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    advice re: bike assembly

    Hello,

    I will be starting the assembly of my bike soon and I would like to hear your tips/advice before I start the build.

    I am fairly confident that the build will be straightforward, but I do have a couple of concerns, and I wouldn't like to damage any components through ignorance.

    My focus for now is what specialized tools do I need.

    As far as I can see the only critical areas are:
    - cutting the steerer tube (I will not cut this for a while yet so this is not an issue currently)

    - the bottom bracket. even though the bottom bracket comes fitted on the Sherpa frame-set, I would like to know what tools are needed/recommended for removal and installation of this square taper bottom bracket?

    - the crankset. I need to know what tools I need to install/remove the sugino xd300 square taper crank-set

    - the cassette. I need to know what tools I need to install/remove the Shimano XT cassette to/from the XT hub

    I can purchase the common tools like allen keys, spanners, etc no problem, but I've been looking at the Park Tool repair help guide and there are a selection of tools recommended there.

    So what tools do you use/recommend that I can also bring with me on tour. Preferably handy and not too heavy or bulky.

    thanks,
    Collie
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    If your Sherpa is a steele frame, rustproof it before you mount any hardware. I used J.P. Weigle spray. I left facing the bottom bracket, cutting the steerer tube and pressing in the headset bearings to my trusted mechanic as the investment for the neccessary tools isn't worth one-time use, and I lacked the expertise to do these critical jobs in the first place. Don't want to screw this up!

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    by rustproof are you talking about the unpainted sections of the frame? for example the interior of the tubing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Collie
    - cutting the steerer tube (I will not cut this for a while yet so this is not an issue currently)
    I just use a pipe cutter like this one. You can probably get one cheaper at the hardware store.


    Quote Originally Posted by Collie
    - the bottom bracket. even though the bottom bracket comes fitted on the Sherpa frame-set, I would like to know what tools are needed/recommended for removal and installation of this square taper bottom bracket?
    You need a bottom bracket tool. It is a cheap tool and worth the investment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Collie
    - the crankset. I need to know what tools I need to install/remove the sugino xd300 square taper crank-set
    You need a crank puller.

    Quote Originally Posted by Collie
    - the cassette. I need to know what tools I need to install/remove the Shimano XT cassette to/from the XT hub
    You need a cassette tool and a chain whip.

    Quote Originally Posted by Collie
    So what tools do you use/recommend that I can also bring with me on tour. Preferably handy and not too heavy or bulky.
    I would just get a reasonable multi-tool. I like the Crankbrothers M-19 pretty well, and the Topeak ones are nice.

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    I have the Topeak Alien II, but this would not be sufficient for the crank, bottom bracket, or cassette.
    thank you very much for the info

    Collie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Collie
    I have the Topeak Alien II, but this would not be sufficient for the crank, bottom bracket, or cassette.
    thank you very much for the info

    Collie
    I don't know that many folks carry the chainwhip, cassette tool, bottom bracket tool, crank puller and a big ol' adjustable wrench on tour. The odds that you will need to remove your crank or BB seems kind of remote (and I am not sure what kind of repair you could do roadside if you did). There are light weight cassette crackers available:
    http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/stein...ock/index.html

    This is potentially useful if you need to replace a drive side spoke.

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    barba: "You need a bottom bracket tool. It is a cheap tool and worth the investment."



    is this bottom bracket tool suitable for a SQUARE TAPER Shimano UN-53 bottom bracket?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Collie
    barba: "You need a bottom bracket tool. It is a cheap tool and worth the investment."



    is this bottom bracket tool suitable for a SQUARE TAPER Shimano UN-53 bottom bracket?

    That should do it.

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