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Old 03-23-08, 04:01 PM   #1
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good chain whip ideas?

anyone know of a good chain whip that also removes lockrings? I have a smaller tool but it really sucks and is nearly impossible to remove the lockring, i hear shimano has good tools...
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Old 03-23-08, 04:11 PM   #2
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http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...-_-null-_-null

This set has both. For such a low price, it's a really useful set. I maintain/upgrade/etc five bikes with that set, works beautifully.
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eai supertool does both but costs an arm and a leg.
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Old 03-23-08, 04:35 PM   #4
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I think bens has a couple options, I just ordered one, but they run about 40 bones.
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make sure its 1/8 if thats what you need
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Old 03-23-08, 05:00 PM   #6
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make sure its 1/8 if thats what you need
make sure its 1/8" cause you might eventually need 1/8" and you can use a 1/8 on 3/32
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Old 03-23-08, 06:21 PM   #7
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This set has both. For such a low price, it's a really useful set. I maintain/upgrade/etc five bikes with that set, works beautifully.
I have the same kit, and it's worth it, but it has nothing for lockrings.
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Old 03-23-08, 06:34 PM   #8
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I have the same kit, and it's worth it, but it has nothing for lockrings.
whoops, you're right. my lockring tool came from a different set...
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Old 03-23-08, 07:05 PM   #10
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I sense happyfuntime with the welder soon...
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This set has both. For such a low price, it's a really useful set. I maintain/upgrade/etc five bikes with that set, works beautifully.
Nice, looks like a good set.
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Why not just get a chainwhip and a lockring spanner?
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I've got a Shimano one with both.
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This set has both. For such a low price, it's a really useful set. I maintain/upgrade/etc five bikes with that set, works beautifully.
Thanks! I just ordered one!
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I got careless with my Hozan C205 lock ring tool and chipped it up so the teeth were unreliable. Hated to throw it away so I drilled it out and turned it into an 1/8" chain whip. It was surprisingly easy to drill and works fine.
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The duraace tool has booth and comes with a 1/8" chain.
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just drill three holes in any thin lockring tool and attach two pieces of chain. there's an explanation in the diy thread.
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Old 03-25-08, 10:07 AM   #18
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The duraace tool has booth and comes with a 1/8" chain.
thats the one I snagged.
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Why not just just use the rotafix method for cog removal and get a good lockring tool?
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Why not just get a chainwhip and a lockring spanner?
QFT.

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Old 03-25-08, 02:36 PM   #21
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QFT.

In fact, let's quote this a few more times:
Yep.

Bonus reasoning : the euro-asia 'supertool' thingie is only good up to a 16t cog. Do you really want to limit yourself like that?
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