Old 04-12-19, 09:29 PM
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Small thing that every trackie will find handy...

I bought some chairs from IKEA and in each one they included a 5mm ball-head allen wrench...the kind that are perfect for removing chainring bolts.



So, if you are ever in IKEA, there is an area, usually near the Merchandise Returns area, where small parts bins are located with all of the weird IKEA tools, screws, nuts, bolts, etc... free of charge (I think). These allen wrenches should be over there.

It's always nice to have one or two extra in case someone borrows yours in the infield and doesn't return it. Or one for the track sack and one for the toolbox.

EDIT:

For those who aren't familiar, the ball-head end is especially nice. It allows one to vary the angle slightly and still maintain contact. This makes for easy spinning of the chainring bolts on and off with the fingers.
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