i priced the tools out and added it up and it came to $299 if i added it correctly in my head, and that was just a sheer coincidence. but, this list does not include:
- basic home tools (workbench, vise, screwdrivers, etc.)
- lubricants, sealants, adhesives, cleaners (tho these can be cheap, certainly $50 for the lot)
- consumables (rim strips, plastic tape, spokes, ferrules, housing, cable)
- bike workstand
the biggie there is the workstand. but it's not prohibitive. the one i use is about $300 and i don't think you can spend any amount and get a workstand that's any better.
i'm sure i'm missing some necessary tools. happy to hear from all you garage experts what tools i've not listed (or perhaps what tool sets you think offer the best value when aggregating this list of tools i name).