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Old 12-22-09, 05:24 PM
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Home-made S & S Coupler Tool

I recently purchased a bike that has S & S couplers installed on it, but it didn't come with the S & S tool to tighten/loosen the couplers. I tried contacting S & S to order a tool, but they haven't responded to my inquiries, so I'm wondering if anyone has much experience with using a home-made tool on the couplers. Maybe a properly filed lockring wrench?

Any advice would be much appreciated!
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Old 12-22-09, 06:26 PM
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The wrench is only about a $20 item. I wouldn't risk trying to use some type of substitute.
Try Bilenky.com They do retrofits and sell the S&S cases, tube covers, teflon grease, wrenches, etc.
https://www.bilenky.com/store/scripts...ld=description
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https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...out-chain-tool

The above thread explains why you should use the proper tools and not make your own.

Don't be that guy.
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You might try a https://www.parktool.com/products/det...=25&item=HCW-5 There are probably a lot of these floating around.

Co-Motion also has a S&S coupler wrenh.

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I assume you asked the seller for the tool? If not, I'd do that first.
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Originally Posted by bigvegan View Post
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...out-chain-tool

The above thread explains why you should use the proper tools and not make your own.

Don't be that guy.
Although if that guy messes up, he's only out a chain. If you mess up, you're out a bike frame. If you were able to afford a bike with S & S coupling, you can certainly afford the right tool.
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+1 on getting the right tool. They come in sevaral sizes and configurations to fit different size couplers so be sure to get the right one. Here is S&S's tool list: https://www.sandsmachine.com/ac_wrenc.htm

I'm surprises S&S hasn't responded as they are usually very prompt but may be closed for the holiday break. Any frame maker that supplies S&S couplers in their bikes should offer the tool also. Bilenky and Co-Motion have been mentioned but there are a lot of others. Check out S&S's web site for a listing of frame and bike makers that offer them.
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Old 12-23-09, 01:45 AM
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Find a co-motion dealer. We had those things in every corner of the last shop I worked at. I think they all came with the universal one. I don't know if nobody ever asked for the wrench when they bought the things or what. Worth a try.
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Cool, thanks for the advice. Maybe S & S is out on holiday vacation. I'll also try some of their dealers if I don't hear from them. (I did also ask the seller btw.)

Thanks again for the advice!
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