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    proud of his bunny Zinn-X's Avatar
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    I love my hex tool! <3

    Of all my portable cycling-related tools, my multi hex-tool gets the most love. This thing is so useful that I don't leave home without it. Even when I'm not riding.

    Here's what my hex tool and I did today:

    1) Flipped my stem, tightening all headset / stem bolts
    2) Raised my saddle a half centimeter
    3) Helped a friend out whose saddle was coming loose from the seatpost


    It's just like this, only a generic knock-off. I've had it for years and it has always been there for me. I love my hex tool!
    "I'll probably stomp you into the ground. I'm 6'4", 250, work out everyday, and have an extremely bad attitude." -ovrrdrive (aka. Captain Carnage)

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    In a sock, it makes a good defensive device too... just sayin'.

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Handy, aren't they?
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    Chairman of the Bored catatonic's Avatar
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    I have a Bondhus branded folding set that is an exact copy of the park tool one shown above (just with maroon handles, and of course different branding). Excellent tool, but I've abandoned it for just the few sizes of allen keys I need for my bike (it only needs two, three if I used the low-profile bottle cage bolts again).

    I found sometimes an all-in one tool may be bigger than just the tools needed. Those three allen keys, a leatherman PSTII (smaller than a screwdriver AND pliers put together), and two tire levers is more tool kit than many will ever need on the road.
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    Oh, I thought you were a witch.

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    The only thing wrong with the Park Tools hex tools is that they don't have the ball ends.
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    Unique Vintage Steel cuda2k's Avatar
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    Ball-ends are great till you nearly strip out a somewhat shallow bolt head with them like I did earlier this evening. My set, even the non-ball end have somewhat rounded edges to them and the tight fit I was working with stripped out enough of the bolt head that I had to go digging for my old set in my toolbox to prevent more drastic measures being taken to remove my BRAND NEW Kool-Stop brake pad. My own fault really, should have stopped when the resistance to installing the pad was higher than it should have been. Was trying to get these installed on some Campy S.Record calipers which they weren't designed for. My tektro holders work fine, so guess I've got to find another pair of those and swap out pads with some Kool Stops.

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    Elwood: It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, 1/2 a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses.

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    SKS out of germany also make great small super high quality micro tool sets. Love em!

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    proud of his bunny Zinn-X's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwrobe1 View Post
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    LOL

    and what tool did you use for that?
    "I'll probably stomp you into the ground. I'm 6'4", 250, work out everyday, and have an extremely bad attitude." -ovrrdrive (aka. Captain Carnage)

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    Code Warrior mwrobe1's Avatar
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    Is called UltraEdit. Our shop uses it as our text/hex/XML/anything in code editor
    Elwood: It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, 1/2 a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses.

    Jake: Hit it.



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    proud of his bunny Zinn-X's Avatar
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    Cool. I use that at work as well, but didn't realize it could do hex editing.
    "I'll probably stomp you into the ground. I'm 6'4", 250, work out everyday, and have an extremely bad attitude." -ovrrdrive (aka. Captain Carnage)

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    MINE'S BIGGER THAN YOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    30 tools in one: 5-14mm wrench, 2 tire levers, 9-speed chain pin, chain tool, 3 sizes of spoke wrenches, bladed spoke tool, flat blade and Phillips screwdriver, T25 Torx, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8mm hex keys and two bottle openers.




    Course it weighs 5 lbs ... but it says TREK on it.

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    Its not that big, but it folds up nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    MINE'S BIGGER THAN YOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    30 tools in one: 5-14mm wrench, 2 tire levers, 9-speed chain pin, chain tool, 3 sizes of spoke wrenches, bladed spoke tool, flat blade and Phillips screwdriver, T25 Torx, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8mm hex keys and two bottle openers.




    Course it weighs 5 lbs ... but it says TREK on it.
    Is that a portable bike shop in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?
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