wheels started off without a truing stand. If you have $ to burn go for it. If not Park makes a little doo-hickie that straps on to the fork/stay with a rubber strap and has a truing probe attached. Pretty sweet little thing. I personally don't like Parks truing stands. I have one of the old home models (discontinued) and it has served me well. The newer ones are crap. The pro models I find a pain to work with. without getting all Jobst Brant...I build tensioning drive side first...then doing the dish. You can't really do this with the pro Park models as they require you to keep the rim centered between the hub locknuts. Minoura makes a reasonable priced model...about $70 if memory serves. I am ordering the HOZAN (cue Gregorian Chanting) model for myself. It is the most heavy duty, bombproof, adjustable model going. Only $650 retail. YOWZERS!!
cavernmech is offline  
Old 04-26-06, 07:25 AM   #4467
cavernmech
Jonnys ilegitimate Father
 
cavernmech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: toronto
Bikes: too many too list
Posts: 2,994
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sr20det
sick! put me down for a "blast"
Put me down for a "blast" with a side order of "Hammer!".
cavernmech is offline  
Old 04-26-06, 07:29 AM   #4468
eyefloater
Me talk pretty one day.
 
eyefloater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Toronto
Bikes:
Posts: 2,073
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Truing stand in question:



Lock ring pliers in question:

eyefloater is offline  
Old 04-26-06, 07:30 AM   #4469
cavernmech
Jonnys ilegitimate Father
 
cavernmech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: toronto
Bikes: too many too list
Posts: 2,994
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh yeah....any idea what the Magic Bus will cost us.. other than our innocence?
cavernmech is offline  
Old 04-26-06, 07:31 AM   #4470
cavernmech
Jonnys ilegitimate Father
 
cavernmech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: toronto
Bikes: too many too list
Posts: 2,994
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by eyefloater
Truing stand in question:

AHHHHHHHH....AHHHHHH....AHHHHHHH!!!
cavernmech is offline  
Old 04-26-06, 07:33 AM   #4471
eyefloater
Me talk pretty one day.
 
eyefloater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Toronto
Bikes:
Posts: 2,073
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Moist towelette, sir?
eyefloater is offline  
Old 04-26-06, 07:34 AM   #4472
Offhoff
Tie me up, Tie me down
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Toronto
Bikes: The Brown Beast
Posts: 843
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That trueing stand looks sick, hey Cavern how much do you charge to build up a frame (well more to the point I need a headset and bottom bracket installed, maybe my cranks too) I should have my frame back by the end of the week and I've never installed a headset or BB before and I don't want to screw it up.
Offhoff is offline  
Old 04-26-06, 07:42 AM   #4473
cavernmech
Jonnys ilegitimate Father
 
cavernmech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: toronto
Bikes: too many too list
Posts: 2,994
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Offhoff
That trueing stand looks sick, hey Cavern how much do you charge to build up a frame (well more to the point I need a headset and bottom bracket installed, maybe my cranks too) I should have my frame back by the end of the week and I've never installed a headset or BB before and I don't want to screw it up.
B.B. and headset.....$25. I am heading out to Byers-Bush/Jetkote today if anyone has anything out there thats needs pickin up.
cavernmech is offline  
Old 04-26-06, 08:35 AM   #4474
cavernmech
Jonnys ilegitimate Father
 
cavernmech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: toronto
Bikes: too many too list
Posts: 2,994
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
[QUOTE=operator]
You got gayed with the duties. Next time maybe do two seperate orders. The tax + handling I would've been prepared to pay but duties, man i'm going to firebomb the customs office (JOKE).
[QUOTE]
If you are not prepared to pay duty on stuff...don't order from the States. There is a reason why duties are paid on foreign made goods shipped from the U.S.
cavernmech is offline  
Old 04-26-06, 08:38 AM   #4475
jeremywhitehorn
In Velo Veritas
 
jeremywhitehorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto
Bikes: Menonite black urbanite, probably enough spare parts to make anther one.
Posts: 3,013
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by operator
I'd just buy the tools when you need them. Also I went to the roadie shop up in Richmond Hill and surprise they actually had 7/32 bearings for a decent 20cents each! Wow.
is that good old silent sports? bought my first road bike there; one of the only decent shops in RH...
jeremywhitehorn is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:42 AM.