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Tool Academy

Maintaining your own bikes can be a time consuming, frustrating business and we understand folk who run to their local bike shop at the first sign of a puncture (what- inner tubes £1.59?). However, developing maintenance skills and understanding how things work will prolong the life of your bike and inevitably get you out of the odd nasty technical issue. This short feature will help to make your buying choices more informed and discuss what you really need.

You can easily get up and running with a back room (kitchen?) workshop and learn the skills to do most regular tasks yourself- saving money and feeling good about treating your bikes right. Planet X's own Jobsworth and Phaart tool brands were conceived to further our "just get out there and ride" philosophy. It makes economic sense to start off with a kit and the Jobsworth 18 Piece High Performance Tool Kit contains all you need to assemble or dissemble a bike, plus pretty much all the everyday use tools that you'd ever need. At Only £27.99 it offers massive bang for buck. 

Jobsworth 18 Piece Toolkit only £27.99We also stock a full range of useful specialist and replacement Jobsworth individual tools (including the invaluable Chain Wear Indicator for just £2.09!) plus a very nicely made Wheel Truing Stand £69.99 and pro quality Portable Workstand reduced from £149.99 to £99.99 from Italian brand Bicisupport.

Apart from that, tools wise you really only need a decent multi-tool to get you through road and trailside repairs. Right now the world's best multi-tool deal has to be the On-One 11-In-1 Multitool, pictured below. It's a great quality and highly versatile little number and currently reduced from £19.99 to only £5.99 it's a must have for everyone. Our blossoming range of Phaart Multitools offer more choice than ever before, also at savings of up to 60%!
On-One 11-In-1 Multitool



As well as a range of superb value lights, our new Phaart range also includes pumps, and this week ALL PHAART PUMPS SAVE 50% OFF RRP! The super affordable SBD Mini Pump through half price at just £2.50 to the blinged up Skeet CNC Micro Pump With Lever and onwards to the Rumbler Large Volume Micro Floor Pump- a foldable dual action mini floor pump for just £7.99- what? A good floor pump is worth it's weight in gold- every garage should have one and the Phaart models are superb value- currently the Phaart Follow Through High Pressure Floor Pump is half price at only £12.49!  If you want a big brand, we've great deals on Airace, Blackburn and SKS too!
Phaart Skeet CNC Micro Pump With Lever

We're stocking a huge range of stands, hangers and supports from Bicisupport and a massive range of degreasers, lubes, polishes, no-flats solutions and emergency puncture repair spray from NRG- THIS WEEK ALL 50% OFF! Like this tubeless fluid kit for just £9.99

These are fantastic value- somehow right now the Italians are able to undercut the world on this kind of product and we're happy to be dealing with smaller, family run businesses too.

However, if this all seems to much why not leave it up to the experts to sort? We opened the Sheffield based X-Service Centre exactly for that need- to offer you the assurance of qualified, CYTECH trained mechanics every step of the way. From just £25 for a basic service, our guys will take on any job from a frame swap to wheel true to hydraulic brake bleed. 
 

1 February 2013

Planet X Tools