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Must have Ebike Tools for Road and the Garage

Many of us have one way or another assembled a collection of tools as regards getting odd jobs done in the house. Be it repairing decks or hanging pictures. And as a cyclist, there’s nodoubt you’ve also accumulated some equipment to help with your bike repairs.

Making sure your electric bike gets regular cleaning and maintenance is essential for its longevity. You are also less likely to find yourself stuck in unforeseen circumstances on the roadside.

As with every repair tool, there are basic tools for Ebike repairs and also specialized Ebike tools. And as you may expect, basic repair tools for regular bikes also work perfectly for E-bikes. So if you’re a DIY or not too DIY kind of person, this guide will introduce you to both primary and specialized E-bike repair tools. Not just that, this guide will also introduce you to several mechanical tools you can use for repairs in your garage.

So without much ado, let’s begin!

Basic Ebike Repair Kit

The following are the basic tools you will need when on and about with your electric bike.

Puncture Repair Kit

A decent puncture repair kit should have the following tools;

  • Metal filled
  • Vulcanizing cement
  • Vulcanizing patches in various sizes and shapes
  • Tire levers

Every one of these tools usually comes with instructions on how to mend punctures. Even with the instructions, you must practice it first in your garage before doing it for real.

Multitool

Specific multitools for electric bikes consist of screwdrivers, open wrench pieces, and Allen wrenches (also called hex keys). These tools (most especially the available wrench) are very important for on the road repairs. The open wrench also lets you loosen your tire’s nut, which allows you to remove and repair it. If the open wrench is not available in the Multitool, you should include it in your basic repair kit.

Portable, Mini Pump

You don’t want to get stuck in the middle of the road with a flat tire. That’s the last thing you would like for yourselves as it can be very tedious and frustrating. Having to push your heavy bike for miles under the scorching sun is no joke. Hence, carrying a portable mini pump with you is very important.

No doubt, pumping with a mini pump can take some time and effort, but it will always put you back on track. Literally! Ensure the mini pump you get can supply the pressure your bicycle tire needs. Not just that, also make sure you have the correct valve fitting for your tire.

Extensive Ebike Repair Kits.

The essential repair kit discussed above is the barest minimum you should carry when on and about with your Ebike. The basic repair kit is best if you’re going for a short ride. However, if it’s a long ride you’re aiming for, you will need to carry an improved repair kit. An extensive repair kit ensures that regardless of the situation, you will be able to repair your way out.

Some specific repair tools to have include;

Spare Inner Tube

In certain situations, repairing a tube is just out of the question. This kind of scenario is rare, but it happens. Valves can get ripped out, causing holes that are too big for repair. In cases like this, having a spare inner tube is the only way out. If you do, you will be able to rescue the situation and continue your journey.

Headlamp

A headlamp becomes helpful when you need to make repairs very close to dusk or late at night. The headlamp allows you to see what you’re repairing and hopefully hasten the restoration. The headlamp also allows other commuters to know that there’s someone on the roadside or trail.

Duct Tape

Nothing a duct tape can’t fix, they say. Well, duct tape can also come in handy when repairing your bike. You don’t have to carry a whole roll. A length or two will be enough for the job.

Cash and Change

Having a flat phone battery and a flat electric bike can happen at the same time. This is why you must hold some cash with you on your ride so you can hail a ride home.

Mechanic Tool Kit for Electric bikes 

Below is a list of essential mechanical tools for power-assisted bikes if you’re going to be tuning, tinkering, and repairing in your garage. The good thing is you don’t need to get these tools at once. You can always gradually accumulate these tools as you need them.

Floor Pump

Getting electric bike tires pumped up with the floor pump is the dream. With the floor pump, less effort is required to fill up the tires than the mini pump. The floor pump also has a better economical design than the mini pump.

Ebike Stand

You can conduct a lot of repair and maintenance tasks on flat ground. However, if you frequently work on your electric bicycle, raising your bike off the floor so you can work while standing makes a huge difference. To raise your bike off the floor, you will need an electric bike stand in your garage.

Pedal Wrench

Rather than working with adjustable wrenches, it’s better to get one built for the task.

Spoke Wrench

Nuts, screws, wheel spokes can come loose at any time, even if it’s not supposed to come loose. A spoke wrench enables you to tighten all loosen wheel spokes. They fit multiple-size spokes, are durable, and are very affordable.

Cable Cutters

A decent pair of cable cutters help to create zip ties, cable housing, and trimming cables. It is also a great tool to have in the home in case any string material needs trimming.

Masterlink Tool

You can use the Masterlink tool for all kinds of chains. You can use it to break the bicycle chain if you need to remove it and help fit it back after repair.

Chain Wrench

The chain wrench helps to hold rear cassettes of gears in a position.

Socket Set 

The socket set makes it simple to use a basic socket set. This helps to promote the easy removal of bolts and nuts.

Hex Keys or Allen wrenches

Your Multi-Tool should be equipped with the Allen wrench, part of your essential E-bike repair kit. Allen wrenches are the commonest type of heads on regular and electric bicycle screws. But to keep your essential tool, we advise that you get extra for your garage. The Allen wrench is also easier to use when not attached to a Multitool.

Conclusion 

You shouldn’t perform all of your electric bike repairs in your garage, no matter how good you are with your tools. Electric bikes are expensive, and you wouldn’t want to take unnecessary risks that can cause permanent damage to your bike.

Adequate technical knowledge is the most important factor when repairing a bike. This is why the greatest tool you can afford for your electric bike is the e-bike shop closest to you. Experts in the shop will provide the best approach to the repair and maintenance of your bike.

 

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