Important bicycle tools and equipment

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.

Wrenches

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.

Bike pump(s)

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.

Security measures

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.

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Park renovation

If you think that park renovation is a simple task that demands only a couple of dollars and a bit of good will – think again. Park renovation is often a homungous project that demands years of wark and a big amount of money. Refurbing the ammenities, cleaning the alleys and replanting trees, installation of proper additions like bike racks and dustbins, renovation of playgrounds… I could enumerate the needed changes for an hour or two and it wouldn’t be enough. You can see for yourself how titanic this task can be:

No bike stands around? Make one yourself

People’s ingenuity never ceases to amaze me. This particular YouTuber had a simple, yet great idea for his own, personal bike stand to use when there are no racks around. As he rides a mountain bike, it shouldn’t be surprising there are places on his track where there are nobicycle stands whatsoever.

I have to make this simple thing myself!