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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:47 pm 
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Shimano chain tool rules. end of.

cheap + reliable = choose one.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:41 pm 
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Park Tool all the way.

Replacement pins are easy to come by too should you snap one.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:14 am 
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xerxes wrote:

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Got a Topeak, works really well:


Me too - clever little link holding thingy too.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:25 am 
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Mindmap3 wrote:
Park Tool all the way.

Replacement pins are easy to come by too should you snap one.


Shimano - you will never need a replacement pin. Image


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:47 pm 
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Agree. Shimano always.

Economy:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shimano-TL-CN ... 2c6788663d

The best:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shimano-TL-CN ... 1e6edcae14

These are quickly found links. I could do better prices here in DK. My experience says the TL-CN 33(or earlier 30/31) is the best. Have tried the large ParkTool,Rohloff etc. in everyday workshop use,and the large shimano rules. I`ve heard the little shimano does ok too. IMO the little cheap ones are for emergency use only,it`s damn important the chain is properly connected!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:56 pm 
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Woa, that is one expensive chain tool! Not really one for the home mechanic. I'll be sticking with my trusty little Park.

Another reason to use Sram chains...no need to rejoin them with a tool.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:56 pm 
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I've got 3
An old Madison one from circa 1989 which is still in constant use, has a replaceable pin, and adjustable hollow back screw that allows the ricotta to pass into it while supporting the side plate.
A cheap modern one that works fine, no frills
And a tiny one that lives inside a bar end along with another multitool. Never used it and it's one the mrs' bike but it looks like it would work ok. I'd trust it in an emergency at least.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:58 pm 
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Ricotta?! Lmao!!! :lol: Supposed to be rivet!


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