1. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    Went to cancel my SPOT subscription (which you need to do prior to the contract ending date). They offered me a 40% discount on my current subscription rate to stay around another year. Did the math and decided to keep the SPOT even if I go with a Garmin InReach subscription. One nice thing about the Gen 3 SPOT is that the batteries last a very long time (unlike the Garmin 66i tracker I have). The Gen 3 SPOT is good for some other activities where I am not powered by a bike.
  2. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    I carry a Knipex tool in my tool kit as it does a great job replacing a lot of other wrenches. The 10" opens all the way to a 1 3/4" capacity. The Knipex sells for close to $50. Lightweight.

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    I see Irwin now has a similar arrangement that goes to 1 1/2", is a little heavier, but sells for about $30.

    This tool has proven to be a valuable addition to my tool kit - especially with axle bolts - and has served others on rides I've been on. I recommend it.

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    One word of caution though, if you order the Irwin tool, make sure you specify the metric version.
  3. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    Couple fellas here have the Irwin version. They spend more time cursing that tool than my Knipex version. Seems the Irwins holding mechanism is not as robust as the Knipex.


    It will probably hold even less once it is drenched in the blood of your enemies.
  4. Tuna209

    Tuna209 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Knipex is currently on sale ($136) for a set of three (7”, 10” & 12”) at Amazon.
  5. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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    I keep a 5" in my vest for quick adjustments.

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  6. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Faking it/Making it

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    Sounds like you need a new vest.

    John
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  7. Ajacks

    Ajacks "Not in the face"

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    Do they have a left hand version?
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  8. Shaft

    Shaft counting my blessings

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    You better believe it..

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  9. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Administrator Super Moderator

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