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Old 08-08-12, 08:50 PM
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Tool pr0n

Got my new RD-hanger alignment tool today.





The gaugehead rotates, and clicks into an indexing groove. This allows the user to get past seatstays, racks, fenders and other obstructions without disturbing the reading. Unlike the venerable TL-RD10 from the olden days, there's no companion tool to take the place of the wheel, which makes sense in this age of proliferating axle standards.

This being a very expensive tool (roughly $300 at retail), I'll be reserving it mainly for alignment of replaceable hangers, which seldom require tons of force to adjust. For heavy bending, I'll bust out my old Park Tool DAG-1.

Your turn... show us YOUR hawt tools

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Old 08-08-12, 09:46 PM
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isn't that p0rn ? (a zero not an O)


... before my father died
(& home machine shop was broken up in estate-sale)
he made a couple tools , I'll mention
a foot long bar threaded on each end for screwing in pedals ,

to take the bend out of pedal spindles, in place..
hold pedal in the vise , spin the spindle,
Lean on the end of the bar till the wobble is gone ..

and a grease purge zirk plug to screw sun tour new winner pro freewheels onto.
they oiled thru a hole on the inside thread , this pushed fresh oil in the hole..
and crud out thru the labyrinth shields on the outsides..

(make, seems a bit more unique than buy.. )

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Old 08-08-12, 10:08 PM
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And here I was, thinking I was hot s--- for getting my Park DAG-1 last week. Works like a charm though.
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Old 08-08-12, 10:54 PM
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I am 95% sure my school's web filter would block this thread, because of certain "keywords." I once tried to open a thread titled Bike Porn and it got blocked...
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Old 08-09-12, 11:21 AM
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Old 08-09-12, 12:39 PM
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That Shimano derailleur hanger tool seems to be very hard to find in the US. Never tried to order it directly from Shimano America but nobody stocks it.
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Old 08-09-12, 12:46 PM
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I'll be in my bunk.
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I never should have sold mine.
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Meh. In my experience shifting is all that sensitive to hanger alignment. I've ridden with bent hangers of varying degrees after crashes and as long as the limits and cable tension were set right shifting was fine. After all, the chain comes off the top of the top jockey wheel and onto the bottom of the cog. Where the other jockey wheel is has no bearing on shifting. IMO, eyeballing with a straightedge if plenty good enough.
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Old 08-09-12, 06:25 PM
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ooOOoooohhh!

...carbide?

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Great looking tool. Had no idea Shimano made a hanger alignment gauge. Looks like a quality piece of work.
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This works equally well:
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This works equally well:
Hey, I like it Is that a custom foot on the threaded shaft, or is that an off-the-shelf clamp that's been modified? I've never seen one with such a tall foot.
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Old 08-10-12, 12:09 PM
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It's custom made, a piece of pipe cut and welded. For the schwinn kickstand.
A modified off-shelf clamp
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MechBgon, shouldn't you be packing up for your big move instead of displaying your porn? When is the move going to occur anyways?
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MechBgon, shouldn't you be packing up for your big move instead of displaying your porn? When is the move going to occur anyways?
The move is dependent on the interior renovations they're working on right now, so I think it's going to be sometime between October and December. I belive we'll be having some kind of blowout sale to get rid of a lot of old stock, keep your ear to the ground I'm keeping a lot of my own equipment at home until we move, so it's sort of packed already:

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This works equally well:
heh, heh... I made one of these to remove valves from cylinder-heads.
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Although just as functional, I like the older Shimano rear hanger alignment tool (labeled with the Dura Ace logo) better than the new one, as the old version seems a bit less utilitarian with better finishing.

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Old 08-11-12, 03:20 PM
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Is this the tools version of a "pissing contest"?
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Old 08-11-12, 05:30 PM
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Is this the tools version of a "pissing contest"?
If the shoe fits, wear it

Although just as functional, I like the older Shimano rear hanger alignment tool (labeled with the Dura Ace logo) better than the new one, as the old version seems a bit less utilitarian with better finishing.
I have half of the TL-RD10 set, think I bought this used when a shop went out of business...



Another blast from the past, a Schwinn-badged Park Tool plier used to spread open the clamp band on old Schwinn Varsity-era brake levers to help get them over the end of the bar. Yeah I know, like it's all that difficult without a tool... I need to get hold of the Park Tool T-handle SD-1 blade screwdriver used on those old-school levers, mine has disappeared somewhere over the years.


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Old 08-11-12, 05:38 PM
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My derailleur hanger alignment toll is a 15" Crescent wrench. Works surprisingly well. Never let anyone see you use it on their bikes, it's hard on the nerves.

In all seriousness, I love specialty tools.. Next purchase will be a good peddle wrench.
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I need to get hold of the Park Tool T-handle SD-1 blade screwdriver used on those old-school levers, mine has disappeared somewhere over the years.
I have one of these that came along with a bunch of miscellaneous tools that accompanied a used bike I bought years ago. Since I have never and will never use it it's yours for the asking. PM me.
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I have one of these that came along with a bunch of miscellaneous tools that accompanied a used bike I bought years ago. Since I have never and will never use it it's yours for the asking. PM me.

OMG! PM coming at ya!
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OMG! PM coming at ya!
This is how I pictured you with HillRider's posting:
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