I am rapidly approaching 30 and have been asked by my family what I would like for my birthday. having recently decided that I can actually service my bike better than my LBS (they just don't seem to care), but not having any proper tools to speak of, I have decided to ask for a work stand and tools.
My questions to the Retrobike assembled brains are:
1. Can anyone recommend a good starter tool box that includes the essentials? When i worked in a shop we only used Park, but their kits start at £350
so are a bit expensive, but I have seen a BBB one on CRC and it looks OK, but I have no experience of the quality. (If there is one thing more annoying than not having the right tool, it's having a poor quality tool that won't do the job.)
2. If there is no consensus on a ready made kit...what tools would you consider essential for routine servicing/builds (excluding things like BB facing tools and Headset Presses!
94 GT RTS 3 (in build)
05 Cinelli estrada
93 Saracen Ltd Edition - In need of love
93 Ozone O2 E-stay (the wife's)
2013 Whyte 129-S
2016 GT Grade