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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:40 pm 
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my toolkit consists of tyre levers, patches, glue and allen keys that is good enough for all bike adjusments and repairs when out cycling but is lacking a small screwdriver as I discovered today - needed to adjust the stops for the front mech.

So folks, what screw driver would your recommend? A flat blade will do, needs to be decent quality but most of all needs to be small to fit into my tool case - so 30 - 50 mm max in length.

I am not looking for some multi tool, different screwdriver bits etc. just something small and light that will allow me to turn the mech adjustment screws.

(I am toying with grinding down one of the allen keys to give a flat blade at one end).


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:45 am 
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I know you said you didn't want a multi-tool type solution but these...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Crank-Brother ... 2321f28894

...are invaluable; be lost without mine 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:25 am 
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Something like this: http://www.archerdaleonline.co.uk/Hand-Tools/Screwdrivers/Pozi/Stubby-Reversible-Screwdriver-Pozi/Slotted/prod_137.html


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:30 am 
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I have had one of these for donkey's.

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Kindly linked from the article on Bike Pro.
http://www.bikepro.com/products/chains/chaintools.html


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:11 am 
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Stanley make one that fits the bill


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:57 am 
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http://www.toolsnob.com/archives/2008/0 ... rial_1.php


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:04 pm 
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or a bit of lateral thinking....

replace all your limit screw with allen head ones.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:53 pm 
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^^^^ interesting suggestion and worth considering if the allen heads are no larger then the posi heads

It would be 4 bolts per bike (or 5 if the b-stop is also replaced) and I could save weight by using Al bolts (as done on SRAM X0).... mutliplied by the number of bikes x 78 p is ..... errr. quite a lot .... unfortunately just sent an order to probolt.


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