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Recommendations: Multitool?

Postby Crawf » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:38 am

Looking for input on a decent multitool for whenever on the road?
Any that you recommend?
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Re: Recommendations: Multitool?

Postby RonK » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:06 am

I have a Lezyne. Very high-quality. And I was astonished how easily the chain breaker worked where others struggled to push a pin out.

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Re: Recommendations: Multitool?

Postby Ozkaban » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:08 am

I have the crank bros multi 17 on the commute bike and the 10 on my other one - I noticed the tools on the 10 were the only ones I ever used. Solid, reliable tool.

I also carry a small leatherman (squirt model is very small, juice is probably about right) for the pliers, etc as there are times when you really need a them, like broken spokes or fairy pubes that are too short to get at.

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Re: Recommendations: Multitool?

Postby DaveOZ » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:12 am

I have a crankbrothers one which has proved very handy. It's a little heavy but I guess they all are at that size. I bought two when they were special somewhere sometime. Stick to a good brand like the cb one or the Lezyne, nothing worse than carrying around tools that break when you really need them!

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Re: Recommendations: Multitool?

Postby DaveOZ » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:16 am

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Re: Recommendations: Multitool?

Postby Crawf » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:20 am

That's the thing, i'm wondering whether I'll actually need these 17, 19, 20 tools. Guess it can't hurt to have more!
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Re: Recommendations: Multitool?

Postby DaveOZ » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:22 am

I've used the spoke spanner and couple of times and the 8mm spanner on my mudguard stay. Those extra bits do not add much weight so why not cary them?
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Re: Recommendations: Multitool?

Postby RonK » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:07 pm

Crawf wrote:That's the thing, i'm wondering whether I'll actually need these 17, 19, 20 tools. Guess it can't hurt to have more!

Well, if you don't have them all, the one you need will be the one you don't have.

The Lezyne has 23 tools and I think I've used every one at some time. But this is my touring multi-tool. When I'm riding around the 'burbs and not far from assistance I take a very basic set with about 5 tools.
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Re: Recommendations: Multitool?

Postby jacks1071 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:42 pm

Lezyne and Crank Bro's I think are the best. I use the LITTLE lezyne ones with my road bikes.

On the MTB's I have the Crank Bro's and also on the Tandem - mainly because on the MTB and Tandem there is more chance the chain breaker maybe required. I also keep quick links in my MTB kit and with the tandem I even keep a piece of chain incase a section gets mashed.

Murphy's law says when you carry all the required gear you'll probably never use it :-)
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Re: Recommendations: Multitool?

Postby yarravalleyplodder » Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:55 pm

jacks1071 wrote:
Murphy's law says when you carry all the required gear you'll probably never use it :-)

+1 to that

I have a crank bros on the mtb and a cheap icetoolz on the roadie. Thinking of getting another crank bros for the roadie
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Re: Recommendations: Multitool?

Postby Baalzamon » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:05 pm

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Got a surplus one of those currently after I upgraded to a Topeak Alien II Yep need all bits for my trike...
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Re: Recommendations: Multitool?

Postby warthog1 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:11 pm

I have a park tool goer. Fantastic bit of gear.

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Re: Recommendations: Multitool?

Postby queequeg » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:27 pm

+1 to the crank brothers multitool. It came in handy during the Sydney marathon when the wheelchair athlete I was escorting went into a barrier and twisted their steerer out of alignment. He thought that was his race over until myself and the other escort pulled out the multitools and did flying repairs on his front wheel!
I have the 17 in 1 version which I got on special years ago. I bought two because they were so cheap. Better to have the tools and not need them, rather than get stuck because you were missing the one sized tool you require!
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