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Feature Items

  • Specialized Fatboy 20 - 2018
    $770.00

    Get your kids in on the fatbike fun with the Specialized Fatboy 20. It features a lightweight aluminum frame with gigantic 4.0-inch wide Ground Control tires to devour… [more]

  • Burley MyKick Balance Bike - 2015
    $119.00

    Burley's MyKick is the easy way to teach your young ones the steering and balancing skills and confidence they need for two-wheeled fun! They use their feet to propel… [more]

  • WeThePeople Awake Frame - 2018
    $319.99 - $329.99

    WeThePeople just gave the Ed Zunda Awake frame a full makeover. With a taller 9" standover height and a 127mm tall hourglass headtube, the Awake frame now comes with… [more]

  • WeThePeople Atlas 24 - 2018
    $749.99

    The WeThePeople Atlas is the perfect bike for those times when bigger is better. This 24" BMX bike has been slowly improving year by year like a fine wine. The 2018… [more]

  • Specialized Riprock 24 - 2018
    $500.00
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    Remember when riding bikes was all about having fun? So does Specialized. For the Riprock, they strove to create the bike that any of us would have drooled over as a… [more]

  • SRAM PG-950 9-Speed Cassette
    $34.00 - $39.99
    Product Rating
     
    5.0 stars
     (1 Review)

    When it's time to replace your 9-speed cassette, check out SRAM's PG-950 cassette. It delivers solid shifting and durability ride in and ride out for your 9-speed rig. [more]

  • Specialized S-Works E-Cage 5.0 Road
    $9.99

    Make losing bottles a thing of the past with Specialized's E-Cage 5.0 Road. It's constructed from aluminum for minimum weight and maximum durability. [more]

  • Specialized Riprock 16 Coaster - 2018
    $250.00

    Specialized's Riprock Coaster 16 packs big-time fun into a pint-sized package. This great bike features a lightweight aluminum frame and fork that will withstand the… [more]

  • Thule Bed Rider
    $239.99

    Thule's Bed Rider is perfect for carrying bicycles in your truck's bed. It's comprised of a Thule telescoping aluminum crossbar and 2 Thule Low Rider mounts with locking… [more]

  • WeThePeople Buck Frame - 2018
    $319.99 - $329.99

    A Wethepeople classic, the Buck Frame was based on Dillon Lloyd's blend of progressive technical riding and all-out savagery. The Buck has been upgraded with 9.25"… [more]

  • WeThePeople Envy - 2018
    $1,079.99

    The Envy has been carefully re-designed with all the components hand-picked by WeThePeople to ensure it’s a colossal bike for street riding, park riding, and just about… [more]

  • Specialized Riprock Coaster 20 - 2018
    $260.00

    Specialized's Riprock Coaster 20 packs big-time fun into a pint-sized package. This great bike features a lightweight aluminum frame and fork that will withstand the… [more]

  • WeThePeople CRS 18 - 2018
    $399.99

    This stacked 18" machine from WeThePeople has everything your kid needs to ride as hard as she can before she’s ready to move to a full-size BMX bike. The CRS 18" comes… [more]

  • Specialized Fatboy 24 - 2018
    $800.00

    It's a kid's job to ride bikes, have fun, and eat cake. With a lightweight aluminum frame and gigantic 4-inch wide tires, the Specialized Fatboy 24 devours snow, mud,… [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]

  • Thule One-Key Lock Cylinders (6-pack)
    $79.95

    Thule One-Key Lock Cylinders fit virtually all Thule rack feet, cargo boxes, bike trays, and accessories to safely secure your valuable bikes and rack components. Also,… [more]

  • Park Tool Hex Tool
    $8.99 - $11.99

    Specially designed for crank bolts, freehub removals and pedal installs and removals, Park's Hex Tools are built for speed, leverage and comfort. Their super-precise hex… [more]

  • Strider Sport 16 - 2018
    $249.99
    Product Rating
     
    4.0 stars
     (9 Reviews)

    Strider's Sport 16 is great for those young riders who are ready to develop their riding skills. This pedal-less balance bike allows your child to straddle the bike with… [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

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