If you are getting more into your bicycle maintenance you’ll quickly discover you need a few extra tools that are not included in your standard B&Q toolbox. Especially when it comes to more advanced maintenance tasks such as hub bearing servicing. Although you could simply buy each tool individually, if you see yourself having a future of doing your bike maintenance yourself, then it can be cheaper to invest in a large toolkit in one go. Here’s three of the best bicycle toolkits that are targeted at different levels of bicycle mechanic.
Lifeline Professional Bicycle Toolkit
When I was looking for a professional toolkit without an extreme price attached to it I knew I could rely on Lifeline. At just £120 this is a bargain price in comparison to other offerings. The quality of the tools suffers a little however, this shouldn’t be noticeable for most tasks and if you are only maintaining a fleet of a couple of bikes you’ll be fine. The ball-end Allen keys are an excellent inclusion to this 38 piece kit. A well thought out bicycle toolkit that will suit most casual bike mechanics.
Park Tool AK37 Advanced Mechanic Toolkit
Park Tool has always been known for its good quality and as a favourite choice of professional mechanics. The AK37, as you may have guessed, includes 37 tools. The bicycle toolkit is suitable for most common maintenance tasks. If you’ve got the money to spend then the extra investment is likely to mean these tools will last many lifetimes.
Pedro’s Master Tool Kit 3.0
If you are taking the first serious steps to transform yourself into a professional bike mechanic then the Pedro’s Master Tool Kit is the way to go about it. 64 very high quality tools are included but the price is enough to make you weep.
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