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 Post subject: Hypercracker
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:58 pm 
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Just turned up a hypercracker in a job lot of stuff. Realised I haven't seen one in years. Is there much call for them these days?


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 Post subject: Re: Hypercracker
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:08 pm 
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Definitely for touring cyclists...it's much lighter than a set of chainwhips!


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 Post subject: Re: Hypercracker
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:13 pm 
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Never heard of one before, I had to google it. Imagine my disappointment when I discovered it wasn't something you could eat with cheese. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Hypercracker
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:10 pm 
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Funnily enough I was just thinking about these this morning.
They were made by Pamir Engineering if I recall correctly.

Anyway I have been looking for one for several years, so if it is surplus to your requirements then I reckon I'd be able to give it a good home.


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 Post subject: Re: Hypercracker
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:03 pm 
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Are these the bottle opener type tool, with a bit that looks like a crown punched into it........that takes the lock ring off, whilst propped against the chain stay?......


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 Post subject: Re: Hypercracker
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:08 pm 
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yes.


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 Post subject: Re: Hypercracker
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:25 pm 
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I've got one then.......it's very useful, in fact I use it all the time!......


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 Post subject: Re: Hypercracker
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:46 am 
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I had (have?) one, it broke from overuse and was welded back together. I wouldn't use one on a lightweight frame.

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 Post subject: Re: Hypercracker
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:34 am 
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Spa Cycles do a modern equivalent, the NBT (Next Best Thing)
http://spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m2b0s72p595


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 Post subject: Re: Hypercracker
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:21 pm 
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They work really well.....I would also point out that I never overload a lock ring. Pinch tight with normal tools has always been sufficient, in order that removal never needs big spanner loads......the cracker will then do the job with the wheel out of the bike, rag over cassette for purchase and a rubber mallet on the cracker.....


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