Every cyclists need a bicycle – that’s obvious. But what about maintenance? Bike is not as complicated in construction as a car, but nevertheless it needs proper care to be safe and useful. Thus, here’s a list of tools every bike owner should have:
Torx multitool and spare hex (“Ikea”) keys
Most screws and other bicycle pieces is already equipped with torx bolts, thus having a multitool or a box full of different torx screwdrivers and keys will make your life much easier when it comes to bike repair. Additional, classic hex key is also handy, as there are hundreds of different combinations of screws but at least one of them shall have a classic hex on top.
Check the size of the most used screws and bolts on bike equipment, such as bicycle stands and car bike racks for example – most of them use classic wrenches.
That “s” in parentheses is there for a reason – one pump should be attached to your bike for quick fixes of immediate emergencies, the other (preferably bigger and more efficient than a hand pump) should be in your house or garage, always at hand to make your wheels ready to go.
In a form of spoke wrenches or spoke chains that will more or less secure your bike. Of course, a determined thief will finally overcome such security anyway, but the longer it takes to steal a bike, the better are your chances it won’t be stolen. Thus, always buy the top-of-the line security for your bike.