a saddle pack sized spanner?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by yello, 17 Jan 2008.

  1. yello

    yello Legendary Member

    Does such a thing as a collapsible/telescopic spanner or such like exist?

    The pompino doesn't have quick release, the wheels are secured with bolts. So I want to carry a spanner with decent leverage in my seat pack.
  2. When I had my old bike I used to carry one of these.
  3. andygates

    andygates New Member

    Try a Surly Jethro Tule (shaped well for a short tool) or the Fiskars/Gerber Cool Tool. I've never seen a collapsible or telescopic spanner for this sort of thing.
  4. OP

    yello Legendary Member

    The Surly Jethro Tule looks good. Cheers for that Andy.

    Edit: I found this discussion really useful
  5. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    I used to shift wheel nuts with the cheap as chips spanner that used to come with repair kits, the piece of metal with the holes cut into it, you wanted gloves and a strong arm or careful foot

    and some knuckles you were happy to skin, been w hile since I saw a wheel without QR
  6. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    I have a dumbell spanner, much like this one. Cheap and useful. I don't know if it meets your criterion for leverage though.
  7. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    I carry one of those dumbbell spanners too - nicely sized and v. handy for the more elderly (i.e. pre-allen key) bike. Only prob I have with it is the need for a 16mm spanner for rear wheel nuts.
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