There’s no reason to drop hundreds of dollars each year on tuneups. Keeping your ride in top shape is cheap and easy, if you have the right tools. We pulled together a bare bones toolbox for just this task, including a high-tech pump, a serious torque wrench, and, of course, the Big Blue Book of bicycle repair.
Phil Wood's Waterproof Grease
Since 1972, when Phil Wood started selling his famous gooey, green waterproof grease, it's been used to pack bearings, lube threads, and keep parts moving smoothly. Recipient of the "premium" lubricant classification by all major bearing manufacturers worldwide, Phil Wood's set the standard for non-chain bike lube. Now it maintains that standard with it's original recipe. Available in a 3 oz. tube, a professional 22.5 oz screw-lid mechanics jar., or a 3 oz. cartridge for Phil's Lil Phil Grease Gun. 3 oz, $11, philwood.com