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Buying tools to maintain Miyata 610

Old 09-17-18, 09:40 AM
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Buying tools to maintain Miyata 610

Will you please recommend a good place to order tools to fix up my 38-yr-old Miyata 610?

I live in Toronto, Canada.

My baby is arriving today and I'm sure it needs an overhaul. I'm going to have to dust off my old knowledge about bike maintenance and learn some new stuff I'm sure!

Thank you in advance for your help!

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I'm not a fan of buying pre-packaged bicycle took kits because they are likely to contain a number of tools that won't fit your particular bike and not contain a number of specialty tools you will need.

I've got a bunch of bike specific tools, like threaded headset wrenches, duplicate cone wrenches and freewheel remover tools that I'll probably never use again. When you get your bike, make a list of what you think you need, think about what you have for trading stock, and lets's make a deal.

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Originally Posted by Tranquility View Post
Will you please recommend a good place to order tools to fix up my 38-yr-old Miyata 610... I'm sure it needs an overhaul...
It's a touring bike with cantilever brakes and friction shifting? So, you want to overhaul the bike, such as disassemble down to the bare frame and re-build with fresh bearings and grease, cables, tires, brake pads, etc.?

Bearing surfaces: bottom bracket spanner for lockring, crank puller, 13/14 and 15/16 mm cone wrenches. 16/17mm combination wrenches for the axle locknuts. Smaller spanner for headset lockring, perhaps a large adjustable wrench. A stash of bearings to match what you remove. A tub of marine grease.

Cabling: Sharp nippers for cutting cable, not diagonal pliers or linesman pliers, but a good set of end clippers. For housing, Pedro's and Shimano both make cutting pliers, but I don't like them. I prefer a rotary tool with a cut-off wheel. Clean cuts and it can also smooth out any burrs. Needle nose pliers for tension.

Drivetrain: Really, only the freewheel tool to match yours, 12-inch steel rule. Chain breaker.

General: A good set o metric hex wrenches as well as a set of metric combination wrenches (8-mm up to 17mm). Decent machine oil for general lube. Better chain oil for the chain specifically. Finish restorer/wax to rub into the frame after washing it. Touch up paint (fingernail polish)?

Wheels: Spoke wrench that fits your particular size. Good ammonia based cleaner for rims. Pedros tire levers. Decent floor pump with a reasonable gauge. Spare tube. Patch kit.
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I don't know about Canada, but I mostly use Nashbar or Amazon. Good prices on Nashbar.com, fast delivery on Amazon. If I'm in a real hurry, local bike shop, though they don't always have what I need.
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