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New Brompton / Silca Home Tool Kit Announced

Old 10-31-19, 01:03 PM
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New Brompton / Silca Home Tool Kit Announced

https://us.brompton.com/brompton-usa...9/c-410/p-9296

A very nice wood box, wrenches, and bits for your $125 USD.
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Old 10-31-19, 03:54 PM
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A very nice bit of kit, I really like the artwork under the lid.

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Old 11-01-19, 12:23 AM
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I think the Brompton tool kit that fits inside the frame for $75 is simply brilliantly in design and I own it.

https://www.rei.com/product/139522/brompton-tool-kit

Sorry I don’t need a engraved wooden box that looks pretty for $50 more with less tools and is way to bulking to carry on the bike. Only my $.02 cents :}
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Old 11-01-19, 08:25 AM
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I prefer this tool kit: https://www.abbeybiketools.com/produ...e-toolbox-2019
New Abbey Tools Team Issue Toolbox
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Old 11-01-19, 08:55 AM
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I do like high quality tools but this is simply stupid.

Who need wooden case for tools, and who in right mind will use hex key PLUS bit adaptor PLUS screw bit, instead of a standalone screwdriver?
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Silca has definitely gone upscale these days. Witness their $800 custom E-Richie floor pump:

https://silca.cc/collections/floor-p...-richard-sachs
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I was kidding. Of course one doesn’t “need” that Abbey ensemble. I only posted it as it was released just a few days ago. And $1,350 USD... yikes.

However, I do love my Wera ” ratchet, as it almost instantaneously converts from a ratchet to a ratcheting screwdriver. A tremendous timesaver. The Wera hex keys have the “hex plus” feature which minimizes head wear. The Knipex pliers wrench virtually eliminates carrying a while set of wrenches.

So there is some good stuff there. Whether its worth it is up to each individual.
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Doesn't the DR Anchorage for integrated shifters require a sub-2mm hex key? (I am away from my base, so have to rely on memory.) With this, after spending $125 you still would need to buy a hex key (or two), without a box, to have a set actually matching the bike.
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I have to agree while the Silca is nice, there is only the artwork to make it "Brompton" related. The internal is a better deal.

I have two sets of the Silca, special edition 100th Anniversary edition and the travel edition.

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I like tools in mahogany boxes.





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Old 11-07-19, 04:15 PM
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Search ebay for Turbo Mini tool set. Nice little tool set for about $10, and it will fit in your frame tube. Has all the common tools needed, as far as I'm aware, including the 15mm wrench for removing wheels.
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