Tiered Kit System

Tiered kit system – Tool Requirements
The idea of the tiered kit systems is to give new Human Powered Network partners support as they develop their own shops and purchase their own tools. The tiers begin with HPN partners receiving nearly complete bikes and progress to the point where partners have the ability to produce all parts of the bicycle in their own shops. The tool requirements for each tier are as follows:

1. Finished bike as would be sent to a customer includes components assembled
Does not include s&h
Basic tool kit necessary to do bike repairs, plus 10mm hex key and larger wrenches to attach box to frame

2. Finished bike without wheels includes components assembled

Truing stand
Dishing gauge – Optional
Tension gauge – Nice to have
Stress relief box

3. Chased, reamed, and faced frame, painted includes components but does not include components assembled
Truing stand
Dishing gauge – Optional
Tension gauge – Nice to have
Stress relief box
Headset press and extended headset press
Bottom bracket tool
Crown race setters, two sizes, 1” and 1-1/8”

4. Chased, reamed, and faced frame, painted does not include components
Truing stand
Dishing gauge – Optional
Tension gauge – Nice to have
Stress relief box
Headset press and extended headset press
Bottom bracket tool
Crown race setters, two sizes, 1” and 1-1/8”

5. Non-Chased, reamed and faced frame painted.
Truing stand
Dishing gauge – Optional
Tension gauge – Nice to have
Stress relief box
Headset press and extended headset press
Bottom bracket tool
Crown race setters, two sizes, 1” and 1-1/8”Bottom bracket tap and facer
Head tube facer and reamer, two sizes, one capable of doing mid steer tube length tubes
Crown race facer, two sizes
Taps and tap handle, M10 x 1, M10 x 1.5?, M8, M6, M5

6. Unpainted frame – rack, box container options
Painting services or the ability to process the frame into a finished frame
Truing stand
Dishing gauge – Optional
Tension gauge – Nice to have
Stress relief box
Headset press and extended headset press
Bottom bracket tool
Crown race setters, two sizes, 1” and 1-1/8”Bottom bracket tap and facer
Bottom bracket tap and facer
Head tube facer and reamer, two sizes, one capable of doing mid steer tube length tubes
Crown race facer, two sizes
Taps and tap handle, M10 x 1, M10 x 1.5?, M8, M6, M5

As of this tier you need a machine shop and welding station.

7. Pre-tigged tubeset
Frame jigs
Fork jig
Welding equipment
Brazing kit
Safety equipment
Ventilation to suit
Dropout alignment tool
Frame alignment tool
Fork alignment tool
Frame alignment table, indicator stand, indicator
Heat sinks
Straightedge for checking dropout alignment
Axle spacers
Squares
Anglefinder
Protractor
Stainless steel rule
Adjustable reamer in seat tube size range

8. Pre-brazed tubeset
TIG welder
Frame jigs
Fork jig
Safety equipment
Ventilation to suit
Dropout alignment tool
Frame alignment tool
Fork alignment tool
Frame alignment table, indicator stand, indicator
Heat sinks
6’ straightedge for checking dropout alignment
Axle spacers
Squares
Anglefinder
Protractor
Stainless steel rule
Adjustable reamer in seat tube size range

9. Mitered tube kit
Frame jigs
Fork jig
Welding equipment
TIG or brazing gear
Safety equipment
Ventilation to suit
Dropout alignment tool
Frame alignment tool
Fork alignment tool
Frame alignment table, indicator stand, indicator
Heat sinks
Straightedge for checking dropout alignment
Axle spacers
Squares
Anglefinder
Protractor
Stainless steel rule
Adjustable reamer in seat tube size range
Binder slotting setup

10. Bent tube kit
Clamping blocks
Hole saws and arbors
Mitering setup and necessary tooling
Milling machine (horz or vert), edge finder, vise, etc.
Drill press with notcher
Drill press with crossfeed table, vise, indicators
Belt sander for deburring and shaping
Bench grinder for shaping dropouts and general use
Cutoff saw
Cold saw
Horizontal bandsaw
Hacksaw
Chopsaw
Files
Vise

11. Machined/laser cut parts kit
Tubing bender w/mandrel bending capability (or local tubing bending shop)
Tubing supplier

12. No kit
Lathe
Milling machine or laser cut supplier