Bicycle Maintenance – How to Build Your Home Workshop

This video shows the tools needed for a home bicycle workshop starting with the basic tools and working up to advanced tools.


scott wilson says:

hi Clint I placed a order from fox for a socket to fit my 2016 fox flout 34 so I can add volume spacers but fox sent me a 28mm socket witch they said would fit but it don’t. I’ve seen you using a socket on the 34s in other vid . can you tell me the size please ? I’m building up my tool kit and soon moveing house to have my own workspace so thanks for this video

Top Ski HD says:

A Metric Allen wrench set – not an English? I assume you mean Imperial. Besides UK have been Metric for many years.

Robert Trageser says:

You are risking denting or cracking your frame when you clamp it in the bike stand. Frame tubing is thin and dents easy carbon will crack. I almost always clamp the seatpost. You can clamp seat tube where seatpost is inserted but all mechanics I know make a habit of clamping seatpost.

JustFrana says:

just discoverd your chanel and i love it
great videos 😉

Vince Leuenberger says:

Most comprehensive video on this topic. (And I’ve watched lots.) Thanks 🙂

James Browne says:

Sorry Clint its imperial not “in English ” and we do use metric in the uk! Great video by the way

3majsie maciek says:

Hi Clint, You’ve mentioned how impressed You were with KMC chains, and here You’re showing chain cleaner tool. KMC actually issued their chain maintenance text guide in which they recommend NOT TO use chain cleaner tools (meaning tool with solution inside), NOT TO do so called “shakers” in solvents, nor using any kind of degreaser in any way on their chains. They don’t have anything against mechanised brush cleaning=dry chain cleaning tool. Most people don’t read a guide on chain manufacturer site and whole cycling “industry” is filled with tips on how to clean chains with solvents. Turns out KMC does not recommend that, as it’s shortening the chain life in their opinion.

John Hollister says:

I have most of the basic tools and supplies you recommended, but I’m new to tubeless. Just got a new bike with tubeless ready tires and rims and I’m itching to get ’em aired up. What brand/model air compressor would you recommend?

1975lap says:

There are some tools that you can get away with the cheap “Chinese” version of, some you can’t. For example, my bike stand. I have a cheap one from ebay or Amazon for about $50. Probably not as good as your park tool version, but wayyyy less $$. I found that it works just fine for my basic washing and adjusting needs.

Mikey Maddog says:

Whats with the metric and English with this person? really he don’t know much probably a roadie.

Alvin Jojo says:

can you put a link where to buy multi tool .online

Jon W says:

Nice Job!! Thanks, a good start…

Tony Padilla says:

Where did you buy the tool to install the bearings

Cabot Steward says:

its nt park

Rob Smith says:

The pump is Giant. I get it!

Jamessr23 says:

Use a Snapon torque wrench, expensive but you wont be disappointed

Yoav Moshe says:

You Forgot star tool, very important

51249ca says:

i envy those orange Pedros tire levers as they match my bike. can only find the yellow ones 🙁

John Long says:

My shop has a compressor and all these years I’ve used a quality tire chuck with a gauge that is fairly accurate. The tires say somewhere like 60 psi “max” which to me always meant topping the tires off at 50 psi means I’m good to go. Have I been doing it wrong?


Great tips on workshop stuff. It’s unbelievable how much maintenance a trail bike requieres if you wanna keep it running nicely, unbearable to depend on shops for this. Greetings from Spain Clint, I enjoy your videos.

bahamut2119 says:

Actually clint the crown race setting tool is cheep I picked one up for 30 bucks on amazon and there’s a removal tool on there for 23 ill buy soon. I have much more needed specialty tools that cost 4-5x as much.

tgfedi says:

I agree with your recommendations! Great advice!
Keep up the great work.
Thank you.

Mikey Maddog says:

Us English use millimetres as well.

Jeff Herrington says:

. Great tips

Rodney Letts says:

Metric or imperial (not English)

LonghornTom says:

Hey Clint, I would not recommend using brake cleaner on your tires for cleaning. It actually causes rubber (gaskets, tires, etc.) to expand and compromise its integrity. Brake cleaner and rubber should never mix.

Ryan Moses says:

Hey Clint what’s the part number on your small bearing press?

supertemp says:

Thanks so much for your videos. Love your work. You have helped me learn a lot.

Haralabos Lukatos says:

nice video thank you

baravnzla says:

Since I’ve been working on my bike I’ve found some things like:
– there’s no better way to work on your bike than with a proper stand, it makes it way easier than putting your bike upside down or any other method.
– you can save a good amount of money by getting non bike specific tools like hex keys, screwdriver, etc from a standard hardware store.
– the chain cleaning machine is magical, gets the chain clean in seconds without much hassle.
– having a good floor pump is vital specially if you chance tires frequently depending on the trails, season.

Nice channel, I really like your videos.

nightfly222 says:

The two most important tool sitting in the background on the windowsill, WD40 and duct tape.

Adam Burwell says:

Love my Park rotor truing wrench and Park valve core removal tool.

Sid Sloth says:

Agree, a good floor pump is essential. . . You might think you can manage with the mini pump, but I can promise you once you get a floor pump, you’ll wonder why you never got a floor pump earlier. I even take mine in the car with me to trail centers.

The other essential bit of kit I have is a bike stand.

GamerBrian81 says:

Really nice video!

Having your own tools and fixing your bike yourself, is much cheaper than sending it to a bikemechanic.
Yes, buying the tools can be expensive, but if you buy high quality tools, its a one-time investment, and you get the joy of being able to fix your bike yourself

In Denmark, a certified bike mechanic often takes 80USD per hour, so you can save a lot of money by doing it yourself, and you can get your bike fixed 24/7/365, no waiting and no shop opening hours to worry about

countertony says:

I’d almost say the workstand wants to be one of the first things you buy after the floor pump, for things like cleaning, inspecting and, sure, maintaining the bike. But if you do buy it early, it’s one of the few cases where buying cheap might be okay for a surprisingly long while, especially if you have a garage you can do cleaning work in, or a back garden with a shed. I bought a cheap workstand from Lidl (German discount supermarket in the UK) for £25 (US$40 at the time) which has lasted me five years so far – it’s a little heavier than a Park Tools stand, but if you’re not moving the stand much…

joed596 says:

That’s a really nice set of tools, Clint 🙂 I’m taking the “acquire them as I need them approach” and appreciate all the tips and suggestions that you made here. Thanks, thumbs up, and saved your video in my playlist. All best, Joe

dirtnastyish says:

It took me way too long to figure out how nice it is to have a torque wrench. It’s just way nicer than trying to guess if you have right torque.

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