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Anyone going to get one of these fancy u-lock wrench dealies?

Old 04-29-10, 09:13 PM
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Anyone going to get one of these fancy u-lock wrench dealies?



Looks pretty handy and smaller than my nubby wrench.
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Wow 35 bucks for just a socket?
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Yup. That price sucks.
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Looks pretty handy and smaller than my nubby wrench.[/QUOTE]

don't really need it -- box end is cheaper, and just got a trixie tool which has it built in. which reminds me -- how come every bike tool has a bottle opener built in? is that really necessary? like you couldn't just use the edge of the wrench, or any other hard metal tool? those sharp edges make me worried it'll poke through my bag.

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Old 04-29-10, 09:41 PM
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Bottle opener is unnecessary. Miller High Life twists off.
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This works for me:
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla
Bottle opener is unnecessary. Miller High Life twists off.
Pbr doesnt...
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla
Bottle opener is unnecessary. Miller High Life twists off.
Poland Springs seltzer does too. Sometimes I want to start drinking again just so I can pop off bottle tops with a lighter.
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I think it's a cool idea as a emergency backup deal. There were several times when I would leave the house with only a U-mini in my back pocket. $15, maybe. $35, I'm not sure. I don't think it solves $35 worth of problems for most people.


This is what I use:


$13 and it has a lifetime, no questions asked warranty. I change gears several times day at the track. The ratchet makes things just a little bit easier.
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Originally Posted by shortshorts
Also...

Notice how the guy is using two hands. The lever is so far away from the bolt that it will probably try to twist off...even while holding it with 2 hands. So much for using your free hand to hold the wheel when setting the chain tension.
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Originally Posted by carleton
This is what I use:


$13 and it has a lifetime, no questions asked warranty. I change gears several times day at the track. The ratchet makes things just a little bit easier.
yes! ratcheting box ends are so cool. i'm definitely upgrading to a set of those when i get my next (motor)bike.
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Originally Posted by shubonker
Pbr doesnt...
Around here it does.
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Originally Posted by carleton
Also...

Notice how the guy is using two hands. The lever is so far away from the bolt that it will probably try to twist off...even while holding it with 2 hands. So much for using your free hand to hold the wheel when setting the chain tension.
great point...

i just take a trixie w/ me.
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Woah that's pretty clever

But $35 is a tad bit excessive when I can buy a used 15mm wrench for $1 tops at garage sales and flea markets

On the other hand we should suggest this to kryptonite or on guard so they can make it standard.
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Originally Posted by happypills
Woah that's pretty clever

But $35 is a tad bit excessive when I can buy a used 15mm wrench for $1 tops at garage sales and flea markets

On the other hand we should suggest this to kryptonite or on guard so they can make it standard.
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Originally Posted by happypills
Woah that's pretty clever

But $35 is a tad bit excessive when I can buy a used 15mm wrench for $1 tops at garage sales and flea markets

On the other hand we should suggest this to kryptonite or on guard so they can make it standard.
Oh yea, that's exactly what we want, a more expensive Kryptonite lock with a quite useless socket...
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Originally Posted by Vixtor
Oh yea, that's exactly what we want, a more expensive Kryptonite lock with a quite useless socket...
Well ingersoll rand (conglomerate who owns krypto) can manage to do it with only some minimal tweeks to the current evo design.... just imagine the metal casing closest to the lock shackle (black non orange rubber covered side) being elongated a bit and then a socket hole CNC'd into it instead of the current circle that is plugged with black rubber.... this feature could come with the next generation around the same price as the current evo's whose price would fall

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I'm not sure if the price would drop, they might even buy the patten of that socket and introduce a new line of locks with a socket for the fixed gear riders. Price might go higher for the "improved" feature of the new generation of Kryptonite locks.
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Originally Posted by Vixtor
I'm not sure if the price would drop, they might even buy the patten of that socket and introduce a new line of locks with a socket for the fixed gear riders. Price might go higher for the "improved" feature of the new generation of Kryptonite locks.
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