Been lurking the list for a while - stoked that I have a reason to post. It's a great list, and I appreciate all I've learned from it in lurking silence so far...
I'm a member of the Somerville Bike Kitchen in (currently) sunny Massachusetts (www.somervillebikekitchen.org).
We have a full set of bike tools for most possible repairs and all of them, including basic tools are hanging on a peg board for people to grab as needed.
We are considering building up tool kits that have basic tools that can be attached to a particular stand or handed off to someone working on their bike outside that will cover most of the basic tasks.
If someone needs a more obscure/expensive tool, or a tool that might require more guidance to use (cone wrenches, freewheel tools, chainwhips, etc) they can still come grab it as needed
I have 2 basic questions:
basic repair of their bike. (Keeping in mind that more specialized tools are readily available a few steps away.)? Basically, which are the tools we should have kitted to avoid lots of foot traffic and reduce wasted time as people walk back into the shop for a basic tool that someone else may be using at the time.
here's the kind of kit I'm thinking of... a set of allen L keys in their own plastic holder a 3 way triangular park allen bike tool for basic things a set of box wrenches (perfect in a tool roll, so it's clear that there is a wrench missing if a slot is empty.) 2 tire levers 4 screw drivers, small flat head, large flathead, small phillips, large phillips pedal wrench?
easy for someone to know that they've put the set back as they found it and not left something out accidentally.
I'm thinking something like a well labelled tool roll. https://www.amazon.com/Rolling-Organizer-Carrier- Storage-Pockets/dp/B071HBHXFR/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid= 1502398802&sr=8-6&keywords=tool+roll
How do you all handle this sort of thing?
ps - also, who here has cool stickers? Anyone interested in a bike coop sticker share?