I want to maintain my bike. There a number of tools which are very specific, which also cost a lot of money. I have an old road bike which uses a freewheel. The freewheel remover cost me something like 7$! This really seems overpriced.
It would be nice if we had some sort of tool translation thread. Like, "these are the generic tools you would use in place of each of these specific bike tools."
Personally, I'm looking for replacements for the following:
- The tools used to remove the bottom bracket.
- The cone wrench, or the necessary tools to clean the hubs. By the way, do they have adjustable versions of the cone wrench?
- The necessary tools for taking apart the headset. I've never done this. Maybe it can be done with generic parts?
- anything else?
Maybe you really do need the bike specific tools for some of these. Oh well :(.