The maintenance of your bicycle may require the use of bike tools that are sometimes specific and often standard.
The assembly or replacement of certain components may require the use of bike tools specific to the brand and model of the parts concerned.
Bike accessories are generally assembled without or with standard tyoe allen key tools.
There are also multifunction tools that are compact and light, they are intended to be transported and used for troubleshooting during a ride.
Parts and components manufacturers offer specific tools for the components they design, but there are also brands specializing in the manufacture of compatible bike tools such as Var tools, Park tool or Lezyne.
For the maintenance of your bike we advise you to have basic bike tools, such as a workshop stand and a multi-tool, however a chain tool, a pedal wrench, a chain whip or a wrench. are also regularly useful equipments. The specific bike tools are intended for operations for an experienced user, such as replacing a bottom bracket for example.
Certain very high-end materials such as carbon require special attention, in particular concerning the values of the tightening torques which must be respected in order not to crack or break the fibers of this material.
You will find in our shop a selection of tools for your bike in used condition or new cleared always at the best price, available in stock.
Maintenance of your bike:
We advise you to regularly clean your bike with soapy water without pressure, the use of a high-pressure cleaner is strongly discouraged because with this device water can lift the seals and get into the bearings and allow their corrosion . The objective is to avoid the accumulation of dust and grease which could limit the functionnality of certain components such as bike wheels, derailleurs, shifters, shock absorbers, forks or brake calipers.
For lubrication, oils and greases specific to the bicycle exist and are particularly suitable, in fact, they do not conserve pollutants.
As for the automobile there are polishers and polishes in order to restore shine to your frame or your fork.
It is sometimes more efficient to disassemble certain components to clean them effectively, this is the case of a MTB cassette in which the dust accumulates between the sprockets.
When a hydraulic item leaks, the oil that escapes is very corrosive, it is essential to quickly clean the sprayed area with a degreaser and replace the defective part.
Abnormal noises can also indicate a lack of lubrication, this is the case when the derailleur rollers whistle. When this type of anomaly occurs, the wear by friction of the components can be very fast, it is therefore necessary to lubricate all the items as quickly as possible.
<p>A bike is made up of more than a hundred parts, some of which wear out and others require maintenance in order to maintain their lifespan. The disassembly, replacement and assembly of these components and accessories requires standard tools that can be used for all types of equipment and bicycle-specific tools.</p>
<h2>Choosing a bike tool kit :</h2>
<p>There are two types of tools intended for the maintenance or repair of bicycles:</p>
<li>the transportables are compact and multifunctional, they are composed of standard items such as allen wrenches, tire levers, a knife, a bottle opener or flat keys. This type of tool makes it possible to perform simple and quick operations.</li>
<li>disassembly or extraction tools such as a chain whip, a pedal wrench, a cassette disassembly key, a crank extractor. This type of tool is intended for repair or major maintenance operations which require special knowledge.</li>
<p>The nomadic tool models that we offer can be easily positioned in a <a href="https://www.sl-sport-equipments.com/gb/br-126-btwin">saddle bag</a>.</p>
<p><a href="https://www.sl-sport-equipments.com/gb/content/24-shimano-groupset-ranges">Manufacturers of bicycle components</a> may recommend specific tools for the assembly and / or adjustment of the parts and accessories they offer on the market. In this case, the choice of the tool requires identifying the brand and model of the component to be assembled or disassembled, the year of the component can also be a criterion for the choice of a version.</p>
<p>Manufacturers such as Shimano, Sram, Campagnolo, Rock Shox, Mavic, ... offer bicycle tools compatible with the components they have designed but brands have also specialized in tools for cycling such as VAR, Lezyne , ...</p>
<p>Here are some examples of parts which for their adjustment and assembly do not require a specific tool, only a standard or transportable tool may be sufficient: the rear derailleur; a cable brake lever, assembly of the gear levers, ... Specific tools may be necessary for replacing a bearing, changing a cassette, assembling a crankset, etc ...</p>
<h2>Maintenance and replacement of bicycle tools :</h2>
<p>Bicycle tools do not require specific maintenance because their design is generally simple. However, monitoring their state of wear is important because a tool in poor condition could damage the part or accessory on which it is to be used. Tools with a thread such as crank pullers are particularly sensitive.</p>
<h2>Accessories in addition to bicycle tools :</h2>
<p>We offer a large number of standard, specific, standard or transportable bicycle tools at the best price among more than 350 brands in second hand or new condition from stock.</p>
<p>Some brands like <a href="https://www.mavic.com/en-gb">Mavic</a> do not allow the renovation of their products by non-specialists, in fact the guarantee ends when an unauthorized person intervenes on a product requiring specific techniques and tools. Repair of some components.</p>
<p>Here are some examples of brands specializing in the design and manufacture of tools:<a href="https://vartools.com/en/"> Var</a>, Lezyne, ...</p>