- Please recomend to me a multi-tool
Hello.Posted 5 years ago
I need a new multitool.
It must have a chain tool, a spoke key, the usual collection of allen keys, ideally a phillips and flat scewdriver and (this is the tricky bit!) both a T15 and T20 torx bit. Any suggestions?
I’m having to carry two tools at present, a multitool and a heavy workshop T20. THe only one I have found with both a T15 and T20 which would do away with that ddn’t have a chain tool so I would still have to carry two tools. Please help!
PS For real moon on a stick-ness I really like those stainless steel Leyzene ones, something like that would be great, I’d like to avoid anything with plastic bits if possible. Cost no object (well, within reason, having one specially made could get pricey)
Actually, that’s what I have at present! Unfortunately I can’t find a way of getting a T20 onto it. Their T15 is a neat solution but they don’t do a similar T20 bit unfortunately. Are there any with the socket-type end thing which I could just put a my worksop torx bits into?Posted 5 years agob rMember
I wouldn’t even bother trying to find one tool, just carry quality tools that do the job.
Covers all bases. And if you need different torx, just add individual bits.Posted 5 years agokamenevMember
If you don’t need the tyre lever or chain tool then Merlin Cycles sell the “Lite” version for £15.99 and then take a further 10% off. I’ve just ordered one today!
I agree about carrying more than one tool! The ratchet rocket is ideal because it means you don’t need to carry around allen keys for those difficult to reach jobs!Posted 5 years ago
Cheers guys.Posted 5 years ago
The T15 is for the brake pad retaining bolt on a Formula R1, have a set on both race bikes. It is a very funny bolt, threaded a little way at the top and smooth at the bottom, my first idea was just to swap them out for allen ones but this has proved to be impossible. I was carry a large workshop tool just for pad changing duties, adds unnecessary weight at events like keilder, less of an issue at a normal race where I can just change them at the end of a lap if required.
That Rocket Ratchet looks like just the job, must be new, I was talking to the bloke from Topeak about this very problem at the end of last year and he never mentioned it. Only problem with it I can see is that it is a bit heavy, but I can ditch the tyre levers and box to save a bit of weight. I will swap the T25 for a T20, and add a T15 and 8mm hex, then job done. Actually, I’ve got an 8mm bit which fits over the 5mm from my current tool, so can use that without adding much weight.
Thanks for your help.
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