It’s very rewarding to be able to maintain your own bike and even better when you have the correct tools for the job. Although basic allen keys will help you with most tasks, cycling workshop tools are specialist items designed to do very specific jobs. A good chain tool and cable cutters are always handy as is a bottom bracket and cassette removal tool (and chain whip) as long as you know what you are doing. Other specialist tool such as headset presses or star nut installation tools are for the more experienced mechanic but a chain wear indicator or torque wrench can be used by anyone. You can buy tools individually as you need them or a more cost effective way is to buy a boxed tool kit with the most popular tools included and these are available in basic and professional levels with prices to match.