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Old 06-10-12, 04:32 PM   #1
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Nifty multi tool mounts inside handlebar

Here's an idea of merit, I think.



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Dunno about that thing but we don't need more accurate bottle throwers.
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Principal sounds interesting but I wonder about the tool quality and if you are faced with needing to apply some leverage, would these tools cope? Also one would need to remember to carry the key ... getting back to square one.Andrew
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Principal sounds interesting but I wonder about the tool quality and if you are faced with needing to apply some leverage, would these tools cope? Also one would need to remember to carry the key ... getting back to square one.Andrew
I'd thought about those things, too, and hopefully they'll be addressed before that thing goes to production, or in a v.2 or copycat. Nonetheless, I do think the basic idea is good for certain types of bikes and riders.
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It really doesn't look like there's any way to put anything near enough torque onto some of the pieces. A screwdriver type tool would not be sufficient, you need a lever, unless you have insanely powerful hands.
Since you need to carry some kind of pump or inflater anyway, at minimum you're going to have a CO2 inflater in a seat pouch, at which point you can put a normal multitool and a spare tube or patch kit in there anyway. I think the market for this would be ridiculously narrow.
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It really doesn't look like there's any way to put anything near enough torque onto some of the pieces. A screwdriver type tool would not be sufficient, you need a lever, unless you have insanely powerful hands.
Since you need to carry some kind of pump or inflater anyway, at minimum you're going to have a CO2 inflater in a seat pouch, at which point you can put a normal multitool and a spare tube or patch kit in there anyway. I think the market for this would be ridiculously narrow.
While I agree that the tool needs some way to generate leverage, I don't agree that people need to carry pump/inflator/tube anymore. With shielded tires these days, the risk of flats in most conditions is very low. Although I'm not one myself, I can imagine an "urban minimalist" not wanting to carry a bag or anything. Heck, I don't have to imagine, as 99% of the bikes I see around do not have a seat pack and rolling without any recourse should they have a mechanical failure.

Given the above, I can really see something like this in-bar tool kit being an easy add-on. A simple, articulated handle shaft could provide a means to apply the power we want to tough bolts.
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