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  • does anyone have a helicoil kit that includes M18 bolt size please? I've borked my cranks
    edit: or an m18 tap to try first

  • Does anyone in SE London have a pipe cutter available for a spot of bar trimmage?

    Edit: oh they're cheaper than I thought. Bought one.

  • Does anyone close to Deptford have a track chain whip I can borrow from you today? I can return over the weekend or on Monday.


  • Anyone, preferably NW or W London, have a tool for adjusting hope mono mini brakes? I think it is this hope bore cap tool:

  • Anyone near the SE1 area have a headset removal and press tool for straight 1 1/8 let me know. Ideally need for next week for build once I got all the parts together.

  • I do in se5, dm me if it’s your best option!

  • Does anyone in south east London have a Shimano TL FC16 crank tool I could borrow?

  • Not the exact tool but would work nontheless. Will be at SE1 0DG for the next half an hour then SW9 6AG for an hour or two.

  • Thanks, but as a friend pointed out on WhatsApp, I've got one on my Park BB tool.

  • Don’t have the tool but it’s not for adjusting the brakes, only for removing/refitting the bore cap so that you can pop the pistons out/replace the bore cap seal.

  • so if I have the pads but they won't fit in, will removing the bore cap with that tool work? Or is there something obvious I'm missing about how to put the new brake pads in?

  • Have you reset the pistons / pushed them back in flat?

  • Removing the bore cap does not adjust anything. You’ll only end up with fluid everywhere.

    As @MCamb says, try pushing the pistons back in.

  • I've pushed them back as far as I can but there's still not enough clearance for the pads... I am obviously doing something wrong but haven't found any videos or anything with close enough detail to see how I should be putting them in (and is it specific to the hope mono mini or is this a general issue?)
    Update: this video answered my questions/uncertainty about what was going on:

  • Anyone in SW got a rotor bsa30 bb tool?

  • Anyone with a brooks saddle spanner for the swallow? SW preferably but willing to travel a bit

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  • Sometimes you can’t push the pistons in when there’s too much fluid in the system… have you tried letting some out?

  • anyone got an endoscope i could borrow pls? preferrably south / central

  • Holy shit, need exactly the same thing.

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Tool library / tool exchange. Post what you got and where you are

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