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    a basic bike build tool kit...

    I bought a bike build book and I would really like to assemble my first bike from parts and need some advice if this kit has enough of the basic specialty tools to assemble a bike. If not, what tools would you suggest and why? I don't plan on building multiple bikes or really plan on using them beyond basic assembly, thus I don't want to spend hundreds on a complete park tools kit. I have regular tools like allen wrenches, plyers, dead blow hammer, torque wrench...

    (no, I'm not spamming just trying to get a feel for a decent kit)
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=230576492632

    Forged"0" spke adjuster 1pc
    Freewheel remover 1pc
    Head set wrench 1pc
    Tire glue,Film ,file,vale core tube 1set
    Chain rivet extrator 1pc
    small screwdriver 1pc
    freewheel turner 1pc
    1.5/2/2.5/3/4/5/6/8mm allen key set 8pcs
    tire pressure gauges 1pc
    B.B.tool 1pc
    Pedal remover 1pc
    Hub spanner 2pcs
    Lock ring tool 1pc
    Hex key wrench with vinyl coated 2pcs
    Cotterless crank tool 1pc
    3 tire levers 3pcs
    Adjustable forged steel wrench 0-21mm 1pc
    8/9/10mm hexagonal8.9.10 3pcs
    8/10mm forged open-ended wrench 1pc
    1/4 Square lever 1pc
    2 philips -and 2 flat screwdriver 4pcs 

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    Quote Originally Posted by B16A2NR
    I bought a bike build book and I would really like to assemble my first bike from parts and need some advice if this kit has enough of the basic specialty tools to assemble a bike. If not, what tools would you suggest and why?
    Forged"0" spke adjuster 1pc
    You want comfortable spoke wrenches which fit your nipples, perhaps in the four sided variety if you have alloy nipples on wheels where idiots neglected to use anti-seize. You'll probably get one that fits three different sizes of spokes.

    Freewheel remover 1pc
    Useless unless it's a Shimano cassette tool which would still be useless if you ride Campagnolo.

    Head set wrench 1pc
    Useless for the threadless headsets which are ubiquitous on quality bikes.

    B.B.tool 1pc
    Which one? I have one for ISIS bottom brackets, one for external bearing bottom brackets, a Campagnolo cassette tool which also works in their square taper cartridge bearing bottom brackets, a fixed cup tool/pin spanner and lock ring hook...

    Get nice hex keys in appropriate sizes (I like Bondhaus ball-end wrenches), a nice spoke wrench, chain cutter, chain whip & cassette tool, cable cutters, and appropriate bottom bracket tool. Make a headset press out of washers nuts and all-thread.

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