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Basic Home Mechanic Tool List

Perform general maintenance yourself with this home mechanic tool list

Maintaining your own bike can be fun, but it can also be confusing. What do I need? Are certain sizes needed? Where can I find these items? Below is a recommended home mechanic tool list for general maintenance of the average road or off-road bike.

* Bicycle repair stand

Bikehand Pro Mechanic Bicycle Repair Rack Stand.

* Metric wrenches (8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 13mm, 15mm, 17mm, 19mm open ended box wrench)
* Hex wrench set (1.5mm, 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm)
* Cone wrench (13mm-16mm)
* Screwdriver set (3/16″ and 1/4″ straight blade and #0 and #2 Phillips)
* 12″ adjustable wrench
* Drivetrain cleaning kit (how-to instructions)
* Cable cutters

A floor pump is essential to your home mechanic tool list.

A floor pump is essential to your home mechanic tool list.

* Chain lube
* Zip ties
* Shop rags
There are several ways to purchase tools, including local bike shops like Mellow Johnny’s. Non-bicycle specific tools are usually available at hardware stores, automotive shops, tool stores, and some department stores.