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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:12 pm 
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Might go for the cheaper park one then??


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:16 pm 
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My X-tools is really nice, comes with extra bits and the pressure is taken up by the movable end part. All my other ones I've had eventually gave up and a resting plate snapped eventually. All types over the years of that simpler design as above.
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=10185

it's the best I've used.
just remember what the end bit is for, you adjust it to rest against the plate, else it'll end up like the rest I would guess.
Comfy to use as well.

It's the force these widened end chains need that destroys them


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:43 pm 
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I use one of the baby Park Tools one that I've had for years. Replaceable pins too.

The Shimano ones are supposed to be ace but are very expensive.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:53 pm 
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These work fine. Comes with two pins.
http://www.charliethebikemonger.com/bbb ... -294-p.asp


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:06 pm 
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I've got one of these.

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_823289_langId_-1_categoryId_242558

Good as gold! An cheap to boot.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:13 pm 
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The little Park Chain Brute is nice, well made and spare pins are available easily. If you use a chain tool a lot though, the CT3 is worth every penny. It's a joy to use and will last beyond eternity. :)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:45 am 
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I'd go for a Park CT-3 as it'll last! You can replace the pins as required and it just feels nice to use. Before that I went through a chain tool every year or so (fixing a lot of bikes tbf)


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