What tools will I need?

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  1. gwhunt23

    gwhunt23 New Member

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    I am doing the upgrade from 8 to 9 speed on my bike, and I pretty much have all the components, except for the crankset and the shifters that UPS will get here by Monday or Tuesday.

    I will be replacing the cassette, crakset, chain, shifters, swapping pedals, and re-doing all the brake and shifter wires. What tools will I need to do this? I already have the basic allens, vice grips, channel locks, wrenches, etc. but no bike tools.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. will1988

    will1988 New Member

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    u will need:

    chain whip, lockring remover,crank extractor (square taper or isis),
     
  3. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    Check the repair and mintenance section at www.parktool.com Also suggest the Zinn book on MTB maintenance. Short answer is a crank puller if yours does not have self extractors,BB tool, cassette tool, chainwhip, a way to cut casing and cables, and maybe a pedal wrench or 15mm open end if yours cannot be removed with an allen.
     
  4. daveornee

    daveornee New Member

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    I agree with OP + most likely need a chain cutting tool too.
    The Park Tool site diagram that you should click on for details is at URL:
    http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/FAQindex.shtml

    Scroll down to the bicycle on the work stand. Click on the portion you will work on and read the instructions. The diagrams are great too.
    Sheldon Brown's site has great information on these topics at URLS:
    http://sheldonbrown.com/derailer-adjustment.html
    http://sheldonbrown.com/cables.html
    I have good results cutting cable housings with Dremel tool and cut-off wheel.
     
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