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Best $30 multi tool ever

Old 03-20-12, 06:45 PM
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Best $30 multi tool ever



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Old 03-20-12, 06:55 PM
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It does look nice!
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same. always on me.
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For $30 I use a Lezyne V10.

101g vs 175g.
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i have the same one, hasn't failed me yet.
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im seriously concerned about how heavy this tool is. it bothers me so, so much.
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Old 03-20-12, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by adriano View Post
im seriously concerned about how heavy this tool is. it bothers me so, so much.
You realize I've probably posted little comments like the one I did about a dozen times in the last year about various items and if you add everything up we're talking pounds of savings. You don't have to nitpick about weight, but I don't think it's totally silly to do so either. Besides, it's not like the tool I posted costs 5x as much. Little choices here and there add up over the years.

2lbs of savings is equal to me gaining 4 watts of power as far as w/kg goes, and I'll take every bit I can get.
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Originally Posted by jmX View Post
You realize I've probably posted little comments like the one I did about a dozen times in the last year about various items and if you add everything up we're talking pounds of savings. You don't have to nitpick about weight, but I don't think it's totally silly to do so either. Besides, it's not like the tool I posted costs 5x as much. Little choices here and there add up over the years.

2lbs of savings is equal to me gaining 4 watts of power as far as w/kg goes, and I'll take every bit I can get.
In a race, yes. But then if you need to use a tool you've already lost. For all other riding why not carry whatever you think will work the best?
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I opened this thread to tell you that you were wrong and that the Crank Brothers m19 is better- but now I can't.

I have two. They're awesome.
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Originally Posted by jmX View Post
For $30 I use a Lezyne V10.

101g vs 175g.
I loved my Lezyne multi tool. Until it started rusting. Loved my pump too. Until it fell apart. Loved my frame pump. Until it wouldn't work with SRAM stem extenders.

No more Lezyne for me.
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Have heard nothing but goods about this product, but until my $10 Nashbar-11 multi breaks, I must wait to make this purchase. Looks like all I am missing is perhaps some hex sizes and a box end wrench?

The single most important part of either is the chain tool, in my (unlucky) experience.
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Old 03-21-12, 07:24 AM
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The old Park tool from 1984 still works. The new Park tool is lighter and has the same functions.

I have a Crank Brothers 17 on my commuter. Good tool.


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The single most important part of either is the chain tool, in my (unlucky) experience.
+1. A multi-tool without a chain tool is a waste of money (unless for some reason you're carrying a dedicated chain tool). The chain tool on my $13 PerfBike E3 tool has saved me twice. Even better, it got me free beer by saving somebody else's ride who did not carry a chain tool with them.

Since we're on the subject, does anybody know of a multi-tool that also includes a 15mm wrench for the wheel nuts on my single speed?
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Originally Posted by telebianchi View Post
+1. A multi-tool without a chain tool is a waste of money (unless for some reason you're carrying a dedicated chain tool). The chain tool on my $13 PerfBike E3 tool has saved me twice. Even better, it got me free beer by saving somebody else's ride who did not carry a chain tool with them.

Since we're on the subject, does anybody know of a multi-tool that also includes a 15mm wrench for the wheel nuts on my single speed?
I still have an old Topeak Alien 2 lying around (I now use the far less-bulky Crank Bros 17). It had a 15mm "wrench" of sorts, for emergency pedal and wheel nut tightening.
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Originally Posted by jmX View Post
For $30 I use a Lezyne V10.

101g vs 175g.
Yeah. I have one of those CrankBro's tools and a Lezyne STL12. The CB tool is way bulky and heavy by comparison. I'll carry the Lezyne on my road bike on longer trips and keep the CB in my mtb Camelbak.
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Originally Posted by telebianchi View Post
+1. A multi-tool without a chain tool is a waste of money (unless for some reason you're carrying a dedicated chain tool). The chain tool on my $13 PerfBike E3 tool has saved me twice. Even better, it got me free beer by saving somebody else's ride who did not carry a chain tool with them.

Since we're on the subject, does anybody know of a multi-tool that also includes a 15mm wrench for the wheel nuts on my single speed?
I use one of these in my tool bag. Don't know it has 15 mm but it has pretty much every size I've ever needed on the road.

Might have to replace my topeak alien with one of those Park MT-1s as my topeak has come unscrewed a couple of times at the pivot and I end up with a bag of loose tool parts and the clasp locking the two halves together is broken off. On the other hand, the alien was free, so I can't really complain.
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since younever said for what task I vote for this one...
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Lezyne multi tool stainless. I've used Crank Brothers and Lezyne. Both are nice, but the stainless Lezyne gets the nod for rust resistence which is important for me in a coastal environment.

And the little neoprene sleeve protects tubes in the bag, and adds a touch of style.
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Originally Posted by RTDub View Post
The single most important part of either is the chain tool, in my (unlucky) experience.
Yep.
Though a dork disk (or competent mechanic) would have saved me both times.
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Originally Posted by adriano View Post
im seriously concerned about how heavy this tool is. it bothers me so, so much.
Agreed... this thing is like a piece of lead
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Sorry but the crankbrothers tool sucks. This is how a pro does it, in case one must make camp.

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Nice picture. i have the same mutli tool, I have no idea if it is any good, I did not have a chance to use it. i believe it comes with the nice box too.
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I see it has the tool for draining a camel hump. Found that very useful last time I was crossing the Sahara.
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They're on sale for $20 at Nashbar. I just ordered one, so we'll see.
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I have the same tool. I don't like how the chain tool always flops open. It can't be used in some tight spots as well as regular hex keys. If you don't need the chain breaker and the spoke wrenches, get the M10. The tools are longer with the overall multi-tool being the same size and less weight.

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