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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by hilslamer, Sep 2, 2007.
@fjefman, thanks. Did you get the stubby ones or the normal ones?
I ordered the skeletonized "ultra light” combination wrenches - full set from 8-14mm. Got them off ebay..about $45 shipped from Japan. They are pretty good and shockingly light for being forged steel tools. I love my MP Ti wrench set but they are crazy expensive and Ti not as durable as steel so I don't want to use them for everyday choirs. My only complaint with the Asahi set so far is that the 14mm wrench is a touch longer than I would like..but I may need that length for the torque on stubborn fasteners - 14mm bolts, nuts can take a lot of torque.
I'm not really a fan of stubby wrenches as I have rarely ever had a real need for one and I when I have used them I found them too short for comfortable use (the non-working end digs into my palms) and the length doesn’t allow a lot of torque. Other than the 14mm wrench I mentioned above the lengths of the other sizes in the Asahi set I just got seems to be like baby bear's porridge - just right.
Haha thanks for the review! Yeah i'm looking to lighten my toolkit, but mostly looking at how much i'm willing to give up when it comes to comfort (long vs short etc,...)
Pickup up a Wera speed ratchet set and 7" knipex adjustables based on recommendations on this thread. Good stuff that should replace most odds and ends.... but not a hammer.
I just added some Asahi Lightools to my tool roll.
These wrenches are perfect for on the bike tool kits.
Got the 8x10, 12x14, 13x17
That link still works. I never in a million years would have ordered from that site without this post. But it was cool to get the exact three wrenches I want for $36 shipped from Japan.
I have no idea how long it will take to get here and ordering was pretty wonky. First Paypal receipt I ever got in Japanese. But it seems to have all worked. Set me back about 3800 yen total.
I got an 8x10, 13x17 and 12x14. The 12x14 would be a waste on my KTM except for the valve stem nuts and the aftermarket rim lock nuts on the Liteloks are 12mm. But if I ordered the kit I would need to carry four wrenches instead of three.
My confirmation email. OK ....... sounds good to me.
I hope I didn't just divulge any personal information.
軽量 LSX1214 ライツール 両口スパナ 12X14mm ASH アサヒ 旭金属工業 ASAHI.LSX1214
価格 560（円）× 1（個）＝ 560（円）税込 送料別 税率 0 %
軽量 LSX1317 ライツール 両口スパナ 13X17mm ASH アサヒ 旭金属工業 ASAHI.LSX1317
価格 640（円）× 1（個）＝ 640（円）税込 送料別 税率 0 %
軽量 LSX0810 ライツール 両口スパナ 8 X10mm ASH アサヒ 旭金属工業 ASAHI.LSX0810
価格 420（円）× 1（個）＝ 420（円）税込 送料別 税率 0 %
Thanks for the cc info.
noob question, but how strong are 1/4" drive extensions usually? I'm using TWO of them joined together in my kit as a breaker bar for axle nuts, and i'm wondering if there's any chance that i'm putting too much strain on them and if i need to go up to 3/8?
1st pic is the 1/4 setup
2nd pic is the 3/8 setup
The 1/4" joint is not intended to see force in the direction you're applying it, so I can't imagine you'll find a spec for it. And I'd hate to find out the limit on the trail somewhere.
Why not replace those heavy sockets and extra extension with a pair of lightweight aluminum tire "irons" that have the hex sizes you need for your axel nuts?
Not totally necassary but makes the need for 3 hands alot less and is very light and compact
I liked the size range of the lightweight.
Why wouldn't you just roll the chain around to the rear sprocket and let the rear sprocket do the same thing?
You can, just easier to let this hold it for you.
ahh... that is a much better idea lol
Those MP aluminum tire levers shaved nearly a pound off my toolkit over carrying steel tire irons and an axle wrench. Photos of the scale are in this thread somewhere.
They are excellent tools. My only gripe is they are an inch longer that most enduro bags and fender packs. But that extra inch is also nice for levering off a rear desert tire.
You carry this in your tool bag?
They fit perfectly inside the Mosko Moto Fatty Tool Roll. I also just ordered the Pinner because I don't carry THAT many tools and I want a smaller package (never thought that would come out of my mouth...LOL). For those interested in the comparison, I plan on doing a side-by-side video showing the difference between the two pack.
Depending on the wear of the chain/sprocket it may not be as easy to insert the master link as when using that tool. Lots more room to work midspan on the lower run as well. YMMV
I'll be interested to see that.
Yep, alot of people I ride with have chain drive bikes