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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:24 pm

These look the goods. I may have to invest in a set.

Wolf Tooth master Link Combo Pliers

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby cancan64 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:55 am

RonK wrote:These look the goods. I may have to invest in a set.


I have ordered a set... I carry pliers but having to fix a chain last month was a nightmare ...hoping I dont have to use them
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby rifraf » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:18 pm

RonK wrote:These look the goods. I may have to invest in a set.

Wolf Tooth master Link Combo Pliers



Didn't you grab a similar set not long ago :?:
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:38 pm

rifraf wrote:
RonK wrote:These look the goods. I may have to invest in a set.

Wolf Tooth master Link Combo Pliers



Didn't you grab a similar set not long ago :?:

Yes, they are tyre levers that hook together to form pliers. I have used them and they work very well, but are fairly bulky. What I like about these is that they are flat and will pack well in the toolkit. And they have the keepers for the replacement links.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby rifraf » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:22 am

Well I'm hoping this post passes muster in that it spruiks a Chilean couple making bicycle luggage and I'm hoping falls under the "interesting" part of the threads title.

A quick glance suggests more urban usage overall.

Their site needs a little work it seems as its not fully functional (at least from my laptop).

I liked watching their short video which suggests a cottage industry couple making a range of gear.

https://bicla.cl/en/product-category/bike-bags/

To my eye the gear looks attractive and the prices don't appear to be wild.

I did a BNA site search, but failed to see a previous mention of these guys.

Spotted in alternative forum site.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby avolve » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:47 pm

RonK wrote:These look the goods. I may have to invest in a set.

Wolf Tooth master Link Combo Pliers

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I wanted a set for an upcoming day trip. Currently sold out to Feb...

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby pbekkerh » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:52 am

I shopped around for the best price of that plier but ended up with this, at about 1/5 :D
I have a better tyre lever(Pedros) and can keep my links in a small plasticbag.

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Postby Aushiker » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:44 am

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Details at https://drj0nswanderings.wordpress.com/ ... s-dwidget/ and an update/purchase options at http://forums.mtbr.com/bikepacking-bike ... 67266.html. I might look into using one with my Alpkit Fuel Pod.

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Details at https://drj0nswanderings.wordpress.com/ ... s-dwidget/ and an update/purchase options at http://forums.mtbr.com/bikepacking-bike ... 67266.html. I might look into using one with my Alpkit Fuel Pod.

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Postby Aushiker » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:00 pm

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Mugglechops » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:28 am

RonK wrote:These look the goods. I may have to invest in a set.

Wolf Tooth master Link Combo Pliers

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Got my set today. They look well built and will save me lugging my proper park tool ones with me.

Nice strong magnetic closure that also holds the quick links in place tightly.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby rifraf » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:15 pm

Mugglechops wrote:
Got my set today. They look well built and will save me lugging my proper park tool ones with me.

Nice strong magnetic closure that also holds the quick links in place tightly.


Where did you source your set Mugglechops :?:
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Mugglechops » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:58 am

Direct from Wolftooth. Ordered when they first came out and missed the first run.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:10 pm

rifraf wrote:
Mugglechops wrote:
Got my set today. They look well built and will save me lugging my proper park tool ones with me.

Nice strong magnetic closure that also holds the quick links in place tightly.


Where did you source your set Mugglechops :?:


Rifraf, at a guess I'd expect that you are using a 9 speed chain. You really only need this tool for Sram Powerlock 10 speed links.

Sram Powerlink 9 speed links are easily opened simply by squeezing the plates together between finger and thumb. No tools required.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby rifraf » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:40 am

RonK wrote:
rifraf wrote:
Mugglechops wrote:
Got my set today. They look well built and will save me lugging my proper park tool ones with me.

Nice strong magnetic closure that also holds the quick links in place tightly.


Where did you source your set Mugglechops :?:


Rifraf, at a guess I'd expect that you are using a 9 speed chain. You really only need this tool for Sram Powerlock 10 speed links.

Sram Powerlink 9 speed links are easily opened simply by squeezing the plates together between finger and thumb. No tools required.


I think I'm running an 8 speed Sram PC-870 chain if memory serves.

I know that the replaceable links are supposed to be openable with my fingers but have never achieved this in the field with a dirty chain.

I do have a chain tool specifically for this purpose but the Wolftooth caught my attention having the slot for spare links.

I forget the circumstances exactly but a South Coast tour saw a need for the chain to come off and I somehow managed to loose half of my link. With hands covered in black chain oil I too late realised I'd rushed into it without knowing which pannier I'd added my small spares bag.
You can see in your minds eye the result I'm sure. :oops: :lol: :lol:
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I can see my Jerrycan becoming my small spares bag in addition to its surgical gloves, puncture repair kit and tube carrying duties.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby kb » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:09 pm

Wipperman links are easy by hand but expensive
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:11 pm

rifraf wrote:I know that the replaceable links are supposed to be openable with my fingers but have never achieved this in the field with a dirty chain.

Pinch the plates together between finger and thumb, the link will then slide open easily. Practice on a clean chain.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby rifraf » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:28 pm

RonK wrote:
rifraf wrote:I know that the replaceable links are supposed to be openable with my fingers but have never achieved this in the field with a dirty chain.

Pinch the plates together between finger and thumb, the link will then slide open easily. Practice on a clean chain.


Hi Ron,
Thanks heaps for taking the time to find the video clip and post it.

I appreciate the effort.

I am conversant with the links having used them for many years on my 7 speed Moulton drivetrain.

I never had any issue till I went for an 8 speed chain.

This is the Ogres 3rd chain at least I think and the links are genuine Sram which came in the original manufacturers packaging in which I think one gets two links (4 pieces).

Its not a biggie and early in the Ogres ownership I bought a tool for the job after getting miffed in the effort to split the chain.

The tool is steel and seeing your post on the Wolftooth, I was interested in the potential lower weight is all.

I'm not going back to relying on my fingers and have no issue carrying my current tool with me on toor but am always open minded to lowering the burden of weight.

I'm not 100% yet sold on the Wolftooth yet but am interested enough to explore the various options regarding price and availability should I feel the urge.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby tmac100 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:40 am

RonK wrote:
rifraf wrote:I know that the replaceable links are supposed to be openable with my fingers but have never achieved this in the field with a dirty chain.

Pinch the plates together between finger and thumb, the link will then slide open easily. Practice on a clean chain.


The video shows the ideal situation, BUT last week it was a P**A making that link work on my Brompton's new SRAM chain.. first I needed needle-nose pliers to squeeze the links THEN I had to apply force to the pedals to set/close the powerlink.

From what I hear, KMC links are much easier to install.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby cancan64 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:07 am

Mugglechops wrote:
RonK wrote:These look the goods. I may have to invest in a set.

Wolf Tooth master Link Combo Pliers

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Got my set today. They look well built and will save me lugging my proper park tool ones with me.

Nice strong magnetic closure that also holds the quick links in place tightly.



Got mine last month... put it in my bag for commute home and lost them... wasnt happy.. I had 2 stops going home and couldnt find then at either stop
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Mugglechops » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:43 pm

cancan64 wrote:Got mine last month... put it in my bag for commute home and lost them... wasnt happy.. I had 2 stops going home and couldnt find then at either stop


That sucks. I had that happen to a Garmin once. No idea where that ended up...
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Cheesewheel » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:25 pm

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Schwalbe is getting in on the airless tyre scene. From the article, the tyres are good for 10 000 km but don't suffer the drastic performance issues seen in similar products. Mounts to standard rims but it requires special tools/training to mount, so its only due to be rolled out at specially equipped centres (beginning in europe in a few months). Priced at 85 eu.
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