Gear Deals: Spring Tune-Up Essentials for the Home Mechanic

Spruce up for spring with deals on tools and must-have repair items

Spruce up for spring with deals on tools and must-have repair items.

Spruce up for spring with deals on tools and must-have repair items.

Most of us have some extra time on hour hands right now. The upside is that there’s no better time to get your road bike in tip-top mechanical shape. This is the perfect time to dust cobwebs off if you swapped your bike for skis. And if you rode through the winter, there’s no time like the present to give your bike a complete overhaul with a brake bleed, new brake pads, shift cables, and housing.

We’ve round-up deals on tools, tool kits for the aspiring home mechanic, as well as the repair and replacement parts you need to keep your road bike rolling.

Feedback Pro-Elite Work Stand – 20% Off

The Feedback Sports Sport-Mechanic Bike Work Stand is built to maximize portability and functionality, delivering a well-appointed bike repair stand for all experience levels. The Sport-Mechanic stand features a reliable spinner-knob clamp that is easily adjustable and securely holds the bike in position, and a clutch arm that allows for 360-degree rotation without clamp adjustment. The solid tripod configuration holds up to 65lbs on flat or uneven surfaces. The Sport-Mechanic bicycle repair stand is height adjustable from 42″ to 65″ and folds into a 12.6lb compact unit for easy use at home, or on the go.

Original Price: $179.99
Sale Price: $139.99

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Shimano SP41 Shift Housing – 33-Foot Roll – 45% Off

Shimano SP41 Derailleur Housing is the best housing on the market! Engineered for the lowest friction and best long-term durability, this housing will bring a new level of precision to your bike’s shifting. This 4mm x 33′ (10 meters) roll of housing will provide enough cable for many changes. Compatible with all mechanical bicycle shifting components.

Original Price: $30.99
Sale Price: $16.99

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Shimano Stainless Steel Shift Cable – 40% Off

Over time, cables stretch and wear, making them less efficient and reducing shift performance. Replace diminishing derailleur cables with these Shimano stainless derailleur cables for smooth and responsive shifting.

Original Price: $7.50
Sale Price: $4.49

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Foundation Star Nut Setting Guide – 38% Off

Just about every fork installation will require a new star nut. There are right ways and wrong ways to get one installed. Purchase the Foundation Star Nut Setter Tool to ensure you get the job done with professional precision. The tool features a heavy duty surface for hammering in the nut and the retractable sleeve ensures it is placed inside the steer tube straight and at the optimal depth.

Original Price: $16.99
Sale Price: $9.99

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Shimano Mineral Oil Disc Brake Fluid – 1 Liter – 33% Off

Genuine Shimano Mineral Oil Brake Fluid, 1-Liter (enough for many brake bleeds). Specifically formulated for use in Shimano disc brakes. Use the right stuff recommended by Shimano.

Original Price: $30.00
Sale Price: $19.99

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Shimano TL-BT03 Disc Brake Bleed Tool – 41% Off

The Shimano bleed kit allows you to quickly and easily bleed Shimano disc brakes with a one-way bleeding system.

  • Shimano XTR M9000/M9020/M985/988 series
  • XT M8000, M785, M786
  • SLX M7000, M675
  • Zee M640
  • Saint M820 or
  • Deore M575
  • Non-Series Hydraulic Road Shifters BR-R685
  • Non-Series Hydraulic Road Shifters BR-R785
  • Non-Series Hydraulic Road Shifters BR-RS505
  • Dura-Ace R9120 BR-R9120 (Shimano adapter needed, not included)
  • Dura-Ace R9170 BR-R9170 (Shimano adapter needed, not included)

Original Price: $34.00
Sale Price: $19.99

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Shimano TL-BH62 Disc Brake Hose Cutter – 43% Off

The Shimano disc hose tool cuts through hydraulic disc brake hoses easily and precisely at 90 degrees. Once the hose is cut, set the connector insert into the brake hose easily and securely. Cutting the brake hose cleanly at a 90-degree angle plays a large role in the proper performance of the brake system.

Original Price: $102.60
Sale Price: $57.99

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Foundation Torque Wrench – 50% Off

A torque wrench is often regarded as one of the most useful tools in the arsenal of the home mechanic. Many small parts like seat post clamps and handlebar clamps require exact torque specifications. If these parts are over torqued, the result could mean that you crack your favorite handlebars or seatpost. The Foundation Bike Torque Wrench features a 1/4″ drive and is easily adjustable from 2-24NM. The handle is capable of locking so you’ll never have to worry about the torque setting moving around.

Original Price: $59.99
Sale Price: $29.99

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Bike Hand Three in One Tire Lever Set – Save 90%

Wrench it yourself with Foundation Bike Tools! From pedal wrenches to repair stands, Foundation Bike Tools offers a collection of quality tools that are essential to keeping your bike in top shape and ready for adventure. Foundation Bike Tools is here to give you an extra set of hands for basic fixes, maintenance, repairs, and installations. The home mechanic’s new best friend!

Original Price: $4.50
Sale Price: $0.45

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Tri Flow Superior Lube – 6oz – 25% Off

Tri-flow is great for lubricating chains, derailleur pivots or brake pivots.

  • 6oz. squeeze bottle
  • Dry lube

Original Price: $10.60
Sale Price: $8.00

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Foundation Y-Wrench Hex Tool – 50% Off

Foundation brings you a mechanics best friend. You might be asking yourself “Y” do you need this? There are many bicycle repairs that only require a simple hex wrench. Stem and bar installation, cable adjustments and most accessories. Drop a Foundation Y Hex Wrench Tool into your apron and you will have the most common sizes ready for action. The Foundation Y Hex Wrench handles are coated with a soft vinyl material and the sizes range from 2mm to 6mm between two separate tools. Purchase both to ensure you have the perfect tool for the job.

Original Price: $8.00
Sale Price: $3.99

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Feedback Sports Ride Prep Tool Kit – 20% Off

Original Price: $109.99
Sale Price: $87.99

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