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what tools (you carry when you ride) have you modified?

Old 05-28-10, 10:53 PM
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what tools (you carry when you ride) have you modified?

Cut, drilled, filed, etc.
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Old 05-29-10, 06:04 AM
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I have a Ritchey CT-5 chain tool (very light at about 25 gms) that came with a separate drive handle. I discarded the handle and use the 4 mm hex that's built into my Park MT-1 multi-tool. Is getting rid of a part considered a modification?

Also, I have a bike with S&S couplers and the included spanner had hooks for several different size couplers. I "Dremeled" off the unneeded hooks to lighten the tool.
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Originally Posted by HillRider
Is getting rid of a part considered a modification? Also, I have a bike with S&S couplers and the included spanner had hooks for several different size couplers. I "Dremeled" off the unneeded hooks to lighten the tool.
Yes, I think it is. I need to invest in a Dremel. Good job.
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Bits of tube on my CO2 carts. Valve adapter and extra patches in my patch kit.
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Old fashioned 'dog-bone' bike spanner. Carried it on my Scott since I got the bike, only to realise today that the bike doesn't have a single hex-nut on it.

duh

Jettisoned.
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4" adj wrench(cresent) with an additional notch dremeled into the adjustment rack
to get a little more opening. ~5/8". have to be careful when using it fully opened,
because some of the support is out of contact with the frame of the wrench.
about a foot of duct tape wrapped around my pump. mailer envelope plastic in
case i need a boot.

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All sounds great.
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I have carried a variety of tools with me for over 20 years, I think the only tools I have ever used were tire levers.
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Originally Posted by bjtesch
I have carried a variety of tools with me for over 20 years, I think the only tools I have ever used were tire levers.
You realize that writing this will cause you to need all of your other tools and at least one you don't have in the very near future. It's like mentioning the no-hitter in the 7th inning.
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I just it down to the bare minimum. hope I haven't trimmed down too much.
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