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Good chain tool

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by giant man, 9 Jan 2008.

  1. giant man

    giant man New Member

    Location:
    Essex innit?
    Due to my crap quality Lidl special chain splitter tool literally falling apart in my hands, I need to find out the good chain tools available. What does everyone here use and recommend?
     
  2. Park, Shi**no, Pedros, VAR.
     
  3. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    best specific is the Topeak

    Best multitool one is a crank bros multi
     
  4. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    Of course i have used these and i am expressing an opinion based on years of fettling
     
  5. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    I used to use a small no name job but now I use a big one - only to have the bloody stud bend and snap :wacko:
     
  6. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    I bought in a weak moment a stupid plastic thing - I think it's toppeak. Avoid it.

    Personally, I'd go for Park.
     
  7. rustychisel

    rustychisel Well-Known Member

    the Shimano one is quite good, surprisingly, but that won't save me bending the stud on it sometime when I in a hurry, thus consigning that tool to the growing pile in the corner 'just in case'.

    Just in case what? Is it going to sprout wings. Grow a new appendage? Why oh why do I keep things which are broke? I guarantee you I've got six or seven chain tools, one at least with an old galvanised nail in place of the rivet driver. Once I actually thought 'if I get a lathe I could turn my own replacement studs out of super-hard steel'. Brilliant. Feckin' A1. Invest in a lathe the make chain tool studs. A mind-bogglingly great idea; lucky the shed doesn't actually have power running to it. I feel better now, thanks for letting me emote.
     
  8. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    It's called the Squirrel Complex,................highly commendable.:blush:
     
  9. Because, once in every hundred million years, some of that stuff comes in handy. You'll be glad you kept it then!
     
  10. OP
    OP
    giant man

    giant man New Member

    Location:
    Essex innit?
    Anyone got the Pedros one. I think it's the Pro Chain Tool? It's either this one or one of the Park ones for me I feel. Seem to be popular anyway. They do the CT-3, and the CT-6.

    This is like the first chain i have ever taken links out of so don't want it too complicated for a numpty like me!
     
  11. Maz

    Maz Guru

    This is useful info for me, too, as I'll be getting my own chain tool soon.

    The one I borrowed for the job I just did (can't remember the make, but it was Uk made) - it didn't look broken in anyway but it didn't completely push the rivet all the way out - I used a pair of pliers to pull it through the last bit of the link.

    Do all chain tools do this, or was the one I used possibly not working properly?