Probably aimed at the fixie crowd. High price, low quality, hip.
been thinking about grabbing on of these, need a lil tool like that and I like to buy local (made by portland design works). anyone used one? I'm seeing skepticism but seems like neither of you have used it so imma just ignore your opinions unless you actually have, I'm not going to assume low quality from a picture, nor will I assume high quality.
Last edited by cnnrmccloskey; 01-06-10 at 05:52 PM.
Only 25 bucks to combine a $4 wrench and a $4 set of tire levers. skinny wristed hipsters are gonna need more leverage than that do get the nut off.
I can't find a single negative review people seem to like it...
It really should have a bottle opener on it. And come in different colours
it does have a bottle opener, and it comes it coated and not coated, thats sumthin
Tire levers which can't hook onto spokes are a pain to use. Get something like this instead:
I don't think you understand a multi tool... its not about quality its about convinience
I would rather drop 20 bucks than carry this around
and That can't even spread peanut butter...
Also if your just using a single lever (and I don't know what people are talking about I don't find it a pain at all to use just one) having it hook onto a spoke would just be beyond stupid
how about lets stop making assumptions with no basis in reality, "for hipsters" is not a solid argument, nor is "looks cheap", no mechanic, regardless of skill can assess quality via a picture
Last edited by cnnrmccloskey; 01-06-10 at 07:17 PM.
Get a craftsman combination wrench.
I understand tools. I talked about the convenience of having hooks. I did not mention anything about quality. I do not use my bike tools to spread peanut butter: I use utensils. You can change kevlar bead road tires with one (or sometimes no) lever , but not other tires.
I'm not gonna go out and trow away the tools I have at home to replace it with somthing that is not designed primarily for performance, I in noway and implying that the 3wrencho will out perform even my crappy allied combo 15mm wrench, the purpose of a multi tool is to save space! jesus if I want the ultimate in performance i will mount a ****ing toolbox on my bike, but Im not going to carry a 15mm wrench and a set of tire levers in my pocket, II would however put one of these in (assuming anyone can ever get off their ****in high horse (I guess tall bike in this enviroment) and provide useful feedback on the how the tool actually performs all I see here is people criticizing the wrong aspects of the tool and making wild leaps about the quality and usefulness of the tool, and how "hip" it is, its bull**** I'm not gonna say that buying a campy tool is bull**** cause its "bike hip" and "*looks* cheap"
I have one because it was the best tool I found to combine a tire lever and a 15mm axle nut wrench in one compact package. It works fine.
For those of you passing judgment based on a picture - care to elaborate on the "low quality"?
You can carry this tool, but you would still need an adjustable wrench for all the non 15mm bolts on your bike. You might as well just carry regular tire levers and an adjustable wrench. Your bike only has 15mm bolts? You must be riding a fixed gear without brakes.
Don't you also need a set of hex keys? What about a pump? Spare tube and patch kit? I don't understand why you'd want to or how you could possibly keep all your tools in your pockets. Get a saddlebag already.
why would you need one of those when you can have a tire lever and adjustable wrench?
or ditch the wrench and use a QR.
as far as I can see, that thing doesn't have enough arm to get proper leverage to torque down the axle nuts.
I'll keep my 6" adjustable, thank you.
Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
Guess I'll give up and just carry 20lbs of tools, worthless to try and get a tool thats light that compact and does *most* of what I need.
FYI I actualy carry more tools than most in my bag, including a 15mm wrench and set of levers, but I don't like taking a bag with me purely for tools when I have noother reason to take my bag.
lets get real on the road repair kits will never cover all the things that can go wrong. switch to a QR? short sited and just a bad argument
Also You still critisized a singular tire lever for not hooking onto the spoke...
Thanks for saying somthing relevant to the thread, and yes I'm sure its manufactured in china just like every other tool but I at least know that some of my money is going to my own community.
"as far as I can see, that thing doesn't have enough arm to get proper leverage to torque down the axle nuts."
it specificaly addresses this by saying to step on it, not the best option but you know what I don't really give a **** its small it does what ti needs to and I've only heard good things, at least no one bad talking it has any idea what their saying as their all just guessing then using the amazing power of the internet to inflate their egos to the point where they think their first reactions to a *picture* of the tool are worth more than the opinions of a bunch of "hipsters"
Last edited by cnnrmccloskey; 01-06-10 at 08:27 PM.
The name of the tool alone suggests this tool is designed for the fixed gear crowd of all types. Four inches will give you plenty of leverage. I carry a chopped down Craftsman 15mm closed end wrench which is about 4" long in my fixed gear seat bag.
When I commute by bike, I carry:
* Two tire levers
* Spare tube
* Patch kit
* Adjustable wrench
* Multitool which includes hex keys, philips, flathead
* Chain tool
Clearly I'm not a hipster (however I do ride a Brooks saddle).
Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.
^^^ That Surly tool is beautifully forged.
My seat bag(s) belonging to my regular geared bikes do not contain a 15mm wrench, obviously. Only my fixed gear seat bag contains a 15mm wrench among other usual road tools.
When I bring my tools I carry
tire lever set
2 spare spokes & spoke wrench (although I have been leaving these at home unless I'm going on a really long ride)
3 way socket
3 way allen
screwdriver (I don't ahve any flathead screws on my bike)
Clearly I am a hipster (however I do ride with a brake, gears too when I want em!!)
and operator, if you were holding the tool in your hand, or even looking at it on your desk I would be more inclined to beleive you, I know you are a quality mechanic I see your advice all around this forum and rarely (if ever) have I ever taken issue with your advice, but pictures deceive, end of story
Last edited by cnnrmccloskey; 01-06-10 at 08:47 PM.