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    Inexplicable bike products

    Thought there was a thread for this already, but couldn't find it...

    This showed up in a Facebook ad:

    https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/pro...45038&caslid=0

    $91 so you can spin a crank? Why not just thread in a pedal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    $91 so you can spin a crank? Why not just thread in a pedal?
    Even for a shop, you could replace the $13 Park Tool one 7 times over before the one pays for its self.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Hubbs View Post
    Even for a shop, you could replace the $13 Park Tool one 7 times over before the one pays for its self.
    But this one is so blingy... next must have.

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    That's sort of the equivalent of the Park Tool TP-2 (toilet paper holder). I forget how much those things cost, but they weren't cheap.

    You don't buy it because it's logical. You buy it because you want it, and you want people to know you have it.

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    Our shop use to put plastic pedals on all our floor models. We bought a closeout case (1000?) of cheap plastic pedals for $0.82/ pair wholesale.
    Never really use that tool to build/tune a new bike, just slapped a pair of pedals on the bikes.

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    Next product: for a mere $199, you can view your tire pressure in real time on a smart phone:

    https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/pro...45038&caslid=0
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    That pedal spinner is ridiculous....who is buying that?

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    Honestly, those tools are super helpful. I helped manage a demo fleet for our employees last year, ~40 high end road and MTB's. We did not have any pedals for the demos (helped weed out the beaters) but whenever the bikes needed to be checked in and ran through, I used the park version of that. Its great, faster to install than a pedal, more ergonomic for turning the cranks, actually one of those tools you never thought you'd need until you had one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    Next product: for a mere $199, you can view your tire pressure in real time on a smart phone:

    https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/pro...45038&caslid=0
    No way for $200, but could see people renting them.

    I kinda want to rent one of the shockwiz just to see what the numbers put out vs feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phall View Post
    Honestly, those tools are super helpful. I helped manage a demo fleet for our employees last year, ~40 high end road and MTB's. We did not have any pedals for the demos (helped weed out the beaters) but whenever the bikes needed to be checked in and ran through, I used the park version of that. Its great, faster to install than a pedal, more ergonomic for turning the cranks, actually one of those tools you never thought you'd need until you had one.
    Yeah, but the Park tool is $12.95.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toast2266 View Post
    That's sort of the equivalent of the Park Tool TP-2 (toilet paper holder). I forget how much those things cost, but they weren't cheap.
    $13 bucks? Pretty sweet deal compared to the Enduro version!
    https://www.jensonusa.com/Park-Tool-...BoCibwQAvD_BwE
    Quote Originally Posted by Phall View Post
    Honestly, those tools are super helpful. .....one of those tools you never thought you'd need until you had one.
    Good to know. Though, I rarely tune my drivetrain except out on the trail when its acting up. And If I did do it at home, I don't see pulling the pedals first. Seems very New-Build or Demo-Fleet specific in its utility.
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    https://www.jensonusa.com/Industry-N...stix-Fox-Boost
    Is it just me, or do other people think that the $150 i9 thru bolt tool thing is ridiculous? It would make more sense to me if it was just a regular thru bolt with anodized colors and no tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    https://www.jensonusa.com/Industry-N...stix-Fox-Boost
    Is it just me, or do other people think that the $150 i9 thru bolt tool thing is ridiculous? It would make more sense to me if it was just a regular thru bolt with anodized colors and no tool.
    Yeah, all of these hidden mount trail tools are junk. What if you need that tool to readjust your front disc caliper? And the one that requires a special tool to tap the headset? WTF? So dumb.

    FFS, just get a little tool bag that can strap onto your frame, or throw a tool in a pocket. It's not that hard boys and girls!

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    Thought there was a thread for this already, but couldn't find it...

    This showed up in a Facebook ad:

    https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/pro...45038&caslid=0

    $91 so you can spin a crank? Why not just thread in a pedal?
    And I assume it only fits one side of the bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    https://www.jensonusa.com/Industry-N...stix-Fox-Boost
    Is it just me, or do other people think that the $150 i9 thru bolt tool thing is ridiculous? It would make more sense to me if it was just a regular thru bolt with anodized colors and no tool.
    I've got one (I got it for free, I didn't pay $150) and it's nice to have, but it's a chore to use and so I can probably count the number of times I've used it on one hand. Even when I need it, I usually just take my multi-tool out of my pack because it's easier and has what I need.

    I'm also 99% sure they stopped making them, since they didn't sell that many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Name Redacted View Post
    And I assume it only fits one side of the bike?
    no one is spinning the left side when working on a drivetrain

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalisto View Post
    no one is spinning the left side when working on a drivetrain
    Yeah, but what if I'm dialing in the rear brake?

    No shit they aren't

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalisto View Post
    no one is spinning the left side when working on a drivetrain
    What if I'm working on a tandem and I really want to look closely at the timing chain?
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    Park DP-1 is friction fit, works for either side

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    Here's another: from Topeak, $59.95 to hang your bike from the front wheel:

    https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/pro...45038&caslid=0


    Or accomplish the same at Harbor Freight for $1.99:

    https://www.harborfreight.com/hardwa...ook-47751.html
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
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    yeah i'm a harbour freight kinda guy

    I think I would just turn a crank with my hand or stick a pencil or a piece of wood or even a screwdriver thru the hole
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    Anyone remember the (if I remember correctly) $300 Campy corkscrew?
    Quote Originally Posted by Jer View Post
    After the first three seconds, Corbet's is really pretty average.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Malcolm View Post
    I mean, it's not your fault. They say talent skips a generation.
    But hey, I'm sure your kids will be sharp as tacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roxtar View Post
    Anyone remember the (if I remember correctly) $300 Campy corkscrew?
    Yes! IIRC it was bench mounted, giant heavy metal thing. Brass?
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
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    Yup, that was it
    Quote Originally Posted by Jer View Post
    After the first three seconds, Corbet's is really pretty average.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Malcolm View Post
    I mean, it's not your fault. They say talent skips a generation.
    But hey, I'm sure your kids will be sharp as tacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    Here's another: from Topeak, $59.95 to hang your bike from the front wheel:

    https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/pro...45038&caslid=0


    Or accomplish the same at Harbor Freight for $1.99:

    https://www.harborfreight.com/hardwa...ook-47751.html
    I bought a bunch of the stupid blue Park Tool bike hooks and the covering wore off in a few months and began to scratch the shit out of the rims. The $1.99 hardware store hooks are far superior are 1/3 of the price.

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