Become the MacGuyver or B.A. Baracus of MTB.
Replace approximately £900 worth of useful but rarely used workshop tools with a DIY set that will only cost you about thirty quid or so.
Bodge jobs covered in this video
- Removing headset crown race
- Installing headset crown race
- Removing headset
- Installing headset
- Installing star fangled nut
Things you will need to get from B&Q or around the house
- Flat blade screwdriver
- Cutlery knife
- 40mm plumbing pipe
- 25mm metal curtain pole
- Threaded rod
- 2 nuts
- 2 washers
- 2 spanners
Bike tools costs money and while it’s a false economy to scrimp on tools that you use regularly like Allen keys and the like, you can bodge together several major tools from some everyday hardware found in B&Q, Wickes or wherever.
Not only is this a cash saving exercise, it will saves time because it’s unlikely that your local bike shop will have a headset press and a rocket tool to sell you, or the workshop time available at the last minute to replace your knackered headset.
All the materials used here were bought from B&Q; they cost about 30 quid in total and made three sets of tools, which would have totalled around £900 for the real deal!
Obviously our ghetto tools aren’t of the same quality, but they will get the job done and for the money who cares?
A word of warning just make sure you take your time and avoid damaging something more precious, such as your frame or hand!