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Can anyone make any required tool recommendations for installing a new SRAM Red component group on a new bike frame? I have all the basic Metric wrenches, 1/4 and 3/8 sockets and ratchets, hex wrenches, and torque wrenches (I used to work on cars).

I guess I'm looking for suggestions like which Shimano/Sram specific tools I should go out and buy? I.e., Park Shimano bottom bracket socket or etc.
 

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LouisVuitton said:
Can anyone make any required tool recommendations for installing a new SRAM Red component group on a new bike frame? I have all the basic Metric wrenches, 1/4 and 3/8 sockets and ratchets, hex wrenches, and torque wrenches (I used to work on cars).

I guess I'm looking for suggestions like which Shimano/Sram specific tools I should go out and buy? I.e., Park Shimano bottom bracket socket or etc.
Sounds like you have most of the parts covered with your hex keys, torque wrenches, etc.

Also get something like this for the BB:
http://www.parktool.com/products/detail.asp?cat=25&item=BBT-9

These for the cassette:
http://www.parktool.com/products/detail.asp?cat=4&item=FR-5

http://www.parktool.com/products/detail.asp?cat=4&item=HCW-16

I find that a longer hex key like this makes installing the shifters to the handlebar easier:
http://www.parktool.com/products/detail.asp?cat=7&item=PH-1

I think that should do it... Also maybe a chain tool or cable cutters? And a philips head screwdriver for limit screws.

EDIT: Also, an adjustable open end wrench to work with the cassette lockring tool.
 

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cable cutters for shifter housing and...you guessed it...cables
dikes (diagonal cutters) for brake housing and crimping cable tips
a dental pick or something sharp to open up the housing liner after you cut it
since you're using red, i'd advise getting rid of the gore cables straight away. i take them out of the shifters on the team bikes when i build them, and replace w/ normal sram 1.1mm cables. the gore coating WILL come off and cause problems somewhere.
if you get all the bb, cassette and chain tools covered, you should be ready to go.
 

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I prefer the Pedros (or similar) bottom bracket ratchet socket. That way you can put a torque wrench on it.

You don't _need_ a chain whip for tightening the cassette but you may as well get one for when you have to remove it.

Also, a Robertson #0 works very nicely on the FD limit screws. More positive engagement than a Philips, especially when adjusting into the tension. Doesn't work on the RD screws though.
 
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