For more complex repairs and maintenance you will need more specific tools, a well organised workspace and a shop bench. Not absolutely necessary, but the best way to make repairs easier.
These tools can be added to the ones already listed in the "Getting Started" thread.1) A Portable Work Stand
- make sure it's sturdy enough and stable enough to handle it when you have to wail on the wrenches from time to time.2) Shop Apron or Overalls
- keeping you and your clothes clean and tidy. Also great for keeping your go-to tools on you whilst working.3) Hacksaw
- with a fine toothed blade.4) Shop Knife
- or a set of razor blades.5) Files
- round ones and flat ones with medium to fine teeth.6) Cable Cutters
- for cutting brake and shifter cables along with the housing. Felco C7 is an excellent tool.7) Metric Socket Wrenches
- includes 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 13mm, 14mm & 15mm8) Crank Puller
- for removing crank arms.9) Ball-Peen Hammer - Medium.10) Cone Spanners.11) Bench Vise
- bolted to a sturdy bench top.12) Cassette - Cog Lockring Tool
- for removing cogs / cassettes from the rear hub. Please note, these are brand and model specific.13) Chain Whip
- for holding cogs while loosening the cassette lockring.14) Bottom Bracket Tools
- A wide ranging area to cover here. Much has changed in the last 10 years and there are a variety of specific BB tools for each type and specification.
I'll do a separate thread on BB's. Just make sure you have the correct tools for the BB you are dealing with, or head to your local LBS and let them take care of the job if you're not 100% sure.15) Slip Joint Pliers16) A Bike Specific Torque Wrench
-Applying the correct torque to your cycle components is essential for a safe and serviceable bike. An absolute must when working with carbon fibre!17) 3 Way Hex Wrench
- Certainly not essential, but a handy tool to have. They come in different sizes with Torx options also.18) 4th Hand Tool
- sometimes referred to as a "cable stretcher" Pulls cables tight for adjustment of derailleurs and brakes. It features one-hand operation with a thumb lock to hold the cable tight while your hand is freed up to tighten pull-up bolts and nuts. Great for cinching up cable ties as well.