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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:26 pm 
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Aldi are introducing a bike tool kit, alongside their bike stand this Sunday as part of their Sunday Specials range.

Are they any good? I don't have any kit for things like replacing chains or replacing bottom brackets.

Here it is:

https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/s ... -tool-kit/


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:34 pm 
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To get you going it's great, probably the tools won't last forever but for infrequent usage will be sufficient. How often do you expect to swap out bottom brackets anyway?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:48 pm 
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hamster wrote:
To get you going it's great, probably the tools won't last forever but for infrequent usage will be sufficient. How often do you expect to swap out bottom brackets anyway?


Well, not very often, but they're not disposable tools so that shouldn't matter.

It's going to be used on this Kona restoration I'm about to start on, and maybe a future build or two.

I am a beginner, so these should suffice.

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:56 pm 
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The chain splitter is made from dairylea, but otherwise they're ok.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:59 pm 
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Chopper1192 wrote:
The chain splitter is made from dairylea, but otherwise they're ok.


Haha. Good to know! Thanks!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:22 pm 
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Hi rich,
It's probably not bad for £20.

The one tool you will need, not in that kit, will save hours of swearing.. Is proper cable cutters. The DIY electrical cable cutters you may have at home.. Just don't work very well.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:20 pm 
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Agree whole heartedly with that Dablk, best £30 I ever spent was on a proper set of Park Tool cable cutters - just awesome :).


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:29 pm 
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I've never had a problem cutting stainless steel brake cables with my electrical side cutters (they are professional ones though)...

The only concern I'd have on that tool kit is the length of the handle on the combined BB tool/chainwhip...

Aside from what Chopper already said about the chainsplitter made of cheese :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:00 pm 
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I use a set of Teng side cutters for cables, perfect. I'm not especially impressed with Park gear, and some of the prices they charge for tools that are identical to other brands (except for the 'Park' screen printing) is a bit rich, and the quality of a lot of it isn't all that.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:38 pm 
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And by the sound of it, if all else fails, you can make a cheese sandwich out of the chain splitter, yummy!


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