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  1. #1
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    Show off your tool

    Carry over from the Padded Room thread.
    Whatís your favorite bike tool?


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    angle grinder


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    Besides the comet that killed the dinosaurs nothing has destroyed a species faster than entitled white people.-ajp

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    Lezyne Travel Floor Pump. Was a gift several years ago. Fits nicely in my DH gear bag. Every time I pack it Iím grateful that it lays nice and flat.

    https://www.jensonusa.com/Lezyne-CNC...MaAgJQEALw_wcB
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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    Lezyne Travel Floor Pump. Was a gift several years ago. Fits nicely in my DH gear bag. Every time I pack it Iím grateful that it lays nice and flat.

    https://www.jensonusa.com/Lezyne-CNC...MaAgJQEALw_wcB
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    Has it held up well? I go through pumps like popcorn. Would love a good solution.

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    All the ones I don't have to use.

    The blackburn floor pump has been reliable and that gets used almost every ride.

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    Micro ratchet and hex bits. I'm not sure how I lived without these.

    https://www.amazon.com/ARES-70040-1-...NsaWNrPXRydWU=

    hex bit set metric

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    I bought one of these probably 20+ years ago. Still carry it. I did add add a Bontrager multi-tool to my pack for more hex and screwdriver sizes, but could probably live with just this.

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    Favorite Bike Tool - Park Headset Press. It just works so damn well, plus it's cool as shit, super well made, and when I got it many years ago I no longer had to use my ghetto press made from a bunch of washers, a long bolt, and a tightening nut. Heavenly.

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    Close second is the Park Headset Crown Race setter, cause you get to smash something with a hammer while using it.

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    when I rode a fixie for my commute, this was the best thing ever


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    Pedros L Bend Hex Wrenches
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    Great feel, great price, great fit in bolt heads and they donít round out or wear out.


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    I have that same set! 10+ years old and still going strong.

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    1. Buy bike specific hex wrench set.
    2. Throw away 10mm wrench because itíll never get used and weighs as much as the rest of the set.
    3. Why do they always include the 10mm and 1.5mm? Because they donít actually make it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by beece View Post
    Has it held up well? I go through pumps like popcorn. Would love a good solution.
    In general, I think Lezyne puts way more emphasis on the shiny marketing side of things. That said, it pumps good. But this is small and a little awkward as a daily driver. Good compromise for the road. I had one of these laying around and put it on because I ducking hate thread on chucks. LEZYNE Speed Chuck Adapter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005X7AGRC..._1cz1DbTYJD6RQ


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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    Throw away 10mm wrench because itíll never get used and weighs as much as the rest of the set.
    Send the 10 to me I was just about to go buy one as I have a front hub that unscrews with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    1. Buy bike specific hex wrench set.
    2. Throw away 10mm wrench because itíll never get used and weighs as much as the rest of the set.
    3. Why do they always include the 10mm and 1.5mm? Because they donít actually make it.


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    IĎve had a few 10mm pivot bolts and the 1.5 is sometimes necessary for tiny grub screws


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    Quote Originally Posted by GiBo View Post
    I bought one of these probably 20+ years ago. Still carry it. I did add add a Bontrager multi-tool to my pack for more hex and screwdriver sizes, but could probably live with just this.
    I have that same tool still too. It's now part of my touring bike tool kit -- except I don't carry the crank bolt socket any more.
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    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joetron View Post
    Pedros L Bend Hex Wrenches
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    Great feel, great price, great fit in bolt heads and they donít round out or wear out.


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    I have an older version of these and would be unable to function without them. I have L sets also but these will change your life:

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    I love my EDC. Durability remains to be seen, but having nearly every tool I need stuffed into a thing I'm already carrying (pump) is awesome.

    I also love my 15mm Park cone wrench. It hasn't been used as a cone wrench in a while, but it's a decent light and compact pedal wrench, and the rubberized handle is great when padded leverage is required.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plugboots View Post
    Send the 10 to me I was just about to go buy one as I have a front hub that unscrews with it.
    PM me. Iíll gladly drop one in the mail.


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    When I worked in the bike shop at a ski area for summer operations, this.

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    30 Bridgestone MB-3s, no trails to speak of, just the rocky as fuck scree filled service roads. I changed a LOT of tubes.

    People would get down from a lap with 2 flats and want to keep riding. I charged them $ 2.00 per new tube and sent them on their way and then patched the snake bit tubes and put them back in the pile for the next time.

    I was making more fixing tubes than I was as the shop manager/mechanic.
    Ooof!

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    How did you use a tampon to change tires?
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    Digital shock pump and topeak digital pressure gauge for the tires. Honestly couldnít live with out them...

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    Definitely not essential, and I'm no hardcore bike mechanic like some of you, but I was amazed how nice it was to have a decent bike stand to work on the family's rides. Picked up a PCS-4 with a bunch of other tools from a guy giving up the sport, and I just love that clamp.
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    https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5048-2...SABEgJA4PD_BwE

    yeah they are not essential but you use them pretty much every time you work on your bike which might make them your best tool ?

    I got one of these ^^ and a wheel truing stand for pretty cheap cuz the bike store was going under, so I gave the owner a wad of cash which he put in his pocket

    I hardly ever use the Park wheel truing stand
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    Yup. When I first looked at the stands and the price at near 5 c-notes, I thought no way. Then I got mine 2nd hand for 2 hundred. After a couple uses, I think if I had to do it again, that retail price isn't so bad seeing as how seldom they show up in the classifieds.

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