- (Tool) shit just got real…
Really enjoyed that. His comment about look at how your tools are organised and ask if you’d want a bike built by someone with those organisational skills rings so true. Errrr best not look at my workbench.
We had a plumber who worked like a surgeon. Was a masterpiece of a tool roll and meticulous organisation. His van was the same. Those are the people you want. He now services our road based on our recommendation. Must up my game on the tool wall stakes.Posted 1 month agocoynie09Member
These are the best iv’e used had a set for ten year never had a problem ………https://www.rowland-tools.co.uk/collections/bondhus/products/blx9mmxl-l-s-bondhus-ballwrench-setPosted 1 month ago
The sight of that toolbox makes me really glad that when I wander home from the pub after a few beers, if I drunk enough to buy the stuff I’m too drunk to find my credit card.Posted 1 month ago
I have a lot of that in a heartbeat.
Even if I have no use for it on any bike I own or am likely to own.slackboySubscriberbrownsauceMember
pffft , not impressed with the lack of hammer in the pro-kit , how you supposed to beat the crap out of stuff in time honoured fettler fashion ?
its all well and good using such fancy kit in Cali where the nearest thing to dirt you’ll find is a pine cone on the floor , but after a season of post race repairs at Gisburn during winter that kit will resemble a shopping trolley pulled out the bottom of a canal.
liking SirHC’s effort thoughPosted 1 month agothisisnotaspoonSubscriber
Ermmm, its a pelicase with tools in it. A pelicase thats about 3x bigger than it needed to be too.
In my last job we miniaturized a rack full of TV production kit into a peli case! 4 camera control, genlock, recorders, sound mixer, radio mic receivers, quad split monitor, hothead monitor. That was a challenge (and cost about £30k!).Posted 1 month agorichmtbSubscriber
xmas is coming…
A fool and his money…
There is no way there is £1350 worth of tools in that set. Not convinced its even half that.
It would be a fun little project making your own case but unless you carry them around a lot they are generally easier pegged to the wallPosted 1 month agoalexnharveyMember
Why would a pro mechanic use slip joint pliers on anything bike related? Serious question btw. When I was a mechanic(many years ago). They were bodgers tools.
I was curious about that too. Apparently those are Knipex wrench pliers, highly regarded and near ubiquitous. Check these special ones out, machined down to fit cones https://cyclingtips.com/2019/03/knipex-pliers-cone-wrench/
Has anyone tried them?Posted 1 month ago
Well, I must admit. The smooth jawed Knipex pliers are a new one on me and after reading about them I am tempted to try em. But, the ones that were really bothering me were the black ones to the left of em with the toothed jaws. I just remember those sort of things as being fantastic for mangling whatever you grip with them.Posted 1 month ago
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