Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments
NOTE: use Perl; is on undef hiatus. You can read content, but you can't post it. More info will be forthcoming forthcomingly.

All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
 Full
 Abbreviated
 Hidden
More | Login | Reply
Loading... please wait.
  • Are you going to be mountain-biking in the mud and thus rebuilding your bike every year? Or are you going to be the neighborhood repair shop? Or are you going to be constantly upgrading components? I consider myself to be half-way decent repairing my own bike but I don't have half those tools. I say get the tools as you need them.

    What I'd recommend is a good set of hex keys. I've been drooling over the long handled ones. Like http://www.parktool.com/products/detail.asp?cat=7&item=PH-1 [parktool.com]

    I saw how much easier my brother tuned his bike with these than the typical folding set.

    Also keeping the drive train clean is the best maintenance habit you can get into. I used to just do it a couple of times a year (besides spaying lube from time to time), but when I started doing it every two weeks, or monthly, I saw big improvents on how the bike felt.
    • I want to be able to repair my own bike and my friends' bikes, and replace any component I want, when I want to replace it. (I might not replace my own hubs, though. Ugh.)

      I do get a lot of crap in my bike, and being able to take apart the gearsets to clean them is a real plus.

      The PH-1 set is nice, and I'd like to get one, too. I used them at the local bike co-op when I was doing things there. Also, buying tools when I need them is annoying, because if I don't have a specific tool, but then need it, I ha
      --
      rjbs