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Best tool for portable bike shop
on: August 10, 2007, 09:23:26 AM
Is there a uber-bike-multitool for bike repairs? I'm open to recommendations. Thanks.


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Re: Best tool for portable bike shop
Reply #1 on: August 10, 2007, 10:36:54 AM
Is there a uber-bike-multitool for bike repairs? I'm open to recommendations. Thanks.
Check out these threads mate :)...

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,1256.0.html

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,238.0.html

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,1997.0.html

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Re: Best tool for portable bike shop
Reply #2 on: August 10, 2007, 01:06:26 PM


Haven't got a Topeak Alien DX myself, but I've heard good things about it. All Topeak stuff seems pretty well made.

Website: http://www.topeak.com/2007/products/tools/aliendx.php

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Re: Best tool for portable bike shop
Reply #3 on: August 10, 2007, 02:11:52 PM
Holy crap!  I like that Alien DX!  It looks like the SwissChamp of bike tools!

Oh well, there goes more money I didn't have anyway...

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Re: Best tool for portable bike shop
Reply #4 on: August 10, 2007, 04:37:44 PM
Welcome to the forums Cipher!!!  Always happy to see fellow cyclists come aboard. The Alien DX is the one bike multi tool that just about crosses over the line from a specialized multi tool  to a general purpose multi.Come visit the Cycle Path sub-forum,and spend some time
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Re: Best tool for portable bike shop
Reply #5 on: August 10, 2007, 05:57:50 PM
Welcome to the forums Cipher!!!  Always happy to see fellow cyclists come aboard. The Alien DX is the one bike multi tool that just about crosses over the line from a specialized multi tool  to a general purpose multi.Come visit the Cycle Path sub-forum,and spend some time
But before you do your gona have to let us know where you stand on the Hub Versus Derailuer front ;D
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Re: Best tool for portable bike shop
Reply #6 on: August 10, 2007, 11:51:51 PM
Did some "bike + multitool" googling and found this: http://www.amazon.com/Blackburn-Toolmanator-Multi-Function-Bike-Tool/dp/B000BNTY5I

What do you think?


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Re: Best tool for portable bike shop
Reply #7 on: August 10, 2007, 11:53:50 PM
I was about a mile away from home yesterday (almost home!) and my chain snapped. Really wished I had that chain tool with me.


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Re: Best tool for portable bike shop
Reply #8 on: August 11, 2007, 12:49:24 AM
That looks like a pretty cool tool as well!  Unfortunately since I haven't got a bike I can't comment on how useful they are, but I am getting a nice collection of bike tools going!

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Re: Best tool for portable bike shop
Reply #9 on: August 11, 2007, 05:58:41 AM
Did some "bike + multitool" googling and found this: http://www.amazon.com/Blackburn-Toolmanator-Multi-Function-Bike-Tool/dp/B000BNTY5I

What do you think?
                I don't have any hands on experience with that particular tool..but I know that anything from Blackburn is top shelf gear.
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Re: Best tool for portable bike shop
Reply #10 on: August 11, 2007, 11:46:33 PM
Did some "bike + multitool" googling and found this: http://www.amazon.com/Blackburn-Toolmanator-Multi-Function-Bike-Tool/dp/B000BNTY5I

What do you think?
                I don't have any hands on experience with that particular tool..but I know that anything from Blackburn is top shelf gear.

I don't know whether the Toolmanator is any good, but I sure think the name sounds impressive.  :)
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Re: Best tool for portable bike shop
Reply #11 on: August 12, 2007, 12:25:28 AM
Yes, let's hope it isn't one of those times where they put more effort into the name than the tool itself!

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