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The Toolkit Thread

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

  1. bkoz

    bkoz Been here awhile

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    Or just use the teeth of the rear sprocket
  2. deep6blue

    deep6blue Been here awhile

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    I've never had an issue sealing a bead with CO2 or a small electric pump. It's all about putting a little pressure on points where the bead is loose.
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  3. Snake Oiler

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

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    And lots of lube
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  4. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    I don't have much experience with CO2, but when trying to mount a new MotoZ on my 1090 (very stiff tire), I watched the fog of the CO2 cartidge blast out through the bead on two attempts. I ended up getting it seated with a regular pump using a ratchet strap and *just* the right amount of pressure. Took me hours. I'd have been hosed on a trail, which is why if you're riding off road and tubeless, bring tubes!
  5. Cabrito

    Cabrito On the mend 76% Supporter

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    This ^^^ all of it.
  6. oughtsix

    oughtsix Reverse Engineer

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    Building my tool kit right now, and wanted to share my axle wrench solution.
    IMG_2147.JPG

    I believe in supporting the awesome vendors and such, but at the same time, I'm a low budget guy. Frugal. Tight-ass. Call it what you will. I'd like to blow a wad on the motion pro tire iron/wrench combo. But I work in an industry where we are good at making do. It's second nature.

    Regardless, I had a half-drive impact socket kit from Harmless-Fake that just so happened to have a 27mm included which fits my XRR rear.

    Rarely use it. Have other nicer chromed stuff.

    A little grinder and 7018 later and we have this, fused with love to a tire iron.

    IMG_2148.JPG

    I started to hack away at a similar 17mm for the front then just happened to notice...it fits like a glove into the 27. A little more 7018 and some grinder action yields a 17mm socket with "dogs" on the outside that fits a 27mm 6 point like a glove.

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    Next on the list is a driver solution that will take care of ratchet needs, and hopefully replace that fat-a$$ed 12-in-1 screwdriver. Something like THIS.

    I think I only need:

    1/4 drive adapter, and extension

    8,10,12,13 sockets

    4,5,6,8 hex

    45 torx (skid plate)

    jis 1, jis 2, slotted

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  7. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    Nice tool mod!
    So? what happened to that thumbnail, looks painful?
  8. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    That issue is all over the site thumbnails showing up blurry click on it and it shows clearly
  9. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    I meant the purple from an impact
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  10. oughtsix

    oughtsix Reverse Engineer

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    Let’s just say I’ll hold the hammer with both hands next time
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  11. BornAgain

    BornAgain Been here awhile

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    Your only supposed to hit it twice :lol3
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  12. brianbrannon

    brianbrannon They'll ride up with wear

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    You can get a 45 Torx bit with a 1/4 drive end from MAC tools
  13. cpallen

    cpallen Nearly Adventurer

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  14. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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  15. Fastman

    Fastman Been here awhile

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    cpallen Nearly Adventurer

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    krussell Gravel Warrior Supporter

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    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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  19. Zubb

    Zubb he went that-a-way... Supporter

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    Tool Porn.
    Repent and be saved (from the wrath of Wife).
  20. cpallen

    cpallen Nearly Adventurer

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