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Cycledrome Bicycle Shop
Mon - Wed: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thu, Fri: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sun: Closed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Feature Items

  • Topeak FlashStand
    $44.95
    Product Rating
     
    1.5 stars
     (2 Reviews)

    Topeak's FlashStand is a super work/display stand that folds up to become extremely portable as well! This affordable two-footed wonder supports your bike at the bottom… [more]

  • Specialized Boy's Hotrock 20 (6-Speed) - 2017
    $335.00
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (6 Reviews)

    Someone has to have the coolest bike on the block; it might as well be your budding cycling superstar. Specialized's Boy's Hotrock 20 boasts a super-strong aluminum… [more]

  • Specialized S-Works Carbon Overendz Bar Ends
    $80.00

    So light you'll forget they're there, Specialized's S-Works Carbon Overendz Bar Ends increase available hand positions and provide awesome leverage for climbing. They're… [more]

  • Specialized Riprock Coaster 12 - 2017
    $210.00

    Specialized's Riprock Coaster 12 packs big-time fun into a pint-sized package. This great bike features a lightweight aluminum frame and fork that will withstand the… [more]

  • Axiom Roadrunner LX Reflex Trekk Fenders
    $35.49

    Axiom's Roadrunner LX Reflex Fenders are made of super-durable Techniflex plastic that resists breakage even in sub-freezing conditions. Their mud flaps keep you clean… [more]

  • Specialized Boy's Hotwalk - 2018
    $165.00 - $175.00
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (13 Reviews)

    Your little grom will learn balance quicker than ever with Specialized's Boy's Hotwalk. It uses a lightweight aluminum frame with an extremely low standover height so he… [more]

  • SRAM X9 9-Speed Rear Derailleur (Long-cage)
    $77.00

    SRAM's X9 Rear Derailleur is favored by everyone from weekend rippers to marathon riders crossing the Alps. It offers a great balance of durability, low weight and slick… [more]

  • Strider Classic 12 Balance Bike - 2016
    $89.99

    Strider’s Classic 12 is a lightweight, pedal-less balance bike that allows your child to straddle the bike with both feet on the ground and easily propel the bike by… [more]

  • Civia Lowry Step Over Single-Speed - 2016
    $399.00

    Channel chic European style as you cruise to the cafe for a cortado on your way to the office aboard Civia's Lowry. The clean aesthetics and low maintenance of this step… [more]

  • Specialized Vita - Women's - 2017
    $500.00
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (7 Reviews)

    Speed, comfort and confident handling come together to make Specialized's Vita a carefree ride. It sports a light, women's-specific aluminum frame, a pavement-smoothing… [more]

  • Specialized Riprock 20 - 2018
    $450.00

    Riding bikes is all about having fun, especially when you're a kid! Which is why Specialized made the Riprock 20 a bike that any of us would have drooled over as a… [more]

  • Specialized P2 Overendz Bar Ends
    $25.00
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (2 Reviews)

    Specialized's P2 Overendz Bar Ends increase your hand positions and boost your leverage for climbing, too. They're made from nylon composite for minimal weight and… [more]

  • Greenfield Stabilizer Rear-Mount Kickstand (Powdercoat Black) (285mm)
    $25.99

    Greenfield's Stabilizer Rear-Mount Kickstand attaches to the rear of the bicycle so it's perfect for bikes that won't accept regular kickstands. It's also durable, light… [more]

  • Civia Lowry Step Thru Single-Speed - 2016
    $399.00

    Channel chic European style as you cruise to the cafe for a cortado on your way to the office aboard Civia's Lowry. The clean aesthetics and low maintenance of this step… [more]

  • Specialized Boy's Hotrock 12 Coaster - 2017
    $190.00
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (4 Reviews)

    A great first bike, Specialized's Boy’s Hotrock 12 Coaster is a cool way to get kids started. Its lightweight aluminum frame makes pedaling easy and the quality… [more]

  • Topeak MTX TrunkBag DXP
    $124.95

    Topeak's MTX TrunkBag DXP boasts a pop-up main compartment and expandable side panniers so it's capable of carrying plenty of gear. Plus it's built to last with rigid… [more]

  • Specialized Roll City - 2017
    $1,000.00
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    Keep up with your fitness or navigate the neighborhood in search of the perfect espresso in comfortable, efficient style with the Specialized Roll City. Take it out on a… [more]

  • Surly Steamroller - 2017
    $750.00
    Product Rating
     
    4.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    The Steamroller is the bicycle in its simplest form — the fixie. You may be thinking, “Fixies are so 2008” or “All the blogs I read say I should like something different… [more]

 

Bicycle Tools List

One of the great things about bicycles is that they're relatively easy to maintain and repair. In most cases you can solve problems with the kit you carry on your bike, which should include a spare tube, tire levers, all-in-one tool and pump. This allows replacing the tube and handling minor issues, such as fine-tuning parts that loosen or go out of adjustment.

As you master simple fixes, you may get interested in doing more involved repairs, such as replacing worn cables, cleaning the drivetrain, upgrading certain parts or even straightening wheel wobbles. These tasks and more are well within your capabilities if you have the right tools and a little know-how.

This article outlines a tool list and supplies to equip you for these basic repairs. Some tools you may already own. Others are bicycle-specific instruments that we carry. There's no need to rush out and buy all these tools right away. Instead, assemble your selection as you need them. This approach ensures that you get tools that you really need for your brand and model of bicycle (tools required vary accordingly).

How do you know which tools you need and how to use them? We recommend picking up a book about bicycle maintenance and visiting the Park Tool website, which includes informative explanations of their many bicycle tools and a complete repair section. And don't forget that we're always happy to advise, too!

A repair stand supports your bikes making maintenance and repairs much easier! 
A good stand makes repairs easier.


Equipment and supplies

  • Repair stand (photo, above, right): While it's possible to work on bicycles when they're propped on the floor or hung from a rafter or beam, once you've used a repair stand you'll wonder how you lived without one. It elevates the bike so you're able to inspect the parts up close and without throwing your back out in the process. It makes it easy to spin the wheels, and brake and shift to check adjustments. And, some stands are portable so you can easily take them with you to double-check your bike before the start of the ride. Tip: Most bumper/hitch car bicycle racks will work as repair stands in a pinch.A workbench and bench-mounted vice let you wrench like a pro!
  • Workbench or counter: A place to lay out your tools and that part you're working on.
  • Vise (photo, right): To hold things so that you can use both hands to work on it. Tip: A vise is most useful if it's firmly attached to the bench so you can pound or pull without the vise losing its grip or moving.
  • Apron: The main purpose of an apron is protecting your clothes. Plus, most include pockets, allowing you to stash commonly used tools within easy reach for more efficient wrenching. Tip: When you're hunting for that "lost" tool, check your apron pockets first.
  • Rubber gloves: While bicycle repair isn't as grimy as automobile work, it's still smart to protect your hands from lubricants, solvents, scrapes and other abuse.
  • Goggles: Eye protection is a must in any workshop.
  • Lubricants: Keep drip or spray lube and grease handy for easy access.
  • Thread adhesives: Secures parts so they cannot loosen.
  • Anti-Seize: Prevents parts from rusting together.
  • Solvent: For degreasing/cleaning parts. Tip: Help protect the environment and consider biodegradable ones.
  • Chain cleaners let you scrub your links without removing the chain!Alcohol: For cleaning rims and brake pads. Also great for installing handlebar grips.
  • Rags: You can't have too many.
  • Hand cleaner: This cuts grease faster than soap and may even contain lanolin to save your skin.
  • Zip-ties: Handy for attaching things.
  • Chain-cleaning kit (photo, right): This is comprised of a plastic case with stiff brushes inside. You fill this with solvent and install it on the chain. Then by pedaling, you cause the brushes to scrub the chain clean. Tip: Some people prefer to remove chains for cleaning or to simply clean them with a rag dipped in solvent.

Regular hand tools

Tip: You may already have many of these tools, which are useful around the home/garage. If not, they're widely available in hardware stores or home centers.

  • Small and medium regular (photo, right) screwdriverThe simple screwdriver is important for many repairs!
  • Small and medium Phillips screwdrivers
  • Combination wrench set including 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17mm wrenches
  • Regular pliers
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Small and medium Vise-Grip pliers
  • Plumbers' (also called "waterpump") pliers
  • Diagonal cutters
  • 6-inch adjustable wrench
  • 12-inch adjustable wrench
  • Ballpeen hammer (8-ounce size is about rightHacksaws make metal cutting easy!
  • Plastic or rubber mallet
  • Hacksaw (photo, right)
  • Course and fine file (flat and half-round)
  • Metal punches and chisels
  • Outside/inside caliper
  • Awl
  • Knife
  • Scissors

Special bicycle tools

Tip: Which specialty tools you need depends on the type(s) of bicycles you're working on. For example, you won't need the tools required for repairing adjustable bottom brackets if the bike you maintain is equipped with a cartridge bottom bracket. If you have any questions about which tools are required for your bicycle, ride it in and we'll take a look and show you what you need.

The 4, 5, 6 Allen wrench is very handy!
  • 8, 9, 10mm "Y" tool
  • Allen wrench set comprised of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10mm wrenches
  • 4, 5, 6mm combination Allen wrench (photo, right) or folding Allen wrench set
  • Metric/English tape measure
  • Floor pump with gauge
  • Chain tool (compatible with your chain)
  • Spoke wrench (to fit your spoke nipples)
  • 3 tire levers
  • Pedal wrench (photo, middle)2 each: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18mm cone wrenches
  • A pedal wrench eases removal and installation!Axle vise
  • Cassette lockring remover
  • Chain whip
  • Cable cutter (photo, bottom)A cable cutter won't fray your wires!
  • Crankarm removal tools
  • Chainring bolt wrench
  • Adjustable bottom-bracket tools
  • Cartridge bottom-bracket tools
  • Threaded-headset wrenches
  • Torx hex wrenches
  • Torque wrench
  • Truing stand Tip: alternatively, you can true wheels in the frame and fork.
  • Dishing tool

Photos courtesy of our friends at Park Tool.

 

Cycledrome Bicycle Shop

Cycledrome Bicycle Shop | 8150 Hamilton Blvd, Breinigsville, PA 18031

Phone: (610) 398-6631

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