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Old 04-06-05, 12:02 PM
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Lockring pliers?

Any idea where I can get some decent ones? My hook style tool is crap.
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Old 04-06-05, 12:07 PM
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http://harriscyclery.net/site/itemde...=39&sort=Price

http://www.businesscycles.com/trtool.htm
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Originally Posted by darkmother
Any idea where I can get some decent ones? My hook style tool is crap.
Which one do you have. The modified Hozan form Harris has never failed me and it is much cheaoer than the pliers if memory sreves.
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I just bought the spanner from John at Business Cycles...awesome service and super fast shipping to my APO address...

He's got these:
Hozan Lockring Pliers - For applications where some grunt is necessary - $34.50

http://www.businesscycles.com/trpart.htm
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I have the Hozan pliers. They work great. Good for bottom bracket lockrings too!
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the park lockring wrench sucks. stay away.
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Thanks for all the input guys. I have the park one and it really stinks. Cheap stamped steel crap.
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Never found a lockring plier that I liked, I use a butch wrench thats 1/8" thick mild steel, and when Im really pissed I clamp it in a vice and turn the wheel.

I have had slippage with every other method. including the fancy hinged lockring wrench.

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Butch wrench? What's that?
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