How would you like to repair and maintain your own fixie . . . while saving tons of money and learning bike mechanics?
If the thought of that excites you, then the Park Tool AK-37 Advanced Mechanic Tool Kit is worth taking a hard look at. The tool kit comes with everything you’ll need to start your own bicycle workshop (it even includes a toolbox). With this set of bicycle tools you’ll own almost every tool your bike shop uses (and most likely the same brand since Park is the choice of top bike mechanics).
Once you get your hands dirty doing your own maintenance you’ll be saving time and money (two things that I know I cherish, do you?). The tools are professional quality, made in the U.S.A. and come with a lifetime warranty. Diving into maintaining your own bike can be intimidating, it’s hard not knowing what to do or where to start, especially when it’s your bike, the bike you love and cherish (and want to ride it in an hour). You’re not alone and lots of people have been there (including myself) and that’s why Park created their helpful online bicycle repair resource that will give you all the information you need to start repairing your fixed gear in no-time.
Starting with this tool kit gets you learning new skills and it’s also lots of fun getting dirt under your fingernails while exploring the ins and outs of bicycle mechanics. It’s rewarding knowing how to work on your fixed gear, when you understand how “all those pieces” are put together then you just got deeper into the cyclist-life. When you reach the point that you’re diagnosing and repairing your bike without even trying to think about it then you’ve taken your love of riding a fixed gear bicycle to an entirely new level and the world of biking becomes even more fun.
These tools will hold up to years and years of use (and abuse).
Here are some of the tools included:
- Assortment of wrenches
- 3 Sizes of Spoke Wrench
- Chain Tool
- Bottom Bracket & Freehub Lockring
- Bottom Bracket for 16 notch external crankset system cups
- Cartridge Bottom Bracket Tool
- Chain Checker Chain Wear Indicator
- Crank Puller for Splined Octalink & ISIS Drive
- Crank Wrench with 14mm Socket / 8mm Hex
- Chainring Nut Wrench
- Cassette Lockring Tool
- Professional Pedal Wrench
- Assortment of Cone Wrenches
- Chain Whip & Freewheel / Lockring Wrench
- And More . . .
Right now this list sounds like a foreign language to you, but once you get the tools and dive into your first repair it’ll all start to make sense. Once you learn the basics then you’ll never forget (it’s like “riding a bike).
Don’t try to save a few bucks on a cheaper set of tools because these are the ones the pro’s use and there’s a good reason for that . . . that’s because they’re built to last. They are engineered better than standard tools (very strict tolerances and a built with high quality metal), the right set of tools will last a very long time and are an investment. They cost a little more now, but you’ll save money over time (you’ll get your investment back after 2-3 repairs).
Note: Your friends will be asking you to help them fix their bikes. I am not responsible for all the friend requests you’ll be getting on Facebook from long lost high school friends that “need a little help”. Maybe i’m exaggerating, but once your friends find out you have bike tools and know about repairing and maintaining fixed gears your social life will expand to include more time working on bikes, don’t say I didn’t warn you. For “payment” I usually accept (and receive) beer and . . . beer
Check out the Park Advanced Mechanic Tool Kit with a complete list of the tools included, along with more photos and reviews.
Happy Riding and Wrenching!