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What is your favorite bicycle tool of all time?

Old 09-11-09, 09:19 AM
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Campy BB threading & facing tool. Not used much, but it sure was nice. (Too bad I sold my Campy frame tools)
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Old 09-11-09, 09:26 AM
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When I reach into my tool box, what do I pull out most often? Have to be either my old faithful multi-allen-wrench think (I think it's branded Trek) which has all the common allen sizes and screwdrivers as well.
Or, (since I work on a lot of old bikes) my old Nashbar triple socket wrench with the three most common metric sockets in one tool.

The Shimano cable cutter works very nicely too....
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Old 09-11-09, 12:04 PM
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Headset cup removal rocket-shapped tool. I love the click when it opens up behind the cup and the satisfying feeling of hammering on something to get the cup out.
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Old 09-11-09, 01:29 PM
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i second the crank pullers. have had mine 20 years and still using it perfectly and also love the way it works too
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My brain.

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Old 09-11-09, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by SpinDr
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Naaah, that reply is too mindless.
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Old 09-11-09, 05:23 PM
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My dad's six inch Snap On "Blue Point" adjustable wrench...
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Old 09-11-09, 08:15 PM
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Old 09-12-09, 01:44 AM
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A facer is next for my big-ticket purchase. I love using them!
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Old 09-12-09, 07:27 AM
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goood 'ol truing stand, although the crankpuller just gives you that tingling feeling when it goes just right ha!
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Old 09-12-09, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Panthers007
A facer is next for my big-ticket purchase. I love using them!
That's crossed my mind too but I can't justify the cost.
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Old 06-03-20, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by HillRider
Park's MT-1 "dogbone" multi-tool. .
It is a good tool design but it doesn't provide all the tools I need for my bike. That is the advantage of bits and a driver. I can customize to match my exact requirements without compromise.
I am not saying my choice is the right one. I am saying that my approach meets my requirements.

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Old 06-03-20, 10:21 PM
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It disappeared long ago but my favorite still is the

Campagnolo T wrench.
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Old 06-04-20, 12:49 AM
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It's hardly ever necessary, but I really appreciate the excellent design and manufacturing quality of my Knipex flat wrench pliars. They are especially useful during suspension work, but I really use my all the time, even though they're pretty much never a necessary tool. I carry my personal pair to and from work.

I loved using my last shop's Phil Wood spoke cutting/threading machine; it was a real work of art and a joy to use, and the utility was really convenient.

I'm also tickled about the excellence of my Bondhus extra long colorguard hex wrenches given their rather reasonable price.

I also am quite attached to my DT Spokey.
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Old 06-04-20, 01:04 AM
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Park TS-2.

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Old 06-04-20, 03:30 AM
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Cotter press from Bikesmithdesign.
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Old 06-04-20, 06:02 AM
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EVT work stand. If you’ve been in a shop that has one, that is the stand that all of the mechanics fight over. It makes using most other tools easier because it puts the bike where it is easiest to use the tools.
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Old 06-04-20, 07:55 AM
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Campy bottom bracket facing mill. Don't have one but I've used it and its the best.
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Old 06-04-20, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by mike
What is your favorite bicycle tool of all time?

I knew a guy who could fix anything with a 5 lb mallet and $350.

For me, it's a spoke wrench and my super big, super good-quality adjustable wrench I call "The Convincer" because just about any bolt I attach it to moves no matter what.

Unlike the cheap-0 made in China tools, this one can tighten big 1" plus bolt heads or even get a good tight grip on tiny bolt heads.
5mm Allen key - itll fix ~90% of the Campag components on my bike
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Old 06-04-20, 08:34 AM
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The Bontrager T-handled preset torque wrench is very useful. 6.8Nm, 4mm (not removable, but fits a lot of socket head bolts on my Domane). Mine's red.

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Old 06-04-20, 11:09 AM
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What is your favorite bicycle tool of all time?

What is your favorite bicycle tool of all time?

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Old 06-04-20, 02:53 PM
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VAR crank cotter press bcuz it's overkill and people get a puzzled look
when you drag it out!
you really should check out the facebook page:
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Old 06-04-20, 07:41 PM
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Mine is my set of MAC tools metric wrenches. Costly but always deliver the goods! Smiles, MH
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Old 06-04-20, 08:03 PM
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Milwaukee 9-in-1 Allen key metric driver.
Best $20 I ever spent!
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Old 06-04-20, 08:17 PM
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I can't make up my mind. It's either a multi-tool that looks like it might have been inspired by Picasso's "Guernica", or the "Bicycle Rider's Friend - A Combination Tool That Takes Them All".

Guernica?



The Friendly Multi-tool ;-)

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