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tool kit for building up a fixie

Old 12-16-11, 12:01 PM
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tool kit for building up a fixie

i'm getting ready to build up my first fixie, but i don't have the tools to do so. i've been ghosting and searching around the forums for a while trying to figure out a basic tool kit i can get in order to put the bike together, but unfortunately i often see mixed reviews or broken links, so i can't decide what to buy.

right now i'm lead to believe that the sette st-21 tool kit (https://www.pricepoint.com/detail.htm...d=325%20SET215) and the nashbar essential tool kit (https://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...3_10000_202586) are decent for starting tools. does anyone have any advice as far as one of these kits over the other? also, does anyone know of any other tool kits that would be a good starting point for building up a fixie or would it even be better to just pick out some specific tools for the job and just skip a tool kit all together?

thanks in advance for any help.

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Old 12-16-11, 12:07 PM
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Neither of those have a lockring spanner which is essential. You may have to buy it separate. I'd lean towards the nashbar one because it has a chainwhip too.

edit: both have chainwhips.
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- Metric allen head sockets
- Metric hex sockets
- Socket wrench
- Torque wrench (25-200 lb/ft.)
- Chain whip with integrated lock ring tool
- Bottom bracket tool
- chain tool
- 15mm open-ended wrench
- 14,15,16,17mm cone wrench
- Cable cutter
- flat file
- large adjustable wrench
These tools will allow you to assemble 90% of bikes out there. If you want to be able to take it apart again, you'll need a few more items.
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I'm currently building my first bike as well and have gotten along fine with this tool kit: https://www.performancebike.com/bikes...8_20000_400154 which seems to have the same tools as the two links you provided.

You'll still have to visit your local bike shop to press in your headset cups and star nut. Unless someone posts DIY solutions. I found a few on youtube but decided to take it in and get it done properly with proper tools.
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Originally Posted by EpicSchwinn View Post
Neither of those have a lockring spanner which is essential.
i have a pedro trixie tool (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001Q221GM), would that work well enough or should i invest in a park tool quality lockring spanner?
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I have this one https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=40997 and I'm very pleased with it. Tools missing from the kit are:
- Lockring tool
- Headset Press
- Wrenches for threaded headsets
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Originally Posted by roB3AR View Post
i have a pedro trixie tool (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001Q221GM), would that work well enough or should i invest in a park tool quality lockring spanner?
That'll do fine. If you're going to upgrade though, get some of these:
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You should know specifically which component you will be buying before going out to get some tools. For example, you will need different tools to install a Sram Omnium vs. Sugino 75 cranks and their corresponding bottom brackets.
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Originally Posted by 8bits View Post
I have this one https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=40997 and I'm very pleased with it. Tools missing from the kit are:
- Lockring tool
- Headset Press
- Wrenches for threaded headsets
that definitely looks like a solid kit (minus the few things you mentioned) and it seems to have some good reviews. i understand that i will need to replace tools here and there and expand my collection over time, so i'll probably pick up some lockring pliers in the future.
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You should know specifically which component you will be buying before going out to get some tools. For example, you will need different tools to install a Sram Omnium vs. Sugino 75 cranks and their corresponding bottom brackets.
yes, i've already purchased most the parts for the bike, so now i'm trying to figure out what is compatible with what. i bought an IRD BB and sugino cranks, which seem to be fairly standard (...i think?).
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Originally Posted by roB3AR View Post
that definitely looks like a solid kit (minus the few things you mentioned) and it seems to have some good reviews. i understand that i will need to replace tools here and there and expand my collection over time, so i'll probably pick up some lockring pliers in the future.

yes, i've already purchased most the parts for the bike, so now i'm trying to figure out what is compatible with what. i bought an IRD BB and sugino cranks, which seem to be fairly standard (...i think?).
the kit linked do have the standard bb tool and the GXP tool too so it's a win win
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don't forget a bottle cap opener, its essential
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Originally Posted by EpicSchwinn View Post
That'll do fine. If you're going to upgrade though, get some of these:
+1

Those pliers are amazing. I've been using a pair for 3 years now.
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