Fixing bikes and getting them set up properly isn't too technically challenging. It requires a bit of patience, a bit of logical thinking, an ability to follow instructions (reading them first always helps) and having them at hand to refer to mid-job can be invaluable too. Also have a look on Youtube, there are quite a lot of videos covering most aspects of maintenance. If you want something more tecnical, check out Parktools website. (ps: we can get most of the tools shown on their site)

Most bike maintenance doesn't require a workshop, but if you can set aside space then a work stand, a good workbench equipped with vice can be handy too.

Crucially maintaining a bike requires a good toolbox. You can buy these fully equipped ready to go,

Like this Fat Spanner one

or you can build them up over time. Below are some suggestions on what you'll need;

Basic Toolkit

Tyre levers (plastic)
Allen key set
15mm pedal spanner
14mm box spanner or long 8mm allen key for cranks
Chain splitter
Basic pump to fit presta and schraeder
Grease, Degreaser and Chain oil/lubricant

Intermediate Toolkit

as basic plus;

Crank extractor
Bottom bracket tool
Chainring peg spanner
Cable cutters
Park multi-fit spoke key
Cassette lock-ring tool
Chain whips
Cone spanners
10mm Allen key
Work stand
Track pump
Cleaning brush kit
Chain cleaning device

Advanced Toolkit

as intermediate plus;

Hope bleed kit
Wheel truing jig
Wheel dishing tool

     

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