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Old 11-11-08, 01:22 AM
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Trixie tool

Trixie



https://www.velonews.com/article/84964/pedro-s-trixie
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Old 11-11-08, 01:43 AM
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Originally Posted by dougland89 View Post
i like
how much

Kliq Z Lynk!
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Old 11-11-08, 02:02 AM
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Price: $29.99
Web site: www.pedros.com
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Old 11-11-08, 02:16 AM
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Looks so useful.
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whats the sawtooth inner space area used for?
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i think thats to cut rival bike gangs
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Originally Posted by Hobartlemagne View Post
whats the sawtooth inner space area used for?
"8, 9, and 10mm box wrenches for older style brakes and seatpost clamps"
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Old 11-11-08, 07:14 AM
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Want so bad it hurts.
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Old 11-11-08, 09:23 AM
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Here's an older picture:



This early version had a spoke wrench on the 15mm end.
Still, looks to be an awesome compact tool. Wish they were out before January.
They made the announcement back in April. I'd have thought they would be ready for Christmas.
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Old 12-30-08, 10:46 AM
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Has anyone heard anything new about this?!

○ No mention of it on their website.

○ I asked the guys at my LBS (which is a Pedros dealer) and they didn't seem to know anyhtign about it.

○ I tried emailing Pedros but I have not heard anything back yet.

If anyone finds any new information please pass it along as I'm itching to get my hands on one of these.
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Old 12-30-08, 12:01 PM
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ugh

Now I feel like even more of an idiot for buying a Surly Jethro Tool yesterday.
At least I was able to do it at my LBS.
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link please, i'm trying to impulse buy this.
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1. Lockring tool
2. Pin hole to make your own chain whip (going with the green theme, they want you to use an old piece of chain to make your chain whip)
3. Spoke wrench
4. 15mm wrench
5. 5mm allen wrench
6. 3 sizes of hex style wrenches
7. Bottle opener (a must!)

https://commutebybike.com/2008/04/18/...s-trixie-tool/

not big enough to replace my home tools (leverage is a must), but i'm thinking this would make a fantastic pouch tool. my pouch 15 is the gangsterest 15 on the planet, but this is so hip i might replace it.
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looks like something i need.

nice little review here: https://makergo.com/shutup/?p=418

A short while ago I caught a glimpse of the soon to be released Trixie tool from Pedro’s and knew right away that I needed to get my greasy little paws on one.

The fine folks at Pedro’s were more than kind enough to send one over for me to fool around with right away - thanks again, Jason. My first impression of the Trixie; it’s small enough to fit into your pocket, a small bag, or the pen pocket of a larger bag but weighty enough to give you some confidence in it’s ability to withstand abuse.

15mm box wrench, lock ring wrench, 5mm hex head, 8,9,10mm box wrenches, pin hole to make your own chain whip and most importantly… a bottle opener. Booya!





As a little bit of back story; I’ve been very happy with my Dura Ace Chain Whip / Lockring combo but it’s just a little bit too large to carry around with me on a regular basis. In fact, when the fellas and I headed across the pond for a little cycling adventure last spring I had Under The Weather stitch me up an extra large tool pouch just to take it with me. Had the Trixie been in production then, well, I probably still would have wanted a new tool pouch, because I like stuff, but it wouldn’t have needed to be so large.

In terms of size; something a little bit longer would help greatly in terms of gaining the right amount of leverage to really wrench on over-tightened track nuts and lockrings but increased size would obviously mean decreased portability so I think it’s a fair trade when discussing a tool that is presumably intended for fixed gear riders - not necessarily shop mechanics.
The lack of leveraging length isn’t what I’d call a deal breaker for a tool at this price point; the fact of the matter is that the Trixie is a fairly inexpensive, useful and highly portable tool that doesn’t really have a market rival as far as I can tell (unless you count the $122 EAI Super Track) and I applaud Pedro’s for working to develop very specific types of products geared towards very specific types of riders. Say what you will about the fixed gear bicycle boom, but for every piece of garbage that has come out as a result there have been quite a few gems that perhaps wouldn’t have seen the light of day otherwise.
From a corporate perspective; In the literature that accompanied the Trixie, Pedro’s used at least as much space promoting the bicycle as a viable and positive means of transportation as they do promoting their products. Their commitment to the environment (especially for a company that makes as many cleaning / care products as they do) and their attention to the changing needs of a wide variety of cyclists makes them a company that I’m proud to support.
My overall impression of the Trixie; if you’re at home and / or have access to shop tools you may be better off using them but if you’re on the road, traveling or otherwise and you need a quick fix the Trixie is a great little friend to have on your side and I’ve happily placed mine in my ReLoad Roll-Up along side all my other portable favorites.
Concept: 4.5/5
I think that Pedro’s has used the limited space they have on the Trixie well and have included several useful features in one small package. Opening up the 15mm box might be nice to allow for pedal wrenching but I find closed boxes tend to work better when you have limited leverage so I guess it’s a fair trade.
Usability: 4/5
I found it easy to use and just thick enough to not feel like it was slicing through my hand under pressure. A longer handle would provide more leverage for serious wrenching but again, at the cost of portability I think it’s a fair trade.
Durability: tba
Time will tell, of course; the sample that I was sent hadn’t yet been heat treated (as production models will be) and I was able to put a little bend in it while reefing on an overly tight lockring (I am much man, after all) but I’d estimate that the beefy little tool made of heat treated steel will hold up to just about anything most of us will throw at it. The steel still felt very hard and I don’t get the impression that the purchase points will get “mushy” as some cheaper quality tools tend to under repeated use.
Edit: In conversation with Dan, Curbside’s head mechanic earlier today, he mentioned that Pedro’s tools are extremely, extremely tough and will stand up to a great deal of abuse. Some say that their hardening process is superior even to that of Park Tools which have a reputation for being pretty tough sumana*****es!
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heck yeah, sold.
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Are the wing-bolts intended to be used to mount the tool to a set of water bottle cage mounts?
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I can't wait for this tool to come out.
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Good beer choice. Ever try their Wit beer? Is awesome
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Good beer choice. Ever try their Wit beer? Is awesome
no, and thats one more reason i need to get back to that neck of the woods.
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Wat up LCBO.
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Wat up LCBO.
theyre in for a busy day tomorrow.
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Okay I posted on a local forum frequented by employees of several local bike shops. One gentleman was kind enough to tell me that on the "Pedro's Ordering List" these are simply marked "out of stock - expected in January"

I still have not received a response from Pedros yet. If I hear anything else I'll pass it along because I know we are all full of WANT for this magnificent beast of a tool.
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I was waiting for the Park SS-15 to come out, but it looks like I might opt for the Trixie instead. It gives me the option of a lockring wrench just in case. No one lists the length of the Trixie. I am wondering how long it is. The SS-15 is listed as 7" long. The Jethro Tule is only 5" long I think.

Park SS-15:
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