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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:08 pm 
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Got some BBB ones for christmas, done nearly 2 bikes worth of cable inners & outers and still as good as the 1st cut :D I've had some truly appalling cutters in the past where there was a noticable decline in cut after only a few uses :x


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:12 pm 
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Mine were in a PBK sale a while back, can't find anything similar now and they're unbranded..

Under no circumstances buy these, I have a pair - they cut 1 or 2 cables and then just started mashing them up :?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/10-HEAVY-DUTY-CAB ... 2327wt_844


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:27 pm 
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Thanks for the replies. I've had a look around and may plumb for the icetoolz.

Whilst discussing cables can anyone recommend some white gear and brake outers. The lbs was expensive!

Regards, Mossy


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:52 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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I use the Park one's and think they are fantastic, no problems with them at all. However I have nothing other than a set of pliers to compare them against. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:57 pm 
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I've used Knipex cable cutters for nearly a decade, still cut just as well as they did when I first got them

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Not cheap, but worth every penny as a cycle mechanic they get used lots of times every day


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:45 pm 
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I've had a set of Shimano 'Pro' cutters for about 7 years - cost about £20 and still cut cleanly.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:30 pm 
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I've got a pair of Shimano ones, too - bought them in the early 90s, so I guess they're retro too...


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:50 pm 
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i use knipex too

actually they are a pair of mac tools branded side cutters (automotive grade) made for mac by knipex

i have cut some serious crap with these inc bolts/wire/sheet tin & steel etc etc then dug them out the other day to cut my inner cable excess off and they left a very clean cut still

thats after approx 2 years in a main dealer car and truck workshop :shock:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:48 pm 
Gold Trader / rb Rider / Special
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check ebay for coloured outer, i use the brake stuff -works fine for either for me


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:10 pm 
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I've got the park ones too and they work just fine. Cut through inners and outers with no effort.


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