Essential Tools for Repairing Your Bicycle

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Do you have your bicycle and want to know necessary tools for repairing your bicycle?

If your answer is yes, then you are at right place, doesn’t matter you are a professional or amateur.

This article will help you to know important bike repairing tools.

Why you need tools for your Bicycling?

You have to maintain your bicycle every time. For this reason, you need to go bike repairing shop. It will spend money for that case. If you have some essential tool in your hand, then it will save your time and money. Time? Yes, you need enough to repair your bicycle in the repairing shop. So having essential bike tool in your home will time and cost effective. You need not a lot of instruments but pick the right ones.

List of Essential bicycle tools

Bicycle Pump: I think you already know about this tool. It is specially used for pushing air into tires. It has an adaptor for use one or two type valve used on Schrader or Presta. Schrader or Presta is two type of common valve used on a bicycle. A different kind valve called Dunlop or woods valve has in the market.

Basic types are available in the market. Those are:

  • Floor Pumps
  • Foot operated
  • Frame mounted
  • Compact or mini
  • Double action

Floor Pump is perfect for your bicycle. You can choose second rate pump. There are no differences in bike pumps that I understood, to be honest. You just need to push air into your bicycle valve. ‘

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A screwdriver is using for driving or removing screws. Four-way Screwdriver sizes will fit on your bike. You choose quality steel tips which won’t break. You need a slotted or flat-blade screwdriver. That wills enough for you.


Adjustable wrench:

Wrenches are a tool specially used for tightening or loosen the nuts and bolts. You can buy combination wrench. In a combination wrench, one end is like an open-end wrench and other end being like a box-end wrench.

adjustable wrench

Gear brush:

The gear brush will help you to clean your bike. A clean bike is faster than an unclean bike. A clean bike will last more days.

gear brush

Chain Lube:

You can use lube on your bicycle’s chain. It keeps your bike chain smooth. You can ride your bike faster.

chain lube

Chain Tool:

You may need to remove chain pins to short or increase the chain. Chain tool helps you remove chain pins quickly. You should make sure that quality steel used in Chain tool. Handle won’t slip on your hand.

chain tool

Bicycle Adjustable Repair Stand:

Sometimes you need a little work or tune-up. In this time bicycle repair stand makes your task easier. This tool will provide you hands-free access to brakes, cables, chains and any bolts that necessary for adjusting or tightening.

bicycle adjustable repair stand

Socket Set:

Sometimes you need socket set for your bicycle. It contains wrench, screwdriver, and many other tools. If you need any particular ones, I would advise the 8mm, 9mm, and 10mm. You can buy sample socket set.

socke set

Cable Cutters:

Steel cable is tough to cut with a standard pair of wire cutters. Cable cutters mainly designed for steel cable on bicycles. When you buy a wire cutter, few things should consider. Cable cutter’s handle must be rubber grip. It helps to reduce hand fatigue. Cutter must lightweight and strong.

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cable cutters


Scissors are hand-managed shearing tools. You can cut some Zip ties and the handlebar tape with scissors.


Spoke Wrenches:

Spoke Wrenches is helpful for truing wheels of bicycles. You can easily carry this tool. This tool makes adjusting the tension of the spokes on your bicycle’s wheel. It is best for tightening the spokes.


Lock Ring Tool:

It mainly works for screws on and off.  You can remove the lock ring by using this tool.

Chain whip:

Chain whip helps hardened pins to keep the chain in place. It’s a basic chain whip.

Recommendation: You can buy above tool from the local store or I just thoroughly research about repairing tool. You choose what you need. There are also some tools that you may need. But I provide you important tools that are essential for you.

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About Jack Carson

Being with you as a writer on bike reviews site is my great pleasure! I really love biking and also I have more than three years experienced on bike riding and I love to test different bikes by myself and my ultimate aim is to identify the most effective and affordable bikes for the bike lovers!

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