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The Cool Tool is still cool 4437

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The Cool Tool is still cool
« on: May 12, 2011, 04:33:16 PM »
The Cool Tool was one of the first bicycle specific multitools that offered more than just multiple spanners on a singe handle.   These pictures are of my Cool Tool purchased in the mid 1990's.  I pulled it out of my seat bag after years of neglect because I am getting back into bicycling after neglecting my health for years. 

Like my bike it has some surface corrosion, but is still functionally sound.  There are newer bicycle multitools available now that offer more variety at a lower weight, but this one will remain in my seat bag.  It covered several thousand miles of road with me.  It wasn't necessary to pull it out often, but it served me well when it was needed. I'm confident it is still up to the task.
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It has an adjustable wrench with thinned jaws to fit into tight spaces, 4,5 and 6 mm hex wrenches, 3/8 socket, phillips driver, chain breaker and a spoke wrench. The jaws of the wrench could be used as tire levers if necessary, but they would mar the rims.






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Re: The Cool Tool is still cool
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011, 04:53:09 PM »
Very cool
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Re: The Cool Tool is still cool
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2011, 05:31:23 PM »
Nice tool, I'd still carry one if the way mountain bikes are put together hadn't changed so much since these where common.

I wonder do you have an original pouch to go with it?

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Re: The Cool Tool is still cool
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2011, 06:44:22 PM »
I understand what you mean.  The newer bikes use a greater variety of fasteners.

Mine didn't come with a pouch, so it is a small Eclipse pouch that I picked up later.

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Re: The Cool Tool is still cool
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2011, 09:49:16 PM »
I was looking at my Cool Tool the other day and of course wundered how many other uses for the tool except bicycles?

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Re: The Cool Tool is still cool
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2011, 12:27:17 AM »
I was looking at my Cool Tool the other day and of course wundered how many other uses for the tool except bicycles?

It'd open beer bottles.  :drink:

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Re: The Cool Tool is still cool
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2011, 03:41:37 AM »
Cool! Looks like you've got one of the originals, before they were taken over by Gerber :)

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Re: The Cool Tool is still cool
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2011, 04:57:40 AM »
I was looking at my Cool Tool the other day and of course wundered how many other uses for the tool except bicycles?

It'd open beer bottles.  :drink:

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Re: The Cool Tool is still cool
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2011, 08:01:03 PM »
More on the Cool Tool here http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,4956.0.html and http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,33521.0.html Hope this is okay, keeps it all merged ish :tu:
« Last Edit: December 10, 2011, 08:04:37 PM by badwolf »

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Re: The Cool Tool is still cool
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2011, 03:26:23 AM »
Okay indeed, thanks! :tu:

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Re: The Cool Tool is still cool
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2011, 09:27:54 PM »
I must look for my old one in my tool box, i threw it in there when the thread striped on it as did carry it in my backpack for ages, they was a very cool tool and i would carry another if one was going cheap cheap  :tu:

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Re: The Cool Tool is still cool
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2011, 11:11:13 PM »
 :tu:


 

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