Tools

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by TwoWheel Eric, May 27, 2017.

  1. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I have the Feedback Sports workstand. It's worth the $120 I paid for it on sale. If you want a decent stand, you gotta be willing to pony up. Just sayin'.

    You can kinda see it in this pic. It lets you turn the bike to all kinds of different angles. Collapses/folds up to a small footprint for storage.

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  2. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    With the tripod stand it looks more stable than the Park Tool I was looking at:thumbsup:
     
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  3. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    I actually have the PCS 10 and I bought it because of the smaller footprint. Never had a problem with stability, I just don't like the head clamping mechanism. We use the Feedback Sports at the shop. The clamp is much easier to use and fits into smaller spaces to hold the bike.
     
  4. Diytypeofguy

    Diytypeofguy Member

    Location:
    Rancho Cucamonga
    Name:
    Henry Sanchez
    Current Bike:
    XC
  5. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    This is very helpful, thanks Ross!
     
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  6. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
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  7. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    That's the same stands I have . Paid $100 uaed. Clamp is great, very stable, the open close for the legs of kind of a hassle though.
    But then I've never used another stand so have nothing to compare it to.
     
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  8. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    A works stand is one of those tools I’ll spend a little extra on. It is the one tool in the garage that sees the most use.

    I like a wide base and a high adjustable height.

    The issues I have with the stand like the Park one above is when doing thinks like BB’s that require a fair amount of torque or stuck pedals....I feel that I can’t get the leverage without the stand moving about. V
     
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  9. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010

    To be honest I won’t be doing a whole lot of mechinacal stuff since, well... I just don’t know how! But a stand will be nice for general maintenance, washing..even spinning the tires so the sealant doesn’t dry up while I’m recovering.
     
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  10. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    I use mine for washing the bike and not much else. Got really tired of leaning it on a tree and bending over while cleaning.

    With as much as the bikes swivels on the rack I couldn't see doing much else without something holding it in place.

    And this is from a guy that has always just put this bike in the trunk and never had a bike rack on his car. o_O
     
  11. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Well, you've got a boatload of time to watch YouTube videos of how-to. It ain't rocket science, y'know. About the only thing I won't attempt (on my plastic bikes, anyway) is fiddling with the press-fit BB. Other than that - I've built up a bike from the frameset (Kona Sutra LTD) and enjoyed every expensive minute of it. :cool::thumbsup:
     
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  12. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Here's the tools I have with me for local rides from home. Lezyne stuff is affordable and seems to be of good quality.

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  13. kazlx

    kazlx Member

    Location:
    Tustin, CA
    Name:
    Joe
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB5.5
    If you ever want help, just ask. I build bikes all the time any any basic service stuff is pretty simple. More than willing to help anyone out that needs it. I enjoy working on stuff.
     
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  14. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    That would be awesome! I learn better hands on. Still need to cut down my bars,
    but that’s suppose to be pretty simple. Thanks:)
     
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  15. kazlx

    kazlx Member

    Location:
    Tustin, CA
    Name:
    Joe
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB5.5
    Yea, cutting bars is easy. Honestly, most bike stuff is pretty easy once you figure it out. Just seems like a lot all at once.
     
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  16. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    What you don’t understand about this female is...mechanics do not come naturally to me. That’s not to say I
    couldn’t learn, I just need to commit to it and stop using my LBS.
     
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  17. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    LOL, it is overwhelming, in fact I just quickly skim through some of the technical threads on here :eek:
     
  18. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Step one...believe you can.
     
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  19. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Truth!
     
  20. kazlx

    kazlx Member

    Location:
    Tustin, CA
    Name:
    Joe
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB5.5
    You'd be surprised how simple most stuff is. Once you've done it once or twice you'll remember. Same off for anyone. I'm in Tustin and have pretty much anything you'd need to wrench. I'd say 90% of of the time, it would take you less time to do whatever you need to do than to even drive down to the bike shop. Not to mention not having to drop it off, or wait, or hope they have something done before a trip, etc. Bikes are pretty simple.

    The other thing is that bike tools, for the most part, are pretty cheap. They are basic. There's a few specific things you may need that you can't do the job without and are only used for that one thing, but you can service 90% of a bike with a set of hex wrenches and a t25 Torx.
     
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  21. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    Well, maybe it’s time I put my big girl pants on and take on the responsibility of working on my own bike!
    Thanks for the encouragement, maybe a hands on how to clinic should be a regular part of imtbtrails!!!
     
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  22. kazlx

    kazlx Member

    Location:
    Tustin, CA
    Name:
    Joe
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB5.5
    I'd be down to go over some basics if anyone wanted to get together.
     
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  23. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    That would be awesome!
     
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  24. kazlx

    kazlx Member

    Location:
    Tustin, CA
    Name:
    Joe
    Current Bike:
    Yeti SB5.5
    We could probably disassemble and re-assemble a bike in a matter of an hour and cover quite a bit.
     
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  25. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara Ford
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    I’m in!! Time is on my side these days with my recent injury, you say when!
     
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  26. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    Trek sent me a bag of cookies in the parts box of my build today. I definitely needed them to get the bike done.82642E43-BABB-4FF7-85B4-04C8D59ECA2D.jpeg
     
  27. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    That's great! From Wisconsin with love!
     
  28. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    What, no cheese?! :mad:
     
  29. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    Maybe next time.
     
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