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Old 08-29-10, 04:01 PM   #1
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Avenir - Cinco de Fixie Wrench

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Does anyone have experience with this tool? Is it of any quality?

Do you know of any alternatives you would recommend over it? (for ballpark similar price)

Edit: Also, know if it fits 1/8 cogs?

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Old 08-29-10, 04:22 PM   #2
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Nope but it looks pretty cool.
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Every time we get them they seem to sell pretty quick.
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I have it, Not impressed. The Chain links on the back side of the lockring tool can make it a pain to get a good grip on the lock ring.
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I have it, it works fine for me. I use rotafix to get cogs off. The only thing that sucks is that the lockring spanner can be a real pain if you don't have one of those raised style lockrings(Milwaukee, Eighthinch, etc.) it just won't get a good hold of it and you will hurt your knuckles.
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I have a tool exactly like this but by sunlite; its good to have on the go. But I prefer my parktool tools due to this lacking some torque to my liking due to its compact size.
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I havent had this perticular tool, but have had similar ones. Every single one has folded the first time I tried to take a cog off. Anything that isnt a foot long and 1/2" thick just isnt work it as a chain whip. Your chain whip doesnt need to be carried with you, so invest in a good heavy one that wont fold under you.
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My experience with combo tools is that they do everything poorly. Better to get one really good tool for each task, and you'll never break or strip anything. Good tools last a lifetime. Some of my bike tools are 30+ years old.
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I have it, Not impressed. The Chain links on the back side of the lockring tool can make it a pain to get a good grip on the lock ring.
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I have it, it works fine for me. I use rotafix to get cogs off. The only thing that sucks is that the lockring spanner can be a real pain if you don't have one of those raised style lockrings(Milwaukee, Eighthinch, etc.) it just won't get a good hold of it and you will hurt your knuckles.
This. I never had the problem because my lockring was relatively thick, but when my friends tried using this tool they'd tear their knuckles up. Half the time they'd just pull out a screwdriver/hammer combination and just use the tool for it's chainwhip.
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Thanks everyone for warning me. I am defiantly not going to get it.
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that tool will work fine.
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