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  1. #851
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    I have two of the full size in-pump versions, and I really don’t like them. Takes too long to re-assemble the tire-lever-tool-holder thing while other people are waiting, imo. Now I keep that tool carrier filled with tire bacon, some thc 5mb tabs, a little cash, and the c02.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Barron DeJong View Post
    Just because there could easily be confusion, that Pro Bike Tools wrench is not from the Shimano owned brand; it’s a different company.

    This is the Shimano owned one:

    https://www.pro-bikegear.com/us/tool.../torque-wrench

    I don’t have experience with either.
    Yes, I have the Shimano one, not Pro Bike Tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    I have two of the full size in-pump versions, and I really don’t like them. Takes too long to re-assemble the tire-lever-tool-holder thing while other people are waiting, imo. Now I keep that tool carrier filled with tire bacon, some thc 5mb tabs, a little cash, and the c02.
    The OneUp carrier is definitely a bit more fiddly than, say, Specialized SWAT, but it has more in-a-pinch tools: chain breaker, tire lever, spare quick link, quick link pliers (optional for full length), bacon jabber & bacon strips. I mean, when I removed the SWAT from my Levo I discovered it does have a chain breaker, but it requires you to fully remove the whole damn thing from your steerer tube. Ditto for the spare quick link.

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    As a backup, I have a chain tool and other assorted bits in my handlebars (Wolftooth) but again, a little too fiddly when I just need a 4mm to change saddle position or something. (Sometimes I just keep a 4mm in my pocket).
    I have Wolftooth chain pliers and extra master links in my super-micro saddle bag, along with real tire levers, some zip-ties, and a little patch kit box of assorted nuts, bolts, valves, cleats, cleat bolts, brake pads, pad pins, and a UDH hanger.
    And a space blanket in the lowest portion of the steer tube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    my super-micro saddle bag
    Do tell. Sounds like you are putting some cool shit in there... What is it?

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    My full size EDC is one of my favorite bike accessories. IDK your needs on the mini, but the full size with tire plug attachment, and quick link tool is excellent.

    Edit: Apparently got on this late, your reasoning is sound carry on.
    Last edited by Yukonrider; 11-27-2023 at 10:07 AM.
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    Agree with Yukon - I have an EDC in the steerer of my two mtb bikes and I find the multi tool both easy to access and easy to put back. Can pull it out, use it, and put it back in and go in seconds.

    And the quickly deployed bacon strip tool has saved my ride/race before. I also have the small oneup pump on each of these bikes with a co2 inside. On my gravel bike I have the long pump so I have the EDC in there.

    You still have to bring a tube of course. And the “tire lever” of the EDC tool looks like something I would snap in half within 5 seconds of use but I suck at pulling off tubeless tires so someone with great technique could maybe get away with it. I end up putting two good levers in the wrap with the tube.

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    Are the Wera Torx sets (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...GGSPGCEDX&th=1) as life-changing as their Hex Plus sets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannynoonan View Post
    Do tell. Sounds like you are putting some cool shit in there... What is it?
    It’s this lizard skinz micro Cache saddle bag. It actually cinches up really tight to the saddle with an extra Velcro strap though the rails. I Can get away with it a little easier as I have a really long inseam for my height, so I am running a 210mm post on a medium frame. That said, I have never once had it hit the tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Are the Wera Torx sets (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...GGSPGCEDX&th=1) as life-changing as their Hex Plus sets?
    Not life changing, but very German/nice. Worth the price compared to $20 craftsman sets etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by powcom View Post
    Not life changing, but very German/nice. Worth the price compared to $20 craftsman sets etc
    Absolutely worth picking up a set. Agreed. But unlike the hex wrenches, the tech is the same as the competition, it's just that the quality is better.

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    Here is the kit (it could actually fit a few more small things)Click image for larger version. 

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    Note that I have 3" of post sticking out of the frame
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    726mm from center of BB to saddle rails fully extended (I'm 5' 8")
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    BTW, if you're doing the seat-bag-with-dropper-post thing, you might want to consider one of these from Wolf Tooth to avoid pinching/jamming the strap:

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    Yup, I am doing exactly that, cutting off the post strap, and using two cinching Velcro straps (which are always handy).
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    SpeedSleev is another good option for a saddle bag without the post strap. I think I have the Ranger OG small or medium.

    https://speedsleev.com/collections/saddle-bags

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    SILCA is having a sale. I’m thinking of grabbing a chuck or two to use with corded and cordless inflators.

    Anybody have this one? $35 right now.

    https://silca.cc/products/hiro-side-...UaAvCqEALw_wcB

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    Quote Originally Posted by EWG View Post
    SILCA is having a sale. I’m thinking of grabbing a chuck or two to use with corded and cordless inflators.

    Anybody have this one? $35 right now.

    https://silca.cc/products/hiro-side-...UaAvCqEALw_wcB
    In my opinion these are the best fun the biz.
    I have this head on my Bosch hand held electronics pump, my air compressor, and on one of my Lezyne floor pumps.
    I would pay $40-$50 for these all day, great price at $35. I bought my 3rd last year during their sale.

    The male threads on the hose attachment end are Schrader threads, so it threads into other pumps well.
    If you're not sure if it will be compatible with your application, or want a slip fit/barbed fitting, add this adapter for only $6:
    https://silca.cc/products/thread-on-...39461257838690

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    Quote Originally Posted by EWG View Post
    SILCA is having a sale. I’m thinking of grabbing a chuck or two to use with corded and cordless inflators.

    Anybody have this one? $35 right now.

    https://silca.cc/products/hiro-side-...UaAvCqEALw_wcB
    Jump! I've got the Hirame version. Paid full price and have never regretted the purchase.

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    Tool Time

    Does the side locking lever conflict with the spokes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EWG View Post
    Does the side locking lever conflict with the spokes?
    Not really, It does not need to be opened to 90*.
    I open the lever to 30*-45* slip it on, and pinch it closed.
    The knurled ring is adjustable, it can spin to compress the red gasket, adjusting how tight the gasket slides over the valve.
    It's fast and easy, no faffing between spokes.

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    Nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by NuMexJoe View Post
    Jump! I've got the Hirame version. Paid full price and have never regretted the purchase.
    I paid nearly full price too and don't regret it. It lives on the end of my Milwaukee 12V inflator for a really amazing combo.
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    Thanks for the heads up. Adding to the cart now. What’s the best way to attach it to a basic floor pump with a plastic quick release head (silca Terra, serfas, joe blow, etc)? I’m guessing either attach the Hiro to the Schrader fitting on the pump, thus having two heads, or remove and use the barb adapter with a hose clamp.
    Edit: looks like barb fitting into the original hose is most common. Hose clamp not needed n most cases.

    Also, what’s the difference between the one on sale for $35 and the full price one for $70. They appear to be identical, but the full price option says carbon steel. Both stated to be full metal construction.
    Last edited by g_man80; 01-18-2024 at 11:38 AM.

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