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Old 06-03-10, 09:19 AM   #1
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Best brand of bike tools?

I keep looking at bicycle specific tools and most just don't seem well made, who is the Snap On of bike tools?
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park tools and pedro's.

but they both have some tools that are beaten by other makers, or are just plain junk.

park cone wrenches, I hear are no good.
shimano cable cutter, is the best cable cutter out there.
I think it was FSA that makes the best spoke tensionmeter.
hozan lockring pliers are really good, better than wrenches, from what I hear.
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Var comes to mind as snap on quality, but their consumer grade tools are no better than any other consumer grade tools you can buy from nashbar or pricepoint.
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I like Var tools, but they are hard to find.

For bike-specific tools, these are some of my favorites:
* Eldi pedal wrench
* Shimano 32mm headset & cup and cone BB set
* Shimano cable cutters for casing
* Felco cable cutters for inner wire
* Rhode Gear/Spokey for spoke wrenches
* Hozan 3rd hand tool
* Bondhus allen wrenches
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