Have fun. Discover how your bike works by taking it apart, then putting it back together. Using the right tools will make that easier!
Allen keys, or if you prefer .... Hex wrenches.
A selection of tools (from Park Tool) for adjusting / maintaining your bicycles brakes
Chain tools are used to help remove, install or repair your bikes chain - either in the workshop or out on the road / trail.
Cranks connect the pedals to the drive chain, they have a lot of force put through them
When the time comes to remove them (for bottom bracket / chainring replacement for example) you could find that they are very stiff
Our selection of crank tools will allow you to remove the cranks without damaging the bike or cranks
Tools for your freewheel / cassette
General tools for bicycle maintenance and repair
Toos for the installation and removal of bicycle headsets
Pedal tools are designed specifically for removal and installation of pedals - they are 15mm thin spanners
Why a specific tool for pedal removing and installing pedals?
Pedal threads (generally) are different on the left and right side of the bike:
The drive side pedal (right hand as you sit on the bike) does up in the normal tightening direction - turning to the right (clockwise or righty tighty) to tighten
The non-drive side pedal (left hand as you sit on the bike) does up in the opposite way around - turning to the left (anti-clockwise) to loosen
This design is so that as you pedal, the pedals can self-tighten rather than come unscrewed (if they are not done up tight enough they will still loosen and fall off!)
Firstly - pedals can be very tight (and they can corrode or rust on with time - especially if grease is not applied when installing) and pedal spanners tend to have longer handles than a standard spanner
Secondly - pedals that use a 15mm spanner for tightening only have a thin gap for tightening (so your normal large adjustable spanner won't fit), and a small cone spanner - though looking appealing - may break under the heavy load required to loosen the pedal
Note: more and more pedals are using allen keys for fitting / removing pedals - from the back of the crank
Ever since Mr Dunlop came up with the pneumatic tyre, it's become a fact of life - tyres need air!
But don't you just hate it when you just want to get on your bike for a ride, only to discover the tyres need some more air and that your pump is just slightly better than useless?
Our selection of pumps will allow you to inflate with reliable ease.
We recommend using a track pump where possible for quicker / easier and more accurate pressure. We have found that running tyres underinflated is one of the most common causes of punctures and tyre wear. Simply testing with your fingers (especially on a hard tyre such as the marathon plus) often gives a false sense that the tyre is inflated enough.
a good, quality tool kit will make life easier when maintaining or repairing your bike, whether in the workshop our out on the trail / road.
Torque wrenches and accessories - perfect for making sure everything is done up to the manufacturers specifications.
For modern bicycle components to function at their optimum they should be tightened to the manufacturers specification (normally measured in NM - Newton metres)
Getting the correct torque when fitting components has become more important with lighter alloys and carbon used in componentry which means over--tightening can cause damage.
Inner tube and tyre tools.
Repairing your bike is a whole lot easier when it is clamped in a repair stand.
Call the Park Tool PAW-12 a wrench or a spanner with a 12 inch handle - as you like, we don't mind as long as you are happy.
Want to cut your bike cables cleanly, without leaving the ends frayed? Then the CN-10 cable cutter from Park Tool is the tool you have been looking for. Check out this video for a better view.
Using the BCB-4 cleaning set from Park Tool will help you in keeping your bicycle clean. This not only makes it look good, but really saves on wear and tear - making the components last longer and saves you money - just what's needed.
Made from steel, these tyre levers from Park Tool - TL-5 - are designed for the toughest combinations of tyres and rims.
Never be caught short at the end of the day when you urgently need to open that bottle, with the BO-2 bottle opener from Park Tool.
Fix your puncture without glue using the tiny, ultra-portable GP-2 kit from Park Tool. Perfect to take out riding in a pocket. The only worry is that it's so small you will leave it there and it will end up in the washing machine.
Keeping your bikes gears clean will make the components of the drive train last lunger and ultimately save you money. Clean in between the cogs with the great GSC-1 gear cleaning tool from Park Tool.
Check if your chain needs replacing BEFORE you wear out your cogs / sprockets with this chain wear indicator - CC-3.2 - from Park Tool!
It's called the PK-63 because it is a kit suitable for professionals and contains 63 tools. Designed as a "do it all" kit for the home mechanic, or as a starter kit for the professional shop mechanic.
The TL-1 set of 3 tyre levers from Park Tool are strong and light, made from nylon - in the Park Tools blue.
Lightweight chain tool - CT-5 - from Park Tool. Light enough to go anywhere - yet performs like a workshop tool.
The CT-3.3 is a heavy duty chain tool from Park Tool USA. Works on all derailleur chains including 10 and 11 speed plus 1/8" and 3/16" chains.