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Old 08-17-15, 09:15 PM
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I don't even want to do the math on how negligent the difference 100g of nonrotational weight is.
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Old 08-17-15, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan View Post
take a big **** before your ride. youll save more weight than you would if you left your whole tool kit at home.
Yeah but just imagine how fast you'd be if you both took a **** and left your tools at home.
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Old 08-17-15, 09:18 PM
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Old 08-17-15, 09:33 PM
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The Topeak ones seem OK. I have the Mini 18 that I take touring with me. Cost US$20 on special from somewhere. The important thing is to get a decent one, made of good metal if you are going to use it regularly, so it doesn't wear stuff out or break. I use the 8mm allen key on mine to remove the cranks (with FSA self extracting bolts) from the taper BB when I'm packing the bike. Takes a lot of force and it seems strong. A bit of loctite on the chainbreaker screw is good too, as it comes loose when you are using the other tools.
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Old 08-17-15, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
I don't see the appeal of barely being prepared.


You can keep your zip lock bag.

I didn't say anything about the appeal of being barely prepared. Those are your words, not mine. I said most people bring way too much stuff. That's what I said.

There really isn't a need to act childish Nagrom. All I did was express an opinion based on having ridden over 40,000 miles in my life. My post was reasoned and I tried to impart some of the the experience which comes from three decades on the road.

I didn't demean anyone or act like an infant because someone said something I didn't agree with. Doing so belies a lack of confidence and personally, I couldn't care less if you whether you carry a multi tool or a ziplock back with a balogna sandwich in it.

Sometimes we have a moral responsibility to keep our mouth shut if we have nothing positive or constructive to say.


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Old 08-17-15, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
To bolt a disk brake disk to a hub. Torx are much better than allen head bolts, which tent to strip out way too easy in that application.
I have no experience with disks and I learned something. Thanks.


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Old 08-17-15, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
I didn't say anything about the appeal of being barely prepared. Those are your words, not mine. I said most people bring way too much stuff. That's what I said.

There really isn't a need to act childish Nagrom. All I did was express an opinion based on having ridden over 40,000 miles in my life. My post was reasoned and I tried to impart some of the the experience which comes from three decades on the road.

I didn't demean anyone or act like an infant because someone said something I didn't agree with. Doing so belies a lack of confidence and personally, I couldn't care less if you whether you carry a multi tool or a ziplock back with a balogna sandwich in it.

Sometimes we have a moral responsibility to keep our mouth shut if we have nothing positive or constructive to say.


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Infants can't even type bro.

No one insulted you. You have the thinnest skin I've ever seen.

I base my opinion on 10,000 posts of ssfg snark.
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Old 08-17-15, 10:39 PM
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the internet is hilarious
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Old 08-17-15, 11:02 PM
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Like I legitimately razzled his johnnies on accident.

Haha I'm sorry dude.
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Old 08-18-15, 07:19 AM
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Old 08-18-15, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
Infants can't even type bro.

No one insulted you. You have the thinnest skin I've ever seen.

I base my opinion on 10,000 posts of ssfg snark.

Nor can infants tell the difference between the words negligible and negligent.

Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
I don't even want to do the math on how negligent the difference 100g of nonrotational weight is.


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Old 08-18-15, 08:01 AM
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Blame it on my autocorrect.

I've already told you infants can't type, Timothy.
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Old 08-18-15, 08:06 AM
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You got me good though. Nice one.

Stand up for zip lock bags everywhere.
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Old 08-18-15, 04:15 PM
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Razzle my johnnies
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Old 08-18-15, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Can you help me understand? I'm sincere, not trying to challenge but really curious.

Where do you have torx on your bike?

I can't think of a place on the bike where Torx could not be replaced with Allen, or for that matter why a manufacturer would use torx in the first place, but wonder if there is a legitimate need that I have overlooked.


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Disc Brakes, Tubus Rear Racks, some higher end stems and really any application where you might need to do a lot of tightening without wanting to strip bolts.

As far as where I have Torx on my bike: My touring bike has a 3T stem, disc brakes and tubus racks and my fixed gear has a Zipp stem. My only bike not to have T25 bolts is my vintage road bike.
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Old 08-19-15, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Sometimes we have a moral responsibility to keep our mouth shut if we have nothing positive or constructive to say.
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Nor can infants tell the difference between the words negligible and negligent.
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Old 08-19-15, 11:37 AM
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I don't even keep a multitool on my when riding my FG -- Just a tube, CO2 and that portland design wrench/tire lever thing. Havent needed anything else in over a year
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Old 08-19-15, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Unkle Rico View Post
I don't even keep a multitool on my when riding my FG -- Just a tube, CO2 and that portland design wrench/tire lever thing. Havent needed anything else in over a year
I've never needed my multi tool when out riding, but I sure have had a lot of people I'm riding with need to borrow it. Like my buddy who went riding with me after work and after half a mile, he realized he forgot to tighten his stem completely.
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Old 08-19-15, 01:11 PM
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Sounds like your friends aren't prepared for riding?

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I've never needed my multi tool when out riding, but I sure have had a lot of people I'm riding with need to borrow it. Like my buddy who went riding with me after work and after half a mile, he realized he forgot to tighten his stem completely.
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Sounds like your friends aren't prepared for riding?
Correct.
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Old 08-19-15, 02:16 PM
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I guess you know what you can get your friends for the holidays then

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Correct.
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Old 08-19-15, 09:52 PM
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For rando add a chain tool and a couple links.
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Old 08-19-15, 11:23 PM
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Why would you need a tire pressure gauge? Besides the obvious.

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For rando add a chain tool and a couple links.
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A tool that is a very useful fix gera tool it the Pedros fix gear tool. Hub wrench, lockring spanner and a couple of other functions i have never used. But the wrench and spanner are both first class every day tools. The spanner is a also much better than the Park spanners for the bell shaped 12 tooth lockrings.

I ride the road fixed, flip-flop and both flip the wheel around and change cogs mid-ride often. I carry that Pedros, 6, 5, 4, and 3 mm Allen wrenches, a spoke wrench (sometimes), patchkit, 2 tubes, tire irons and sunscreen. All get used enough to be worth carrying. I am rarely caught short. 6 mm Allen - stem, 5 mm - brakes, stem, 4 mm - WB cages which go on and off frequently, 3 mm - dropout screws which I sometimes set for my smallest cog. Makes setting the chain correctly when I am brain dead from a hard climb easy.) There are other tools that the bike requires, but I have so seldom needed the crankset tools, pedal tools and bearing tools on the road that carrying them isn't worth it. All this fits easily in a small toolbag with room for one more something. (The Pedros tool slips into straps I sewed to the bottom of the bag, secured with a Velcro strap. Makse access fast.)

This has been enough for the two Cycle Oregons this bike has done. (Well, not quite, but the rest travels with the camp gear. I ride in luxury with different handlebar/stem/brake setups for flat and hills. It takes the 6 mm, 5 mm Allens and a 10 mm box wrench to change the setups.)

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Why would you need a tire pressure gauge? Besides the obvious.
My pressure guessing skills aren't so good, have gotten pinch flats.
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