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    Quote Originally Posted by hhnngg1 View Post
    Sometimes, calling for the ride is the best option. It was in my case, I think.

    - I don't carry a chain tool anymore. Sure, I could have probably fixed it with a chain tool, but this is like a once in a lifetime event. Not worth jiggering with a portable chain tool, imo. If I were doing a multiday event, I'd definitely carry such hardware, but not on a weekend training ride where I know I can get a ride. My last experience with a portable chain tool was so horrible that I'm sure it would have ended badly and frustratingly so even if I did have a portable chain tool on hand. I'm ok messing with chains at home, but not on the road.

    - You want to rachet pedal or hobby horse for 22 miles home with 1200ft of climbing en route?
    1) This and a quick link works fine on the raod and takes virtually no space:



    2) on the hobby horse approach, the 1200 vertical feet actually works to your advantage. You can walk/run uphill close to as fast as pedaling steep grades, then you get to coast downhill.
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
    You could get lost and die.
    You could hit a tree and die.
    OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhnngg1 View Post
    Sometimes, calling for the ride is the best option. It was in my case, I think.

    - I don't carry a chain tool anymore. Sure, I could have probably fixed it with a chain tool, but this is like a once in a lifetime event. Not worth jiggering with a portable chain tool, imo. If I were doing a multiday event, I'd definitely carry such hardware, but not on a weekend training ride where I know I can get a ride. My last experience with a portable chain tool was so horrible that I'm sure it would have ended badly and frustratingly so even if I did have a portable chain tool on hand. I'm ok messing with chains at home, but not on the road.

    - You want to rachet pedal or hobby horse for 22 miles home with 1200ft of climbing en route?

    Don't count on it. Bike parts haven't been getting more durable.

    Fwiw, I had the chain breaker on a Park I beam break on it's first use. But I now have a Topeak multi-tool that has performed as well as the one in my home tool kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
    1) This and a quick link works fine on the raod and takes virtually no space:



    2) on the hobby horse approach, the 1200 vertical feet actually works to your advantage. You can walk/run uphill close to as fast as pedaling steep grades, then you get to coast downhill.

    No way I'm going to hobby horse 22 miles & 1200 feet. Even walking in bike shoes for parts of it will suck beyond belief.

    I'm sure the Lezyne tool works fine. Still, I know that since I rarely need to mess with my chain, it's going to take at least 20 minutes for me to fix anything, and that's in ideal conditions , like at home with a large, easy leverage chain breaker. Odds are it'll be double that on the road, and even more of a mess. I'm sure you can do it fine, but it's not for me. I'll only do it if there is literally no other choice.

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