How To Become a Bicycle Mechanic Want to become a full-fledged bicycle mechanic? Maybe you want to go on to be a pro race mechanic. There are three main options for your education: practice, school, and employment. Be Your Own Bicycle Mechanic Practice: It is not a good idea to just take your (or your […]
Difficulty: How to build a bike stand for bmx freestyle bikes with pegs. This guide will show you how to build a specialty bike stand for a freestyle bike. It can hold almost any bike with pegs for storage or repair. Notice the two different versions for different peg sizes! (street vs flatland) […]
How to Build Your Own Repair Stand This guide will show you how to build a repair stand for use in your home bike shop. Just one version is pictured. There are other possibilities for construction, and they are featured on other pages.
How to make your own headset or bottom bracket cup press Difficulty: easy You will need: 5/8″ threaded steel rod (12-18″ long) washers (2 small, 2 large) 2 5/8″ nuts JB Weld (optional) Directions: 1. The first step is getting the proper supplies. You can probably find a piece of 5/8″ steel rod at most […]
How to make your own chain whip You will need: 2 pieces of chain a piece of wood or metal chain tools 1. Find a picture of the Park chain tool. 2. Attach the pieces of chain to the wood or metal in a similar fashion.
Only A Shop Should Have These Tools! These would make you a one-man shop. Some shops don’t even have these! Spoke machine Bike fit gauge Air compressor and hose BB Tapping and Facing set Head Tube Reaming and Facing Set Frame and Fork Straightener Spoke machine .. Phil Wood makes one. Bike fit gauge .. […]
Tools For The Intermediate Home Mechanic With the addition of these tools, the beginner home mechanic can perform most minor and some advanced repairs. Repair stand Torque wrench Cartridge BB tool BB lockring wrench Pin spanner Crank puller (for square taper BB types) Crank puller (for pipe billet BB types) Headset wrenches Pedal wrench Cassette […]
Tools For The Advanced Home Mechanic Most home mechanics won’t need all of these tools, but the advanced ones will. With these, you could do most major repairs and overhauls. Truing stand with base Wheel dish tool [English] hex wrenches Torx hex wrenches Shop apron Bench vise Thread pitch gauge Headset cup press Spoke ruler […]
Tools For The Beginner Home Mechanic Along with the essential tools, these will allow a beginning home mechanic to perform most basic repairs and general maintenance. Open-end Wrenches (Metric) Cone Wrenches Needle Nose Pliers Adjustable wrenches (8″ and 12″) Chain Tool Cable and Housing Cutters Spoke Wrench Grease WD-40 Hand Cleaner Bicycle Soap Sponges and […]
Bicycle Distributors and Suppliers Listings by Levi Bloom on October 27, 2004 (Last update: 2/9/2012) I have compiled an extensive list of bicycle distributors and other wholesale parts suppliers for the bicycle industry. Listings are sorted alphabetically by company name. (Please note: These are companies that distribute products to bicycle retailers; they do not sell […]