Essential Tools For BMX
As a beginner riding BMX working on your bike can be a bit intimidating at first. In this video I’m here to go over how simple the tools needed for working on our bikes can really be as well as let you know which ones are absolutely essential.
Yes I forgot to mention a pump and yes I forgot to mention crank pullers, both of which are very essential!
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Crank puller because whenever I don’t use one my sprocket flys off and chips my paint 🙁
Bruh, air pump. Very essential. When i left my air compressor at my parents’ house after moving away, i felt totally screwed without a pump
a god damn friggin bottom bracket tool even if its a ghetto home made one. hammering in bearings is a waste. buy some threaded rod or get a looseball axle. use some cone spacers for a bb, few extra washers, couple nuts and two adjustable wrenches with some grease.
not the most essential cause you can hammer in a bb but makes a nice difference.
Great video Brant. 🤘🤘
Gotta have that park tool
Wow I use redneck ways compared what showed I use a screw driver to get my tires off my rims
You forgot 1 tool… The much bigger hammer…
Mainly used to destress…..
20% crew. My favorite tools from Park are the P handle hex wrenches. I have other favorite tools from Park but they are for non BMX bikes. LOL.
Awesome video as always my man!
Those fold-up allen wrench sets are pretty nice and compact. They are easy to carry around in your bag but for those of you who I’ll be working on your bikes a lot, I would recommend getting the L-shaped hex key set from Pedro’s. Using it the long way allows fast spinning of bolts and you can flip it the other way around if you need the leverage. It is just a lot easier than trying to use the fold-up set.
Also I am not sure how difficult BMX tires are to get off and on but in mountain bikes there are some very tough tires and a beefy tire lever is needed. In my experience the park tool Tire levers are okay but if you have a tire that is very stubborn, the tool just Bends and becomes very weak. If you want a better tire lever I would recommend a plastic one by Pedro’s. They are inexpensive and they are so so much stronger.
Speaking of brakes. Have you covered the different brakes on the market? Been following a few months now so I don’t know if you’ve covered that. Btw, I love my park tools.😁👍
0:43 I would use the PH-1 P-Handle Hex Wrench Set and just take the 6mm and the 5mm and put in your bag 1:35 i would use 3/8" Drive Ratchet Handle SWR-8 with the SBS-3 Socket and Bit Set with a 3/8" socket extension for my pegs and cranks 2:27 i dont like the CT3.2 its to big to carry around ok for the workshop i like the CT-5 chainbreaker much better i think 3:03 the SW-2 Spoke Wrench fits bmx nipples better i think a nice snug fit not a baggy fit so you dont round off nipples 3:17 i had some TL-1.2 and they bent after some time so i upgraded to the TL-4.2 Tire Lever Set miles better 3:51 iv got the set of MWR spanners but you only need the 17mm and the 15mm and 5:22 if you rock breaks use a 10mm. use a Park Tool BT-2 for your cables to cut inner cable use Park Tool SP-7 Side Cutter Pliers and for the outer cables use park tool CN-10 8:17 i would keep the WAG-4 in the workshop to big to carry around a good tool to get is a TM-1 Spoke Tension Meter to check your spokes tension 9:26 The wheel truing stand i would go for is the TS-4.2 or the TS-2.2P for my workshop (man cave)