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    Senior Member Stan's Avatar
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    Multitool for a road bike?

    Recommendations for a minimilist tool please, must have chain tool and fit nicely in a jersey pocket.

    Preferable avaialble from CRC / wiggle as I have vouchers.

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    I have Crank Bros 17 Multi tools I got for 15 from Sportpursuit back along.

    It does everything a tool should do, but is actually quite heavy compared to something link the Bontrager Roll bar I also have but then you have to carry a micro chain splitter as well.

    The cranks bros also has a rubber cover which stops it jumping up and down in a jersey pocket...I lost mine when I had to use it at a race and in the spaz like hurry didn't get it back in my pocket :-(




    I would also like to add, if you use different tools for Mountain Bike and Road bike then you really need some mental health help / to give some money to charity
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    My Lezyne one is spiffing. Can't remember what model it is but i's small, light & works well.

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    + 1 for the CB 19. TBH, I have two multitools. One lives, permanently, in my work/commuter bag, the CB 19 gets packed in the Camelbak or jersey pocket depending on the type of ride I'm going on.

    Er, Stan, do sommat with that avatar. This is a local forum for local people, we'll have none of that southern homoeroticism here.

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    It comes with a neoprene cover which provides a very sensible safety message:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobby View Post
    It comes with a neoprene cover which provides a very sensible safety message:

    Thats a co-incidence - my avatar came with exactly the same warning.

    Anyway - is that a V10 Nobby - I have been looking at those....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Greenville View Post
    Er, Stan, do sommat with that avatar.
    It is amazing what one can do with an iphone and a full length mirror eh....

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    I also have the Crank Bros one, I have no strong feelings on this product. It's minimal and does the job.

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    Ah no thanks, its 73g heavier than the Lezyne V10 and has unnecessary tools for a road bike

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    As if that matters, I carry mine in the support car ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan View Post
    It is amazing what one can do with an iphone and a full length mirror eh....
    That's as may be but can you imagine the grief you'll get from him when DT finds out you got a snap of him without his permission...

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    I've got one of the Lezyne stainless jobbies. Not had to use it much but it's nice and light and the chain tool does it's job well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan View Post
    It is amazing what one can do with an iphone and a full length mirror eh....
    Why don't you do it, then. We could all do with a laugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alx View Post
    I've got one of the Lezyne stainless jobbies. Not had to use it much but it's nice and light and the chain tool does it's job well.

    Well that pretty much seals it as the one to have, eh Alx

    *toddles off to CRC*

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    Stan have you ever snapped a chain ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalesman View Post
    Stan have you ever snapped a chain ?
    If he uses SRAM chains he will have done...
    :/

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    I've only ever snapped Shimano :-/

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    KMC, Shimano, SRAM, Wipperman all cower under the might of my twathanded gear shifts :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobby View Post
    I've only ever snapped Shimano :-/
    Indeed - it was an Ultegra chain I snapped, the one with the cutouts - not during a gear change but just by the might of my sheer power whilst riding up hill.

    Now have SRAM, which I ordered before I realised I should have gone KMC.

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    Nope Dura Ace.

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