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I was thinking about gifting Marcus either a new grill or a new set of tools. The grill seems to be a bit out of the price range I was going to spend, so I was wondering if you all could suggest the common types of tools for working on the bikes and any brands I should consider.

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If he doesn't have much in the way of tools, a decent set from craftsman is PERFECT. You can regularly find a 154 piece for 99 dollars.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...5154000P?mv=rr
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What does he have to start with? Even a picture will work to give us the basic idea.

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C2M just had a thread about this. Search "Tools"

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If he doesn't have much in the way of tools, a decent set from craftsman is PERFECT. You can regularly find a 154 piece for 99 dollars.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...5154000P?mv=rr
That's a nice set there.... I might have to pick one up.

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If he doesn't have much in the way of tools, a decent set from craftsman is PERFECT. You can regularly find a 154 piece for 99 dollars.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...5154000P?mv=rr
It looks like he has the remnants of a smaller kit than this. I don't think he has a complete set of anything anymore.

At tech day we used that thing to tighten stuff to a specified number... I don't remember what that was called, but I know we don't have one of those. I just remember you guys telling me not to cheap out on tools or you'll wreck stuff.

We'd basically just be using the tools for bike maintenance, and small shit around the house. Are there specific tools that are necessary for the bikes?

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What does he have to start with? Even a picture will work to give us the basic idea.
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At tech day we used that thing to tighten stuff to a specified number... I don't remember what that was called, but I know we don't have one of those.


A nice torque wrench is always makes a good gift

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C2M just had a thread about this. Search "Tools"

I tried to link it, but failed.

I followed what you did, there. It looks like craftsman is the way to go for us weekend warriors.

Thanks for your help!
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the craftsman 154 and a set of good quality ball end long metric allen wrenches, eklind and bondhus have served me well for allen wrenches

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A nice torque wrench is always makes a good gift
Ooh! That's what that thing was called! Thanks!
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depends what you want to spend but the essentials i think are:
-quality socket set like posted above
-quality allen wrench set (t-handle preferred)
-breaker bar (atleast 18" long, bigger the better)
-whole lot of zipties (seriously lol)
-bike specific tools (front axle tool, cable lube tool, chain brush (grunge brush), nice air pressure gauge)

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We'd basically just be using the tools for ...bike maintenance, and small shit around the house.
Isn't that kind of like giving a woman a vacuum cleaner...... I joke, tools are hard not to like. As wink mentioned, focusing on metric sizes for the bikes is a good idea.

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Isn't that kind of like giving a woman a vacuum cleaner...... I joke, tools are hard not to like. As wink mentioned, focusing on metric sizes for the bikes is a good idea.
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Ive found that a 3/8 rachet is sufficient for just about everything around the bike except really indepth stuff

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marcus lacks in tools so pretty much anything will help that guy

And kblack please pass this message onto him

Nothing came up

he will know what I am talking about

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marcus lacks in tools so pretty much anything will help that guy

And kblack please pass this message onto him

Nothing came up

he will know what I am talking about
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t-handle allen wrenchs are an awesome gift.

Or a torque wrench (or two if you can afford it).

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Tools are always a good gift. But if you think a grills expensive you should see what I've spent on tools over the years.




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Tools are always a good gift. But if you think a grills expensive you should see what I've spent on tools over the years.
I can totally see that, i just figure I can buy him a few things, and if he wants anything else he can go ahead and do that. The grills, though, shit! Those things are pricey! And then you have to buy the tank... the cover...it got way out of hand.
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I can totally see that, i just figure I can buy him a few things, and if he wants anything else he can go ahead and do that. The grills, though, shit! Those things are pricey! And then you have to buy the tank... the cover...it got way out of hand.
I am sure someone with have something that will fit in your hand and not get away

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Well I have well in to 10 grand + invested in tools and am always buying new stuff as needed. Be sure to look at the sets your going to buy as they always seem to leave out a few sizes and there always difrent. You should have 6 point and 12 point sockets for the the bikes you will need afew bigger sockets for the wheels.

My last quick visit to Sears was costly to say the lest.

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