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    bike tool kits

    have a question about bike tool kits, does anyone have a sugestion about a god portable one?

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    I use the Park Tool MTB-3 I also carry a small adjustable wrench (fits the odd size nuts on British bikes). There are lots of choices out there. My suggestion is to buy a quality brand tool, the cheapest ones are worthless.

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    As a Christian I can't recommend any portable gods, but I use Crank Brothers. Good quality. I also have a Park tool mini.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    As a Christian I can't recommend any portable gods, but I use Crank Brothers. Good quality. I also have a Park tool mini.
    LOL...I missed that!...must have been BCKI(Before Caffeine Kicked In)

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    I am using this one for over a year and am very happy with it. I use it on every ride since my bike is a splitter rather than a real folder.

    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...7_20000_400153

    Other things to consider:
    1. Do you need tire levers? (I am using these ones after trying few other models) http://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._1035363_-1___

    2. Do you need a chain breaker tool (I used to carry one, not anymore since I never had chain problems).

    3. Do you need a 15mm wrench to remove the rear wheel (I carry this one http://www.craftsman.com/shc/s/p_101...2_00944117000P , you may have quick release)

    As for gods, one alternative for carrying a portable god is to use an omni present one.

    Kam

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamtsa View Post
    As for gods, one alternative for carrying a portable god is to use an omni present one.

    Kam
    Heh heh good one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kamtsa View Post
    3. Do you need a 15mm wrench to remove the rear wheel (I carry this one http://www.craftsman.com/shc/s/p_101...2_00944117000P , you may have quick release)

    Kam
    I am using an almost identical Craftsman 15mm stubby wrench, except mine has a ratchet built into the "box" end. Easy to carry and provides enough lever action to loosen the rear wheel bolts.

    I don't worry about the "Gods", but I will gladly assist if they are having trouble with their bike.

    Lou

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