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Old 09-01-23, 06:10 AM
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Hi from the vicinity of Box Hill

Iíve been riding for about 13 years (aside from back when I was a kid and would ride most places) and try to fix my own bike(s) whenever I can. Not always successfully.
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Do you have the proper tools for bikes?
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
Do you have the proper tools for bikes?
Some. Had a lot of use out of a cheapish 30 piece kit I got the first time I wanted to replace a cassette and have always had a few hex & torx kits knocking around. Got a Park Tool stand. And have picked up specific decent tools since, when a new job has needed them (e.g. socket set, chain stretch tool, bearing press, 7mm ring spanner, brake bleed kit, cable puller & cutters, magic link pliers, low & high torque wrenches) - last purchase was a FR4 to remove an Atom 77 freewheel thatís probably older than me from a wheel my father-in-law randomly gave me!! Sadly threading totally different from the wrecked Shimano compatible wheel I was trying to replace.

Got an ultrasonic cleaner that gets used very rarely

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oh hello there
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Welcome @choddo

I have built a few old English bikes from framesets:
Holdsworth Special, Falcon Race(?), and current project Holdsworth Pro.
and others maintained - a Carlton, Raleighs.
Watch those Frenchie and Italian standards.
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
Welcome @choddo

I have built a few old English bikes from framesets:
Holdsworth Special, Falcon Race(?), and current project Holdsworth Pro.
and others maintained - a Carlton, Raleighs.
Watch those Frenchie and Italian standards.
Heh, my father-in-law still talks about his Holdsworth and its lugwork from about the early 60s.
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