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Old 11-07-10, 06:48 PM   #1
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pedro's vise whip

anyone use a pedro's vise whip daily or in the shop? how is it holding up? i generally don't buy pedro's but nobody else makes anything like the vise whip.
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Old 11-07-10, 06:55 PM   #2
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anyone use a pedro's vise whip daily or in the shop? how is it holding up? i generally don't buy pedro's but nobody else makes anything like the vise whip.

I handled one. Nice sold tool; however, Seventy bucks?
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I don't get the point...what's wrong with a normal chain whip?
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I don't get the point...what's wrong with a normal chain whip?
it slips on worn cogs. the vise whip also looks faster to use. i work in a shop so time is money. its also the slow season so i got nothing better to do than cruise bike forums and look at QBP
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anyone use a pedro's vise whip daily or in the shop? how is it holding up?
Very easy to use and holds very well.
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I handled one. Nice sold tool; however, Seventy bucks?
The pricing is kinda ridiculous, if you ask me.
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I have seen the LBS use and like the other posts point out it does appear to be faster.

My question: Does it clamp on the teeth or the spacers?
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I have seen the LBS use and like the other posts point out it does appear to be faster.

My question: Does it clamp on the teeth or the spacers?
It clamps the teeth. Anywhere from 11t to 23t.
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The pricing is kinda ridiculous, if you ask me.
pretty much all of pedro's tools are ridiculous in price
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but time is money!!!!!!
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The pricing is kinda ridiculous, if you ask me.
If this is the price point that maximizes their profit than it is not ridiculous. ;-)
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I got mine for $46 at Jenson.
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Interesting never noticed this one before been just using my chain whips, think I will make me some jaws for one of my old vice clamps and see how I like it.
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Been using one at the shop for a year or so. It works fine and is holding up well. I prefer the J.A. Stein Hyperhandle though, it's faster and easier to use than the Pedro's tool or a chain whip.
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I tend to fumble a bit to get two whips postioned on a frewheel correctly before I tug on the whip handles. you really need three hands to get it done quickly. I could see who w vise whip could probably help....but at 70 bucks. maybe I'll just get two 22 dollar whips from Park instead. I like their long handles which would come handy with real tight cogs. The Spin Doctor whips I use seem to be just a tad too short to deal with the real tough ones.

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