I plan to assemble a touring bike, and I am currently considering components. With this in mind, I would like to buy and use only those components that minimize use of special or heavy tools. For example, threadless headsets can be adjusted with allen wrenches while threaded require large wrenches, so in regards of minimizing needed tools to carry while on tour, the threadless headset is more convenient.
Can you add to this list components (make/models) that can be serviced with simple tools? Here's a short list:
1. Threadless headset requires allen wrench (vs. larger wrenches for threaded)
2. Self-extracting bolts for crank arms eliminates need for crank arm extractor
Any other components that minimize needed tools when compared against older or traditional component designs?