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Old 05-31-05, 02:10 PM   #1
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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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Old 05-31-05, 02:12 PM   #2
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http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/tools/fixedgear.html
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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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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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Old 05-31-05, 02:54 PM   #7
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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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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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Old 05-31-05, 04:47 PM   #12
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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.

Page 2589 of thier on-line catalog (www.mcmaster.com). $7-8 plus another $4 or 5 to ship.
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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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