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Old 12-29-07, 01:31 PM   #1
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Is a hanger alignment tool a practical thing to own for the home mechanic?
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Old 12-29-07, 02:38 PM   #2
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Depends on how many bikes you (and your friends) own. If you do a lot of work on older bikes, it might come in handy. Did you find one cheap?
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It's a tool I've been thinking of getting. Sort of like a "to be sure" type of tool. I am clumsy and have a tendency to smack rocks. I think this tool is probably more useful to a clumsy mountain biker than to a roadie.
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Old 12-29-07, 03:55 PM   #4
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Depends on how many bikes you (and your friends) own. If you do a lot of work on older bikes, it might come in handy. Did you find one cheap?
I have a $50 gift card to Performance, looking for ways to spend it. I've got 6 bikes in the garage but honestly i guess i would just be getting it as a luxury. It would be nice to know you have a straight hanger when you are looking for shifting issues.
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It is a handy tool, especially if you fall down a lot.
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I bought one when it went on sale. I've used it enough that I don't feel bad about having it.
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I have about 7 bikes to take care of. Being a carpenter, I'm kind of a tool horse. But this a great tool to have, esp. if you have MTB's.
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