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    lockring wrench

    My internet searching inabilities are showing themselves. Could someone give me a link to somewhere I could buy a lockring wrench?

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    Cool, thanks a lot.

    Why does it seem like at least 30% of questions on here can be answered with a link to sheldonbrown.com?

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    Quote Originally Posted by delay
    Cool, thanks a lot.

    Why does it seem like at least 30% of questions on here can be answered with a link to sheldonbrown.com?
    'cause it's true

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    whatever you do, don't buy the PArk. it sucks.

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    i like the wrenchforce, it's a nice tool and it's made by snap-on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer
    whatever you do, don't buy the PArk. it sucks.
    so which one would you buy, i currently use this one
    i hate this thing.


    how do the these work? (qualitatively)


    ANYONE?!?!
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    ditto on the wrenchforce. its nice, and not pricy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostro
    so which one would you buy, i currently use this one
    i hate this thing.
    sorry, no first-hand recommendations other than "Park Sucks"
    I haven't had the need to replace the crappy one I returned.

    I hear good things about the modified Hozan, though.

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    I highly recommend the Hozan lockring pliers available via Business Cycles (and elsewhere, I'm sure). Very solid and secure and plenty of leverage.

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    Again with the Hozan. I don't have the pliers but I have the wrench, and it's awesome. So much better than the park...

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    the hozan is solid, but if you're in the market for a chainwhip too, check out the dura ace lockring/chain whip tool. it's really sweet...

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    Thanks for all the info. I was interested in the same tool.

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    Wheels Manufacturing Chain Whip and the Hozan Lock Ring Wrench, both available from Sheldon.

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    the hozan is the ultrajam

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    The Park sucks. A shim under the curve of the wrench can make it suck less.

    Academic question: if it were shaped like a french curve could the Park fit a relatively infinite size of lock rings?

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    what's the link to your LBS? I'd check there.

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    Re: post seven. I have the Var tool pictured. Under certain circumstances, it's better than the Hozan (like very sticky lockrings). Of no use with most track lockrings, tho (exception: Phil Wood lockrings). Overall, I prefer the Hozan, and yes, the Park tool does suck.
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    Could never see a reason for forking out $$ for something you can get cheap from McMaster-Carr and quite honestly use maybe a couple times a year.

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    question: the hozan lockring pliers are better to have than the regular wrench, right? is there a reason that it might be better to have the wrench (aside from it being like 10bux cheaper)? I'm about to purchase one or the other. input desired.

    I know this question comes a little late in the game on this thread, hope to get a reply or two.

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