The Toolkit Thread

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by hilslamer, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. deguoren

    deguoren 该出手时就出手

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    I use 3/8" with adapters now, and yes I need 1/2" for wheel removal. A 1/4" drive on the end of the sliding handle would already eliminate one adapter from the toolkit and reduce the "wobbling"
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  2. TigerDude

    TigerDude Adventurer

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    A simple t handle with an extension works. I have a KTC T & extension set that came with my moto kit, 3/8". They fit together nicely in a tool pocket. The kit comes with 8,10,12,14 semi-deep sockets.
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  3. ThirtyOne

    ThirtyOne I got my wings back. Supporter

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    An update on the Wera Zyklop kit (1/4 drive 28 piece set) that I've had since January. I used it to change out my bars, risers and so on. Also been using it a lot for installing farkles. So far it's been great. Moving from a ratchet to a ratcheting screwdriver with the flick of a switch is absolutely fantastic. Really makes a difference.

    Handle is a bit knackered. I think the rubber is a bit flimsy. Also, the bit holder is showing some surface corrosion. I think it's just cosmetic. But , at this price point, I was hoping that his wouldn't be happening already. It's the dry season, so there hasn't been rain since I've carried it in my bike.

    Still very happy with it overall.

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    Put to work.

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  4. budsboy

    budsboy I crashed the swing too. Supporter

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  5. ThirtyOne

    ThirtyOne I got my wings back. Supporter

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    The state of my bike or the state of my tools?
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  6. budsboy

    budsboy I crashed the swing too. Supporter

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    The wear and surface condition of those tools, not good.
    I wouldn't comment on someone's ride . . .
  7. ThirtyOne

    ThirtyOne I got my wings back. Supporter

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    haha. yeah, fortunately the bike went back together without any leftover bolts or screws.

    I looked over all of the bits and pieces and that adaptor is the only one that is showing any corrosion. The green rubber part of the ratchet handle is very soft and gouges easily. A bit disappointed with that. But, the tradeoff of having the pivot head outweighs the handle material. It's really really handy.
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  8. Exurban

    Exurban Long timer

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    I’d guess the corrosion isn’t from regular old moisture but, more likely your sweat/oil from handling it. The sweat from my hands will eat through a half inch of titanium. Ok, maybe an exaggeration but, it took me a long time to learn to be scrupulous about cleaning tools because of it. Literally any chromed or stainless alloy I touch. As for the handle, it’s soft for a better grip so, I’m not surprised it gets a bit knackered from use. But I understand your expectations for a pricey bit of kit.
  9. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Really not sure what the issue with the grips is :dunno
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  10. Vargubau

    Vargubau Been here awhile Supporter

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    That's weird. I have mine for like five years. No rust whatsoever. Bikes, cars, even on the boat on Lake Michigan. Best tool set I ever had for personal use.
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  11. ThirtyOne

    ThirtyOne I got my wings back. Supporter

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    Could be this. I usually wipe down my tools, but admit to having been a bit lazy as of late. Maybe I'll what Wera says. I had sent them a comment about how wobbly the extensions are when connected and they never replied. Maybe this'll get their attention.
  12. wee-twin

    wee-twin Been here awhile

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    Certain chemicals such as brake cleaner, or brake fluid are harsh on certain rubber or plastics. Yes, tools included.
  13. ThirtyOne

    ThirtyOne I got my wings back. Supporter

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    I don't think this tool has been exposed to any chemicals other than run of the mill dirt and greasiness from chain lube sling.
  14. 4serge

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    I am not looking at this thread anymore ! Every time I do i find smth I do not need but cannot live without and my credit card comes out ;)

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  15. ThirtyOne

    ThirtyOne I got my wings back. Supporter

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    It's a great set. Very happy I spent the money.
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    Magus Never grew up... Supporter

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    Those are right purty
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    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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