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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:47 am 
Gold Trader
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Location: Northumberland
Hey, Can anyone please recommend a decent chain tool that wont break in less than 5 seconds please. I do like the look of the park ones but I dont really want to spend £30 on one. Any suggestions would be great. Cheers Rob 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:12 pm 
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Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:11 pm
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I have always used the one on my original 90's CoolTool, and I have used the one on my topeak alien a few times too.

Never broke one or needed a "workshop" tool.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:36 pm 
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Location: Atherton, Manchester
I got an Icetools one of Ebay a while ago for about 7 or 8 pound, it works well and holds the chain in 3 places while you push the link in/out.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:21 pm 
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FSR-Si wrote:
I got an Icetools one of Ebay a while ago for about 7 or 8 pound, it works well and holds the chain in 3 places while you push the link in/out.


+1

You just can't beat Icetoolz when it comes to these things. Excellent quality.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:59 pm 
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Location: Aberdeen
I got one of the small Park chain tools, works just fine, and didn't cost £30 :)

http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/park-ct5c-mini-chain-brute-chain-tool-id7565.html

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:13 pm 
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Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:10 pm
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Location: London
Tesco do one that's O,K I have had two as the first pin snapped.
I have the same problem with crank tools broken ICETOOLS, RALEIGH and two others can't remember the brand names. Don't PARK TOOLS come with a lifetime guarantee my cone spanners did?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:57 pm 
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Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
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Location: New Forest, UK
Buy cheap, get cheese. Pay a bit more and it lasts forever. The little Park one has lasted around 20 years for me.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:14 pm 
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I bought one if those x tools tool kits from crc that's the one I've just broke my other two were the same type.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:02 pm 
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Location: NYC
hamster wrote:
Buy cheap, get cheese. Pay a bit more and it lasts forever.

This.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:02 pm 
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That's it X tools the steel thread had no chance against the aluminium. Hamster your defo right ygwypf.


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