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Noweight chain tool?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by sloe, 29 Aug 2007.

  1. sloe

    sloe New Member

    Location:
    Banffshire
    My rivet extractor weighs near on 100g, stripped down to its minimum. I really begrudge that, so I've never taken it. And never needed it, fortunately.

    But is there some way of just bashing out the rivet of a knackered bit of chain with a rock and a toothbrush or something?

    I've experimented with a hammer and a sharpened masonry nail but no joy.

    Can then sort it with split links I DO carry.
     
  2. The very lightest chain tool I ever encountered was the Finishline 'Chain Pup'. Easy to make even lighter by removing the alen key 'driver' and the 'Shi**no' shim, taking a hacksaw to the handle and a bit of random filing.

    Ive got one. Its lush.
    You cant have it.
     
  3. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    I'd take the 100g chain tool over a long trudge home any day.
     
  4. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Why not go for a multitool like the Topeak Hummer? Contains a chain tool and pretty much everything else you need. You need quite a bit of force to get a chain pin out, so you probably are stuck with using a tool (as opposed to a hedgehog prickle and a beech nut or whatever). Is saving less than 100g that much of a worry? I hear you can make your pump lighter by drilling it too....;)
     
  5. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    LMAO. :biggrin:
     
  6. OP
    OP
    sloe

    sloe New Member

    Location:
    Banffshire
    Well I've just spent three hours, grinding, drilling and hacksawing it down to 30g.

    That's 20g/hour.

    If I keep this up for 8 hrs/day it'll take about 220 days to get the whole thing, bike, luggage, tools, clothes, down to zero grammes.

    So now we know: the Naked Rambler is actually a touring cyclist taken to his logical conclusion !!



    Now please, dont anyone write in and say "Oh you can pop those rivets with just a canny flick of a tent peg".
     
  7. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Hoot! Go on, drill your cable outers, you know you want to! ;)
     
  8. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    Don't forget all your diuretics and Senokot too.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    sloe

    sloe New Member

    Location:
    Banffshire
    I have actually got a sawn-off toothbrush.

    Oh the shame....
     
  10. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    Bet that's a sod getting at the back teeth?
     
  11. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    Shave head.

    Those eyebrows will have to go as well...too much weight!
     
  12. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    Wow - I've got to see a photo of that. Can you post a picture of your customised chaintool online?
     
  13. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    ;) Me too. Please post a very light trimmed down JPG.
     
  14. OP
    OP
    sloe

    sloe New Member

    Location:
    Banffshire
  15. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member