The Toolkit Thread

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

  1. budsboy

    budsboy I crashed the swing too. Supporter

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    That's not good . . .
  2. 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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  3. 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 . . .
  4. 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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  5. Exurban

    Exurban Been here awhile

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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.
  6. 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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  7. Vargubau

    Vargubau Been here awhile

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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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  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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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  12. ThirtyOne

    ThirtyOne I got my wings back. Supporter

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    It's a great set. Very happy I spent the money.
  13. mnmlst

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    Grandad’s... it has served me well in a few pinches.

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    Magus Never grew up... Supporter

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    Those are right purty
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  17. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    Meritlane Been here awhile

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    sure they do
  19. sprouty115

    sprouty115 Long timer Supporter

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    Actually, I've ordered plenty of things from them. And considering they are based out of Kansas that wouldn't make much sense.
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  20. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    Thanks I found them on Amazon a little cheaper.