Recommend a good multi-tool please
just to make a negative recommendation (a nega-mendation?), and sorry to z1ppy, but my **** arsing shit new CB multi tool failed completely on sunday morning.
a) the allen keys are indeed too short, meaning that I could not remove mangled **** rear mech
b) the chain tool completely seized (and was anyway a complete bugger to use) half way through the critical chain repair.
It was 30C in the shade, I was pouring sweat and blood over this little piece of shit trying to get it to work, and the irony was that I had just removed form my pack my old seperate Pedros multi-tool and chaintool in place of the shiny CB item as it was getting all worn and wobbly.
big_scot_nanny = long walk home
CB multi-tool = tossed into the woods
Pedros tools = placed lovingly back into backpack.
EDIT: mine was a Pica, not a 17. 3rd, and 100%, CB product failure for me: candy, joplin, muti-tool.Posted 4 years agoz1ppyMember
Well that’s the legendary CB build quality 😉Posted 4 years ago
I can only say mine is really 10 years old and as I am the mule of many of my riding partners, it’s seen a lot of use.
Got used last wednesday to fix a broken chain, faultless as always. The short allen keys only were an issue for me when trying to get to front mech bolts on a FS’er, it works 99% of the time otherwise.FOGSubscriber
Lezyne ones are good quality, I have two, a small one for slipping in the pocket on the road bike and a bigger one with chain tool. Multi tool chain breakers are usually crap and this one looks a bit inadequate but I fixed a broken chain ina major rainstorm on the NYM without problems.Posted 4 years agokimbersSubscriber
ive got one of these
Posted 4 years ago
and its ace, tough well thought out, useable chain tool also very well pricedwlMember
Had one of these for a few years and it’s absolutely spot on…Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Hexus for me- close to perfect really. Nice long tools, nothing on it that I never use, nothing obviously missing for a typical bike… Excellent chainbreaker. Maybe not quite as well made as it could be though, they rust over time.
Lezyne seem to be the best at making tools, Topeak at designing them, a crossover would put everyone else out of business. Except Park, people would still buy their poor efforts because they’re blue.Posted 4 years ago
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