Which multitool is best/strongest?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dayvo, 12 Jun 2008.

  1. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    Nogland
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Have you considered buying a pedal spanner?
     
  3. Alcdrew

    Alcdrew Senior Member

    Location:
    UK
  4. OP
    OP
    Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    Nogland
    No! Just wanted to remove the pedal from the crank so that I could use them on a bike I'm borrowing over the weekend on a night time sportive.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    Nogland
    Yeah, I saw that too! :wacko:
     
  6. redjedi

    redjedi Über Member

    Location:
    Brentford
    :wacko: Is that a Wenger in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?
     
  7. Spanners for peddles.

    The best multi tools are made by ToPeak IMO.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    Nogland
    Thanks for your replies, fellas!
    Found a spanner, forgot that I had a toolkit! :wacko:
    But both pedals are off, and the saddle for good measure; want to be as comfortable as possible on this borrowed bike.
    I'll have a look st the Topeaks and make an order; one for each bike (two of them) and one at home.

    ;)
     
  9. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    I don't like the Topeak ones - I used to have an excellent Specialized multitool, now I have a Crank Brothers one, largely because in the shop from which I bought it, it was what I saw that the staff were using to do basic jobs. It is very good.
     
  10. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    All multitools i've ever had seem to be made of two 'pins' that have a nut that screw onto the end, and all the tools are looped round one of these pins, and the nut always needs tightening every so often.
    What i wouldn't mind knowing is which multitool if any ISN'T of this design, and therefore doesn't bloody fall apart if you forget to tighten the nut which inevitably loosens due to the constant opening and closing of the tools?
     
  11. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    i've got a topeak one, which basically is two pieces that have a variety of size of hex and spanner sizes, as well as a spoke key and a shimano compatible chain tool.
     
  12. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    does it come loose?
     
  13. longers

    longers Veteran

    My Topeak Alien (not sure if they're still made) has never come loose.
     
  14. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    it's meant to come apart, as each piece has different functions. you can join them up for extra leverage too.

    it's not like the swiss army knife of allen keys that aldi sell.
     
  15. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    I have a couple of multi tools but I find they are not so convenient to use around the bike as normal tools. I therefore carry a set of Allen keys and small shifter when riding and leave the other tools at home for use when carrying out overhauls of repairs.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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