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Cool Tool bicycle tool 40748

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Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #90 on: November 11, 2010, 06:00:21 PM »
Welcome aboard mate :tu:

It is still by far the best cycle too out there imo :)

Give in, buy several Farmer's!!!!!!
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Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #91 on: November 12, 2010, 03:12:32 AM »
It sure does seem to have a lot of fans out there :)

In order to be certain of having the right tool for every job.........one must first acquire a lot of tools
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Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #92 on: November 12, 2010, 06:18:33 PM »
I once almost lost mine to airport security and had to risk missing the flight to put it somewhere safe.

Same thing happened to me when I flew to Canada a couple of years ago (boy, were my arms tired!).
I was stopped at the security check and was told I couldn't board the plane with it (is it possible to do any physical damage with a Cooltool?).
I had to rush round like a fool, eventually finding somewhere that sold envelopes and I posted it back home before catching my flight.

Thanks for the welcome btw.
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Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #93 on: November 12, 2010, 08:59:06 PM »
I once almost lost mine to airport security and had to risk missing the flight to put it somewhere safe.

Same thing happened to me when I flew to Canada a couple of years ago (boy, were my arms tired!).
I was stopped at the security check and was told I couldn't board the plane with it (is it possible to do any physical damage with a Cooltool?).
I had to rush round like a fool, eventually finding somewhere that sold envelopes and I posted it back home before catching my flight.

Thanks for the welcome btw.

 :twak:  I do the bad puns round here.

But you're new so I'll forgive you :P

At least you managed to get it home without having to sacrifice it to the security theatre :tu:

and welcome to the forum  :cheers:

I'm not taking any more mod orders at present, sorry.
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Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #94 on: November 12, 2010, 11:59:27 PM »
I once almost lost mine to airport security and had to risk missing the flight to put it somewhere safe.

Same thing happened to me when I flew to Canada a couple of years ago (boy, were my arms tired!).
I was stopped at the security check and was told I couldn't board the plane with it (is it possible to do any physical damage with a Cooltool?).
I had to rush round like a fool, eventually finding somewhere that sold envelopes and I posted it back home before catching my flight.

Thanks for the welcome btw.

 :doh:

 :D :D

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Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #95 on: November 13, 2010, 01:30:54 AM »
Wow, old thread!  Yes, I still have mine from the 90s, before they started providing the 8mm allen key adapter.  I don't ride much these days but my cool tool is still in my tool bag for all riding...  Where else can you get an adjustable cone wrench!?

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Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #96 on: December 10, 2011, 07:55:37 PM »
Since seeing this http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,33521.0.html I thought I'd search on here a bit more and found this. http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,27987.0.html
So add this here.
I'd seen one on ebay but missed it, same style as the one in the link above, it went for just under £10+P&P and didn't have a pouch. Another seller had some accessories for the Cool Tool, four types of spanner/wrench sizes, see attached. The one I got has a different pouch, single sided socket and no double ended bit. Are they rare then :think: well here's mine.
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And the pouch.
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Any good :pok: I just thought it was an interesting tool, I paid £4.70 including P&P, here. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200675025179#ht_500wt_1076 :tu:
Hope this is okay, keeps it all merged ish :tu:

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Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #97 on: May 01, 2013, 04:56:59 PM »
Hi there - I joined the forum specifically to give a bit more info on this tool. I bought my Gerbers one in the mid-nineties, and since then seem to have lost a couple and gained four (basically I buy them whenever I see them cheap!).

As far as I remember when I bought it at the time there were the following accessories:

These all fitted in the wrench jaws:
32mm headset adapter*
36mm headset adapter*
40mm headset adapter
C-spanner bottom bracket adapter

Loose:
2mm allen key*
Neoprene pouch with velcro to attach to frame (pictured elsewhere on this thread)*

*means I own them (the others I've seen for sale at various times on eBay etc.)

In the UK the pouch was sold separately, but was free if you bought the tool.

Attached is the picture from the back of the shopcard that lists all the functions
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,366 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #98 on: May 01, 2013, 06:10:56 PM »
Thanks for the info!

Def

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Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #99 on: May 01, 2013, 06:45:37 PM »
Excellent info, thanks soapytwist. :cheers:

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,366 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #100 on: May 01, 2013, 10:45:49 PM »
This is exactly what this site is for- there are bits and pieces of info about tools like this all over the web, but no comprehensive information in one place, other than here.

I love that every now and then this thread gets bumped with another piece of the puzzle!

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
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Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #101 on: May 01, 2013, 10:50:57 PM »
Well I guess I'm cool too!!

Knew I had one and so went looking...

Mine, like most of the others was purchased back in the early nineties. I don't recall how much, but I'm pretty certain it wasn't particulary cheap as I suffered buyers remorse almost immediately. Tried to return it but was told I could only have a credit note as the tool was being returned with no faults - needless to say I took it back home and threw it in the bike box. Where it has ramained until this very day.
Mine came in the neoprene case with velcro straps for the seat tube.

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,366 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #102 on: May 01, 2013, 11:08:17 PM »
Let me know if you should wish to trade or sell that one then.  As with many members here I have a certain amount of interest in the oddballs!  :D

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
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Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #103 on: May 01, 2013, 11:43:39 PM »
Let me know if you should wish to trade or sell that one then.  As with many members here I have a certain amount of interest in the oddballs!  :D

Def

I'll keep that in mind Def  :salute:

I don't claim to know it all, but what I do know is right.
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Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #104 on: May 02, 2013, 06:54:23 AM »
Here is a slightly different bicycle tool I picked up several years ago.The sheath is used as a handle when using it as a wrench.The pommel end can be used to tune spokes.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,366 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #105 on: May 02, 2013, 11:42:59 AM »
I believe that is a Weske Bicycle Wrench.   :tu:

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Point Of No Return Posts: 31,881 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #106 on: May 05, 2013, 11:53:59 AM »
KNIFE WRENCH!

Scrubs

"practical and safe". :D

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Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #107 on: May 11, 2013, 03:08:39 PM »
I hadn't realised the Cool Tool was rare, maybe I should treat mine a bit better and keep all its bits in one place!
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,366 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #108 on: May 11, 2013, 05:13:12 PM »
My place is available for storage if you need it!  :D

Def

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Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
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Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #109 on: May 14, 2013, 10:23:56 PM »
haha, you're not having it!
It's mostly all together, I keep the wrench bit with the screwdrivers for when I actually get round to cycling anywhere - basically limited to summer haircuts as I can't carry enough shopping to make it worthwhile and I'm a bit of a pansy so winter is out!

The little adaptor from small hex to big hex is kept in my little grab pouch of screwdriver/socket things at work, it's hard to get easily pocketable 10mm hex keys.
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,366 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #110 on: May 14, 2013, 10:48:33 PM »
Can't blame a guy for trying!  :D

Def

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Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
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Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #111 on: July 15, 2013, 04:56:54 AM »
I used to have a Cool Tool back when I was riding every day.  I don't know what ever happened to it...

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,366 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #112 on: July 15, 2013, 12:39:25 PM »
I imagine more than a few Cool Tools have ended up that way.  It's too bad these were never recognized as being as iconic as they obviously were when they were still in production.  Perhaps they'd still be around today, or have a modern day evolved version.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
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Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #113 on: November 11, 2014, 01:27:56 PM »
I thought I´d take a break from the usual thread derailing today and do some Necro-Posting instead.

Does by any chance anybody know what thread size/pitch the chain tool bolt uses? I have acquired a Cool Tool and would like to put it to (test) service. The mentioned bolt wont thread in smoothly and I´d rather not damege the threads, so I´d like to re-cut the thread before any further playing around.


Pictures to come.
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Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #114 on: November 11, 2014, 02:31:28 PM »
As hex fasteners became the norm, and bolts became scarce on bicycles, so there became less and less reason to carry around the majority of the Cool-Tool, as most of that weight was dedicated to a now redundant purpose.
IMO they seem to be produced to inferior standards too, and the execution is lacking since it jangles around with all those lose pointy bits. A modern bike multi is far better.

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Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #115 on: August 20, 2015, 02:14:43 PM »
Nice pictures.
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Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #116 on: August 20, 2015, 02:19:40 PM »
I'd expect the TSA to be more relaxed about a cool tool nowadays.
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Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #117 on: June 01, 2020, 06:41:23 AM »
Yes, I have been ride bicycle, but I am not interested in cycling.
So why do I have such a thing?
I'm a collector, just like you. ( ‘-^ )b





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Re: Cool Tool bicycle tool
« Reply #118 on: June 01, 2020, 01:51:59 PM »
A multi tool with large set of accessories.  This was indeed a cool tool. I wonder if Bob has all the additional pieces? Thank you for sharing this additional info hiraboo.

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