Faster than a SwiftTurtle
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Bikes: Thin Blue Line Hardtail Mtb, Giant OCR Touring
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I used the Stein tool along with fibrespox on my summer tour. I did one road side repair with the Stein tool, my second time using it. Its a bit messy on the side of the road but it did the trick. The entire job took about an hour to unload the bike, remove the cassette and replace the spoke and then put everything back together. As i said its a bit messy but i feel its better than carrying the other tools.
I used the fibrespox when i was too lazy to fix things properly right away, did a fast job on the side of the road and used the Stein tool at camp.
just about every other touring cyclist i saw thought the tool was pretty cool , even a few of the bike shops were impressed with it. Yes, I think I showed it to everyone that would let me.
Two concerns i had with it:
a) A few small peices that could be lost easily, so i was very careful whenever i used it.
b) when locking the cassette back on, how tight is tight enough/too tight?