For Sale – EPIC Cyclist Tool Kit PARK TOOL EK-3 PROFESSIONAL TRAVEL AND EVENT bike cycle – As New Unboxed

A professional-level toolset designed and built for portability. The EK-3 is perfect for team and event mechanics or the home mechanic who wants the ultimate portable tool kit.

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Selling due to international order double up. As New in Box. Ship at buyers expense. Location Auckland

Park Tool Blurb:

Neatly organized in the world-famous BX-2.2 Blue Box Tool Case, this tool kit features 56 of the best Park tools to do hundreds of repair and maintenance tasks. Plus, the bomb-proof Blue Box features pockets, pouches, straps and open space to add more tools and parts!


  • ATD-1.2 Adjustable Torque Driver — 4 to 6 Nm
  • AWS-1 3-Way Hex Wrench – 4mm/5mm/6mm
  • BBT-9 Bottom Bracket Tool – 16-Notch 44mm OD
  • BBT-32 Bottom Bracket Tool – 20-Spline
  • BO-2 Bottle Opener CC-4 Chain Checker
  • CN-10 Professional Cable and Housing Cutter
  • CNW-2 Chainring Nut Wrench
  • CP-1.2 Cassette Pliers
  • CT-3.3 Chain Tool
  • CWP-7 Compact Universal Crank Puller
  • DCW-1 Double-Ended Cone Wrench – 13mm/14mm (qty. 2)
  • DCW-2 Double-Ended Cone Wrench – 15mm/16mm (qty. 2)
  • DCW-3 Double-Ended Cone Wrench – 17mm/18mm
  • DSD-2 Derailleur Screwdriver
  • DSD-4 Derailleur Screwdriver
  • DT-2 Rotor Truing Fork
  • FR-5.2H Cassette Lockring Tool with Handle
  • GSC-1 GearClean™ Brush
  • HCW-15 Headset Wrench – 32mm/36mm
  • HMR-8 8 oz. Shop Hammer HT-8 8mm Hex Tool
  • HXS-1.2 Professional L-Shaped Hex Wrench Set LP-7 Utility Pliers
  • MLP-1.2 Master Link Pliers
  • MW-8 8mm Metric Wrench
  • MW-9 9mm Metric Wrench
  • MW-10 10mm Metric Wrench
  • PAW-12 12-Inch Adjustable Wrench
  • PW-4 Professional Pedal Wrench
  • RR-12 Tape Measure
  • SW-0 Spoke Wrench
  • SW-2 Spoke Wrench
  • SZR-1 Scissors TL-6.2 Steel Core Tire Levers
  • TWS-1 Torx® Compatible Wrench Set
  • UP-SET Utility Pick Set
  • VC-1 Valve Core Tool
  • ZP-5 Flush Cut Pliers

Bike Workshop Digital Resources

As part of ‘My Ultimate Bike Tool Kit’ project I’m conscious that digital resources are as important as any other tool in a workshop. I constantly find myself following manufacturers videos and How To Guides when working on bikes. As part of My Ultimate MTB Tool Kit project I’m looking to have a mount for my phone or a tablet so I can easily access/view these resources while working on bikes even if my hands are mucky. In this post I’m looking to collate some useful links along with some resources I find really useful (and why)

ok, lets get into it

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Excellent ‘how to bike’ video series by Ben Cathro for Pinkbike

In this ten-part series for Pinkbike, Ben Cathro is breaking down fundamental bike skills and techniques that will make you a better rider. I’m saving these here so I can easily find them in the future. As a coach they are a great resource both for clients and for myself. Ben’s thoughts and processes largely align with my own and so the information is great to have to hand both for someone I’m working with or as a refresh for myself prior to a coaching session.

On top of the content the production value from Pinkbike is excellent. Its well shot and edited plus those neat little graphics sprinkled liberally through out add real value. Well done Ben and Pinkbike High Five!!

OK, grab a brew and lets get into it

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My Ultimate MTB Tool Kit – Initial Contents List Plan

I’m in the process of putting together my “ultimate MTB tool kit” and I thought it might help folks if I share my thoughts along the way. In this post you will find the list of tools and parts I’m putting together.
Park Tool’s EK-3 Tool Kit will provide the base

The immediate motivation for this process is that last week my vehicle was broken into and a bag with all my favourite, my daily use bike tools was stolen.

I’ve always had a desire to create a race mechanics travel style kit so as the tools need to be replaced anyway this seems like a good opportunity to do so, a silver lining to the theft.

So ok, lets have a look at my plan and what I’ve ordered so far

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Should you keep a personal PPE gear register? – GearLog

If you work in a professional environment using your own Category 3 PPE (most harnesses, helmets or PFD’s) then in my honest opinion you should keep a personal PPE Gear Register and it should be accessible for employers to view.

In this post I’m going to look at some of the detail around PPE Gear Registers I find interesting, why I think you should log your gear and a simple, free solution for you to use. OK, grab a brew and lets get into it

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Framing Leave No Trace – The Why

In this post I’m going to outline how I frame Leave no Trace to students I work with. Why? Because all to often I hear outdoor staff detailing the 7 Leave No Trace Principals without connecting participants to “why its important”. I have a bit of a spiel I do and I feel like I get a good response from my students both in terms of applying the principals and connecting with the reasons behind it. By sharing the framing I’m aiming to help other instructors find their way of framing the “why” and contribute to improving the delivery of Leave No Trace.

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Te Ahi Manawa Video trail guide – Grade 5 Rotorua Redwoods New Zealand

Te Ahi Manawa, “The Burning Heart”, is another favourite trail of mine although one I don’t ride enough. It takes a technical line through some beautiful forest on the South Eastern side of the trail and descends down to Lake Rotokakahi (Green Lake).

In this video it looks like I’m just pootling along, I’m certainly not pushing the envelope!! Its a narrow trail with lots of nadgery bits and trees to clack your bars on. When pushing hard it is a significant challenge.

The A line branch hop seen at 00:01:14 is actually easier than it looks but requires good commitment. I’ve ridden it before easily enough but forgot it was coming this time down and its definitely something to be ready for.

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Billy-T and G-Rock Video trail guide – Grade 4 Rotorua Redwoods New Zealand

Billy T starts just up the hill from the drop off of the Hill Road shuttles and is, therefore, a popular well ridden grade 4 trail in the Redwoods. It starts through native bush before popping out into the post apocolyptic wasteland of recently harvested forest. G-Rock continues on through the nuclear winter-esque landscape via some big corners.

As a Grade 4 trail its fun technical and flowy then gets fast and loose as it breaks into the open. The big drop (seen in the video) has been replaced since filming with a big table top boosting into a super fast lander. I preferred the drop but the new feature is still fun.

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K2 Video trail guide – Grade 5 Rotorua Redwoods New Zealand

K2 is a steep grade 5 on the open side of the hill with fun, technical riding but lots to catch you out, it’s a good challenge.

In the video you’ll see the awkward, steep, tight corners and big off camber roots that make this a challenging track. When thinking about the days route its a very useful link from the Katore Road area over to the Hot X Buns and Hill Road Shuttle areas.

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