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Make: Bicycle Projects by John Baichtal

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Chapter 4. Bike Hacker’s Workbench

Before you start in on the challenging projects, let’s review some of the tools and techniques you’ll need. You’ll have the opportunity to check out a couple of different toolkits, one for home and one for on the road. This will give you a solid base of tools that will allow you to safely disassemble anything on a bike.

The Essential Bike Mechanic’s Toolkit

Nearly everything you need to work on a bike’s mechanical parts fits into a small duffel bag. The following sections describe what you should grab.

Bike Stand

Bikes, when not in motion, are inherently unstable, and trying to repair a bike while it’s on its kickstand or (my personal favorite) upside down on its handlebars is asking for your bike to fall ...

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