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    All in one track tool

    what do you think of this?
    I'm looking for a single tool to do it all, don't care about portability, just being able to change cogs and tighten my s**t up.

    just $20.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/TRACK-FIXED-GEAR...3%3A1|294%3A50

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    How do you remove the cog with a trixie? surely you need a chainhuu-wip

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    just use the rotafix method for removal/installation of cogs and get a trixie
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_don View Post
    How do you remove the cog with a trixie? surely you need a chainhuu-wip
    You attach your own chain, like it's designed for.

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    What is the recessed/shelved part in the center of the tool for?

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    follow the link and you shall find your answer in a heartbeat.

    You really just attach your own chain to the trixie!?!

    That is nice, but sounds messy, i generally avoid touching the chain as much as possible

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    I think those lockring tools are a cruel joke... I got one of these:

    The handle is 12 inches long

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_don View Post
    follow the link and you shall find your answer in a heartbeat.

    You really just attach your own chain to the trixie!?!

    That is nice, but sounds messy, i generally avoid touching the chain as much as possible
    You attach a length of chain to it, just like any other chain whip, not the chain you're running on your bike.
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    [QUOTE=jakerock;9308833]I think those lockring tools are a cruel joke... I got one of these:


    Is that a filed-down multi grip, or can you buy them like that?

    That looks pretty sweet.

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    Bought 'em like that from a guy here in Brooklyn that advertised on Craigslist...
    Been looking for his ad but it is gone. He compared them to a Park tool that was similar but cost $50...
    These cost $25. I have used them a couple of times now and cannot believe that people are stuck using the re-tarded, knuckle-busting tools that are available. This GRABS that lockring and the handle is LONG. Theres a ton of leverage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triple8Sol View Post
    You attach a length of chain to it, just like any other chain whip, not the chain you're running on your bike.
    yeah but why wouldn't you just use the chain you're running on your bike?
    I like bikes.

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    i hope youre kidding

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    I dont think so... you can tighten your cog alot tighter with your own chain than by using a whip...
    What the heck is that called? theres a fancypants name for it...
    Chain around the bottom bracket and doubled up around itself on the cog to tighten...

    [edit] christ, its right in this thread... is he talikng about "rotafixing"?[/edit]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syncmaster View Post
    yeah but why wouldn't you just use the chain you're running on your bike?
    Doesn't seem to get as tight as when it's done by hand with a tool?
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    Rotafixing gives you more leverage than a chain whip.

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    How much leverage do you need? Answer: not that much, otherwise they would make chainwhips three feet long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveymcdubs View Post
    i hope youre kidding
    No I meant on the Trixie tool. He said you use any length of chain on the trixie tool to use it as a chain whip, but not your own chain. he said. I'm wondering why you can't use your own chain attached to the trixie tool as a chain whip?

    or am I totally missing something here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Syncmaster View Post
    No I meant on the Trixie tool. He said you use any length of chain on the trixie tool to use it as a chain whip, but not your own chain. he said. I'm wondering why you can't use your own chain attached to the trixie tool as a chain whip?

    or am I totally missing something here?
    it would be a pain to have to remove your chain and attach it to the tool every time you needed to use the whip.
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    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

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    Why? I'd be taking it off anyway to remove/replace/tighten my cog. I've got a SRAM link on my chain so I can get it off easily.
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    hozan spanner and a cheap chain whip in a motorcycle tool bag those small tools don't have enough leverage to do the job
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    I carry a Trixie attached to the bottle cage mounts on my bike and if i needed to tighten the cog I'd rotafix it. I have a chain whip and lockring spanner in the tool box at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syncmaster View Post
    Why? I'd be taking it off anyway to remove/replace/tighten my cog. I've got a SRAM link on my chain so I can get it off easily.
    but you can't argue that this would be better/easier than having one permanently attached to the tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dddave View Post
    but you can't argue that this would be better/easier than having one permanently attached to the tool.
    Oh not at all. I was just originally confused by the statement made before.
    Quote Originally Posted by Triple8Sol View Post
    You attach a length of chain to it, just like any other chain whip, not the chain you're running on your bike.
    I thought he was saying that you CANNOT use your chain on the trixie tool. I guess I just misunderstood.
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