- PSA: Gerber Multi tool
Suspension reduced from £49 to £18;Posted 6 years agozilog6128Subscriber
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?Posted 6 years agoCougarSubscriber
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.
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.Posted 6 years ago
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?Posted 6 years agowallace1492Member
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.Posted 6 years agoRockhopperMember
“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”. 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.”Posted 6 years ago
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