PSA: Gerber Multi tool

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  • PSA: Gerber Multi tool
  • joeydeacon
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    Dunno if any use for anyone but under half price at £9.50 posted at the mo.

    Clicky

    joeydeacon
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    Ah yeah, just checked and a lot of their product range seems reduced.. click on the Gerber brand name to see the rest..

    peterfile
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    Cheers, just ordered the Suspension…can’t go too far wrong for £18!

    Premier Icon white101
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    Brilliant top bargain £18!, just ordered cheers

    neninja
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    Got a Suspension and a Pro Scout – both are excellent.

    If I needed another I’d snap one of these up.

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    A lot of the cheaper Gerber tools are made in China these days and are frankly shit. I suspect the Bear Grylls one is in that category. Good spot on the Suspension though, probably not as good as a Leatherman but at that price you can’t go wrong!

    Premier Icon righog
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    Just bought the suspension..Thanks I was after a multitool. 😀

    Premier Icon cloudnine
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    Do you actually use a multi tool for much?? Where / when do you use one?

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    For £18 you can’t go wrong

    Thanks

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    Do you actually use a multi tool for much?? Where / when do you use one?

    getting thorns out of tyres when fixing punctures would be my primary use. Have also used the pliers to bend back an X0 shifter that I somehow landed on after an off. Knife comes in handy every now and then too. Doesn’t add much weight so why not carry one?

    Premier Icon AlasdairMc
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    cloudnine – Member
    Do you actually use a multi tool for much?? Where / when do you use one?

    I stripped down a rear hub with a Leatherman and a Topeak Alien, avoiding a 15 mile walk out, so I’m a big fan of them.

    Duffer
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    Always been a Leatherman fan, myself. I got two about 8 years ago, and i use one of them most days at work. Simply flawless.

    Can’t argue with £18 though. I don’t think you’d get a decent Leatherman for that price…

    Premier Icon iainc
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    couldn’t resist, just bought a Vise 😆

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Suspension is great ordered 2 in the past from them when they’ve been on offer, I use them at work.

    WTF
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    Thanks, suspension ordered. 🙂

    Premier Icon juanking
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    Cheers, suspension ordered here too!

    vixalot
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    Thanks 🙂 just ordered a suspension

    Premier Icon Rich_s
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    Good shout – Suspension ordered!

    MrSynthpop
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    Sorely tempted to buy a spare suspension, my current one sees lots of use doing odd jobs, don’t really need a spare however as it shows no real sign of wear

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    Suspension ordered to replace the leatherman wave that I forgot was in my hand luggage as I flew back from Mallorca 👿

    A lot of the cheaper Gerber tools are made in China these days and are frankly shit. I suspect the Bear Grylls one is in that category

    IMHO anything with bear grylliis on it just screams “dick”

    got a suspension just to stick in the saddle bag – cheers

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    I’d love the Suspension but I’m struggling to see when I’d ever use a full-sized multitool instead of, well, tools.

    On the bike I carry an inner tube, multi-tool, cable ties and tape, and a little bottle of lube. Aside from sounding like the packing list for a dirty weekend, that’s been enough to keep me rolling but the one thing I’ve wished I’d had in the past when fettling field mechanicals is a small pair of pliers. So to that end, I’ve just ordered the Dime.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gerber-Micro-Stainless-Steel-Multi/dp/B0087OUR04

    I get that Gerber aren’t the premium brand they once were, but at £15 for the Gerber against nearly £40 for the equivalent Leatherman, I’ll take my chances. And it even comes in the same colours as my bike. (-: Nice one, thanks for the PSA.

    boblo
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    Got my Suspension. Spot on. Ta.

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    Yup, Dime arrived this morning. It’s so teeny!! Nice one.

    peterfile
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    got mine too, planning on eating my dinner with it 😉

    great stuff, ta

    Premier Icon righog
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    Same here, suspension arrived today. Very Pleased with it 😀 wished I had got an extra for pressie for someone.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    My suspension arrived too – certainly smaller and lighter than the Leatherman Charge Ti I have. Will go nicely in a pack 🙂

    Premier Icon white101
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    Mine also arrived this morning, very pleased, good PSA 😀

    Premier Icon iainc
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    I went for a vise, which came yesterday. Great wee thing and half price too 🙂

    joeydeacon
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    No probs guys – mine still hasn’t turned up, glad you’re all happy with yours though!

    Suspension is a brilliant tool, have had two now (lost first one) very handy for all sorts of stuff, cable cutting, clipping tie wraps, extracting brake shoes. Take it on virtually all rides (unless I for get it!) Great value, and reasonably strong.

    Got mine (suspension), prepared to be disappointed in the quality, not at all, excellent tool, liking all the locky bits. cheers joeyd

    Rockhopper
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    Be a little bit careful as the Suspension has a locking knife blade which is illegal in the UK. You might struggle to prove that your hobby is a good enough reason to be carrying it.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    So do a lot of the Leatherman tools and all of the Opinel knives that you can buy in camping shops? And my retracting blade stanley knife.

    I’ve never heard of anyone with a ‘legitimate’ reason for having somethign like that being prosecuted – is the law enforced other than for occasions where someone misbehaves/doesn’t have a good reason?

    Premier Icon richmtb
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    Think the suspension blade is under 3 inches so isn’t illegal.

    Your legitimate reason for carrying it is that its attached to your pliers – not sure if this has been tested in court though!

    freddyg
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    Didn’t spot this one first time around – just jumped over to Amazon to order a Suspension. They’ve gone up to £23.13 now. A fiver more, but still good value.

    Locking blade is not metioned specifically in the legislation. The main criteria is whether you have a legitimate reason for carrying it, and as part of a multi tool used for cycling purposes, (or other leisure pursuits) I see no bother in having it with you as part of your cycling kit. However, if you still had it in your pocket when going to pub without bike, then maybe a dimmer view would be taken.

    If these blades were illegal per se, then they could not be sold in this country, the fact that they are for sale in many shops and high streets, as well as on the net, shows that they are in fact legal, but subject to the “legitimate reason” test.

    Rockhopper
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    “In the United Kingdom it is illegal to carry a knife having a blade more than 3 inches in length in public without “good reason”. The terms “in public” and “good reason” are not defined, but examples of “religious duty”, “national dress” and “requirement of employment or hobby” are given. It is left up to a police officer’s individual subjective discretion, and ultimately a magistrate to decide if a knife is being carried “in public”, and for a “good reason”.[26] Folding knives with blades of 3 inches or less may be carried without needing to provide “good reason” so long as the blade is not capable of being locked in the open position.”

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