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HardtailHack

used an iron once
Jan 20, 2009
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Ahhhh, workshop work, so much easier than just using the selection of tools in the work truck.
Deep offset spanner, little head ratchet, just stroll over to the toolbox.
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Silly little locators, slide hammer time.
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Edit Note to self, never buy spring compressors with a drive on one end only, stupid stupid purchase.
 

HardtailHack

used an iron once
Jan 20, 2009
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It's been good lately, haven't needed anything, but work finishes up soon and I realized I don't really have any filter tools, so I just ordered a big Hazet chain type and some Lisle Swivel Grippers for the smaller stuff.
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EDIT- And a Toledo strap-
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HardtailHack

used an iron once
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Same guy I got the grinder from had some files, walked over to them expecting them to be as sharp as the Don Trump, but at worst they are fairly sharp.
Lots of Aussie made ones, a few English and a a couple of Nicholson from wherever.
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The body blade alone is worth the $30 Aussie seashells.
 

gonefirefightin

free wieners
Same guy I got the grinder from had some files, walked over to them expecting them to be as sharp as the Don Trump, but at worst they are fairly sharp.
Lots of Aussie made ones, a few English and a a couple of Nicholson from wherever.
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The body blade alone is worth the $30 Aussie seashells.
Those will make some nice knives
 
Aug 27, 2023
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Canton, Georgia

canadmos

Cake Tease
May 29, 2011
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Canaderp
I want to pick up a bearing kit, and the three main styles seem to be the following. I assume they are knockoffs of more established kits, so if anyone has some guidance on which kit might be best (or most comprehensive), or do they all suck? I just need it for frame, and hub bearings. Thanks in advance.

Option A

Option B

Option C
I don't think you'll find one kit that'll fit everything.

$80 seems steep for aliexpress...though the ztto stuff seems slightly above average for aliexpress type stuff. I have a few of their tools..

I have this one. It's half the price and will do majority of bearings on a bike.

It won't do headsets or bottom brackets out of the box, but some washers would fix that up (with the rod). Or just look for individual presses for those two applications.



Yeah the colour isn't the greatest...but it works.
 
Aug 27, 2023
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Canton, Georgia
Yeah, the Ztto kit is the closest I have seen to "complete."

I looked at kits like the one you linked, but is it complete enough to press out the hub, and frame bearings? It seems like it may be missing a deep enough "receiver" cup.