You’ll need a few tools and supplies handy at home to keep your bike tuned and ready to roll, unless you are the lazy or rich type and want to take it to your local shop every time there is a problem. Here are the basics we recommend:
this reduces the friction of metal on metal that can grind down and wear out your bike’s drivetrain. It helps keep your bike pedaling quietly and shifting smoothly. There are many types of lubes for all sorts of riding conditions. I like “self-cleaning” varieties, which means the lube acts like a solvent that cleans the chain of debris and old lube while it lubricates.
You can’t fix a flat if you can’t get your bike tyre off the rim. The easiest thing is to do it with a set of tire levers. The mechanics I know like Mavic levers because they have a broad, flat blade and rigid plastic build that make them kind totires, tubes, and rims, yet still effective for peeling off stubbornly tighttires.
You need a set of hex keys, but there’s another type of hardware taking over the cycling world called Torx bolts that are shaped more like stars than hexagons. Park Tool makes a folding set (the TWS-2, $19) that has these sizes and more.
All tyres tend to eventually go flat if you don’t pump them up, even if you hardly ever have a flat tyre. That’s because the rubber is slightly porous and naturally loses air, even in as little time as overnight. You’ll want to have a standard floor pump (not just a mini-pump) to inflate your tires with on a regular basis. I make it a habit to pump up my tires before just about every ride, or at least every other ride. A good pump will have a gauge that tells you yourtire pressure, and many also have convenient markings right on the gauge indicating the appropriate pressure for road, mountain, and hybrid bikes
A good multi-tool can mean the difference between making a swift, easy mid-ride adjustment or repair and suffering with poorly working equipment or, worse, whipping out your cell phone and waiting for a ride home. Always carry a palm-sized workshop, like the Lezyne RAP 13, which boasts eight sizes of hex and Torx keys, a Phillips screwdriver, a chain tool, and even spoke wrenches.
I hope those tips helped you… please feel free to let us know if there are any basic bike machanics tools that you may use and should be mentioned