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    what multi-tool do you use? and why? whats the best for the buck?

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    Multi tools

    Crank,
    Here are a couple of ideas. The most bang for your buck!
    Either the Topeak Alien XS. It is a 17 function multi tool. Or the Topeak Alien it has 22 functions. It includes a Chain riviot tool along with some others that the XS does not include. The reason I like the Topeak brand is that each tool extends out to be used individually. They are not all jammed up into one little tool rendering them virtually useless. The also come with their own handy dandy carring case. You can mount it to your bike with velcro (velcro is not included) or carry it on your belt.

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    I use the old CPR-9, bought it a few years ago in my courier days and its saved me many, many times. It only has nine functions, well, seven since I lost the small allen key with the screw driver, but the chain break and the spoke wrench come in handy when yer lookin for a quick fix.

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    <spam deleted> - Joe

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    I got an Ascent multi-tool from performance on sale for $8. It's great for the price, has good allen wrenches, a couple box wrenches, spoke wrenches, screwdrivers, bottle opener, and a tiny little LED light which is kind of useless but what the heck. It's not the smallest tool but it's pretty compact and has worked well for me.
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    I carry a Trek Cooter on one bike and a 22-function Topeak on another. I sometimes carry a Leatherman clone. Otherwise, I can get by on short rides with a spoke key, 5- and 6-mm hex keys, tyre levers, a small screwdriver, a spare inner tube, a pump, and a patch kit.
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    It's probably overkill, but I got one for $22. I use it for most home repairs as well. I use the spoke wrenches to true my wheels. It slides apart and the body is two tire levers. It'll adjust just about anything on my bike.

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    While I have a Topeak Alien, I've found a dual 5mm and 6mm hex wrench, spoke wrench, compact chain tool, and tire levers take care of almost all of my roadside repairs.
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    I use this tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZDWrench
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    Well for the love a...... CHECK THE FRIGGEN DATES!
    This thing died FOUR YEARS AGO

    This is insane

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    You ok there, Raiyn? The Topeak Hummer works for me. Rivet tool, and it makes a decent weapon. I have a couple of Aliens floating around the garage too.

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    I just hate newbies that do that. It's probably SPAM to boot

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    Dude, how did they even find something that old, and why? By the way, did you misunderstand something on The Aussie Thread?

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    What's wrong with an updated discussion of a topic like this, Raiyn? After all, new products appear on the market, others are improved. The fact that we all clicked on it suggests that it was of interest. And, besides, it's the internet, where crazy stuff appears all the time; this seems pretty mild.

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    We complain when people start new threads without checking to see if old ones already cover the subject. So we shouldn't complain when someone adds to an old thread instead of starting a new one.

    BTW, my Topeak Hummer arrives tomorrow. When I started commuting in earnest, I bought individual tools because I wanted the best for work at home. I also didn't want to pay for duplication. I just keep two screw drivers, two ratchets, a small crescent wrench, a spoke wrench, chain tool, etc. in my seat bag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    I just hate newbies that do that. It's probably SPAM to boot

    I've personally enjoyed this renewed review of the multi-tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Well for the love a...... CHECK THE FRIGGEN DATES!
    This thing died FOUR YEARS AGO

    This is insane
    Calm down. What's insane is that you took a screenshot, put a rectangle around the date, and uploaded it to a server so you could post it on this thread. I mean, it's most certainly spam, but it's still a thread with info in it that could help people.

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    Um, Raiyn is insane. In the membrane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thechrisproject
    Calm down. What's insane is that you took a screenshot, put a rectangle around the date, and uploaded it to a server so you could post it on this thread. I mean, it's most certainly spam, but it's still a thread with info in it that could help people.
    I like a good work when I see it. Like Raiyns post, nice work done there mate. He put a little effort in that post to make it a good overall experience for the rest of us. Graphics and all, quite informative graphics also by the way.

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    If he had included Gary Coleman, no one would have said a word. Go figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    If he had included Gary Coleman, no one would have said a word. Go figure.
    I know right?

    Plus there is a MUCH more recent discussion on this here. Best All-in-one biking tool for the road?
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    WhatchootalkinboutWillis?

    Raiyn, you have way too much time on your hands. Luckily, you put it to good use.

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    THAT's funny! Nice one Raiyn. Timing...on the internet. Great thread, all, very informative, very entertaining. Great thread, great read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    WhatchootalkinboutWillis?

    Raiyn, you have way too much time on your hands. Luckily, you put it to good use.
    I coulda used this one

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