The drivetrain of a bike consists of many individual components and must always be well maintained. For assembly and repair, you usually need special tools. In the category crank tools you will find some helpful tools for the assembly and repair of your crank or your drive. For the disassembly of a crank you need a so-called crank remover or crank puller. From manufacturer to manufacturer, there are different standards for these bike parts, for which we have the corresponding tools in stock in our shop.
Tool for the bicycle chain
Specially with high load on the bicycle chain can come to a chain break. In this case, usually only a new chain or a suitable chain lock helps. For the installation of new bicycle chains or chain locks, you need the appropriate chain tools. With the help of a chain riveter you can replace the broken chain link or shorten the bicycle chain to the necessary length. By means of a small screw pin, the chain rivet is pressed out of the chain link so that you can insert a new chain lock. High-quality chain rivets can be repaired with a replacement pin in case of a defect. In addition to the riveting tool, we also offer you a selection of other tools for bicycle chains.
Chain lock pliers and chain wear gauges are other practical tools for fitting and repairing a bicycle chain in addition to the chain riveter.
Interior bearing tools
Depending on the bicycle frame, different bottom brackets are installed. Superordinate is distinguished here between screwed bearings and pressed bearings.
BSA (English thread)
The BSA bearings were for a long time the standard for mountain bikes. Also many road bikes had a BSA bottom bracket installed. The peculiarity of this bottom bracket is that the right bearing shell has a left-hand thread and the left side a right-hand thread. The housing widths are 68 mm (road bike and MTB), 73 mm (MTB), 83 mm (DH bikes) and 100 mm (fat bikes).
ITA (Italian thread)
As the name suggests, these bearings were mainly installed on Italian road bikes. Unlike the BSA has the ITA exclusively right-hand thread. The housing width is 70 mm.
BB30 and Pressfit 30
The BB30 bottom bracket standard is Canondale's own standard of pressed-in bearings for cranks with a crankshaft diameter of 30 mm. Pressfit 30 is the counterpart from Sram or Truvativ. The only difference between the two bottom brackets is the outer diameter. The BB30 measures 42 mm and the Pressfit 30 has an outer diameter of 46 mm. The housing width of the frame is 68 mm or 73 mm.
The manufacturer Shimano offers several variants. All bearings are designed for 24 mm crankshafts, but differ in the housing width. 86.5 mm (road bike), 89.5 mm/92 mm (MTB) or 104.5 mm/107 mm (DH bikes).
Sram GXP Pressfit
Similarly to Shimano, Sram also offers different bottom brackets for the GXP crankshafts. There are the bearings for crankshafts with 22 mm or 24 mm diameter. The housing widths are just like Shimano 86.5 mm (road bike) or 89.5 mm/92 mm (MTB).
To mount or press the different bottom brackets you need a suitable tool. In the category bottom bracket tools, you are guaranteed to find the right bottom bracket wrench or a corresponding press-in tool. We offer a wide range of high-quality tools for bottom brackets from leading manufacturers like Birzman, Topeak, Lezyne or Park Tool
Bike tools for the crank
The crank admission consists here of a square bearing shaft. You find this admission predominantly with older bicycles. Here it is usually a crankshaft that is firmly integrated into the bottom bracket. The cranks are usually mounted and fixed on both sides.
There are two versions of an octalink bearing. Both feature octalink gearing. Compared to the square, the Octalink is considerably more stable. Due to a thicker shaft and the multi-toothing, the forces are better distributed. The difference of both Octalink Shimano standards lies in the length of the gearing.
The International Spline Interface Standard is the counterpart to Shimano's Octalink. It was designed in collaboration between various manufacturers in response to the Octalink.
A crank puller consists of two parts, a mandrel and an external thread. The thread is used to attach the tool to the crank arm. By screwing the mandrel back and forth, the crank is pressed from the crankshaft and released from the inner bearing. For the different crank standards, we offer you a wide selection of suitable tools. In our online shop you will find bike tools from premium brands like Unior, Park Tool, Birzman or Topeak.
Tools for the pedals
To mount pedals, you need either a hexagon socket or simply a suitable pedal wrench. In our shop category pedal tools you are guaranteed to find the right wrench for your flat pedals or clipless pedals. A high-quality pedal wrench is especially useful when removing pedals. Not infrequently, the pedals are relatively tight from moisture and dirt. Here, only a good dirt remover and a suitable open-end wrench with sufficient leverage can help. With the help of the leverage, you can thus exert controlled force on the screw thread of the pedals and simply loosen it. If you use the wrong wrench size and too short a lever, you will often damage the pedal axle or the crank arm.
You can also use a wrench with a sufficient lever force.
In this category you will find high-quality processed pedal wrenches from well-known manufacturers such as Unior, Topeak, Park Tool and Birzman.
Tools for chainrings and sprockets
Most workshop equipment is not fully equipped for a maintenance or repair on the bicycle drive. In our shop category sprocket tools you will find everything you need for a maintenance of your rear drive. Especially the cassette on the rear wheel is one of the most sensitive wear parts. Cyclists who ride their bike a lot will experience increased wear on the sprocket after some time. To change a sprocket set, you usually need a chain whip or chain whip pliers. In addition to a chain whip you also need a suitable cassette puller to loosen the lockring.
Both tools for the sprocket work hand in hand. First you put the chain whip around the sprocket set. In the next step, you put the sprocket puller on the lockring. With the extraction tool you now loosen the lockring, while you fix the freewheel with the chain whip.
The different manufacturers, such as Shimano, Sram or Campagnolo have different standards for your cassettes. It is important to know exactly which cassette you have installed from which manufacturer to order the right sprocket puller.
We offer you a wide selection of sprocket tools for your workshop. You will find various chain whips and pullers from the leading manufacturers such as Unior, Parktool or Topeak.