6 More Easy to Make Homemade Bicycle Tools

6 More Easy to Make Homemade Bicycle Tools

How to make 6 more cheap easy to make essential homemade bicycle tools for your mountain or road bike, which will greatly help with routine bike maintenance and repair. These include:

1. How to make a handlebar tap clamp to easily wrap the handlebars and hold the tape in place when you have to finish off the tape ends
2. Velcro ties to hold brakes in position to allow easy and efficient cable replacement
3. Zip ties used to fix and adjust brake toe in to eliminate squeeky brakes, fast and efficient
4. Home make a chain ring bolt tool from an old screw driver to make chain removal easier
5. How to build an inexpensive chain wip use for cassette removal
6. Maintenance log to keep track of when repairs where done and when maintenance is needed


  1. randolph patterson on July 29, 2019 at 2:00 am

    When looking at the cost of items such as new cone wrenches, it’s cheaper to buy used combo wrenches at a pawn shop or thrift store and grind the ends flat enough to use as cone wrenches. As a bonus, you’ll have a comfortable handle to grip, rather than a skinny handle with a paltry layer of thin rubber. You can even buy a cheap set of new wrenches to grind & flatten, at about a third of the cost of new cone wrenches.

  2. anonymous on July 29, 2019 at 2:24 am

    Good job RJ

  3. Suzzanne Mahoney on July 29, 2019 at 2:30 am

    I like your use of zip ties for brake toe-in to prevent squealing . Nice idea.

  4. Herman F. Ebeling, Jr. on July 29, 2019 at 2:48 am

    The only item in your list that I found helpful is the last one. The bicycle log. I keep an Excel workbook for just that purpose. In it I log how many miles I road on a daily basis. And a maintenance log, of what I did, what component(s) I replaced, the date that I replaced it/them and the odometer reading.