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.