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mattyfez



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:01 am    Post subject: All in one tool kits? Reply with quote

Hey,

I'm on the look out for a kit that includes a frame bag, including a pump, multi tool inc. chain tool, and puncture kit, this looks pretty good value: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Roswheel-Bicycle-Cycling-Repair-Maintenance/dp  /B00AH95D8S/ref=sr_1_12?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1405846281&sr=1-12&keywo rds=bike+tool+kit

Just wondering what others are using and/or if it's better to buy all the bits separately, a kit looks like a neater and cheaper solution though, any thoughts?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally, I wouldn't bother with that kit. A decent multi tool alone will cost more than that, and then there's the pump, bag ............! The last ting you want is to be in the middle of nowhere and your pump or multi breaks! Shocked
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Samw1se



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw this on the related products

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bicycle-Saddle-Portable-Cycling-Outdoor/dp/B00 CCXUNIW/ref=pd_sim_sg_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0HZS7WVK8ESCKXBJK2CK

And also this
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bike-Tool-Plus-Punture-Repair/dp/B0013BEY8E/re f=pd_bxgy_sg_img_y

I brought the multitool in a draper toolkit similar to the one u showed a link too but the bag and pump were rubbish but the multitool absolutely brilliant! I still use it to this day it's still my favourite multi tool for the workshop however don't really use it on the trail as I have a leazyne one which has a chain splitter aswell and is lighter but I still prefer the cheaper one to use

From experience I've never found those cheap mini pump that works well so maybe this would be better? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Weldtite-WEL7008-Jetvalve-Tyre-Inflator/dp/B00 14BQHRO/ref=pd_sim_sg_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=1HYNCJA1JVTYEJAB4B49

For punctures I'd go with the stick on ones much quicker and easier http://www.amazon.co.uk/Slime-Skabs-Peel-Stick-Patches/dp/B0011YHCY6/r ef=sr_1_sc_2?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1407968696&sr=1-2-spell&keywords=Sti cky+repair+patches

Another cheap multi tool I've seen recently is this one
https://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/TOPHMULTI/phaart-multi-tool-with-chain-sp litter

And a quick look I also found
https://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/TOPHGP04S/phaart-sbd-mini-pump

https://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/TOJWTL/jobsworth-tyre-levers

https://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/TOOO11IN1/on-one-11-in-1-multitool

https://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/TOOO11IN1/on-one-11-in-1-multitool

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are plenty of cheap tools out there and plenty of good tools out there - the trick is finding one that fits both criteria!

As Nick implies, the last thing to do is buy something cheap in the hope that it will work properly when you rely on it the most.

In terms of bang-per-buck, Park are overpriced but I'd consider items from this range. I have a couple of their bits and they're good.

http://bikes.merlincycles.com/search?view=grid&cnt=32&w=icetoolz#

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I`ve got this,it fit almost everything on my bike,i just need 1 extra allen key.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/topeak-hexus-ii-folding-tool/rp-pro d47016?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Shopping&utm_name=UnitedKingdom&gs =1&gclid=Cj0KEQjwvLGfBRDfkrr19KDS-7YBEiQA8CoFJzp57P3Y5OEZgMsDw3x3sKV67 -rBbpKr-y8EAYKyCWEaArw48P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, was looking at the crank broadband multittool, but that seems toffit the bbillffor a little less!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out on-one site they have some good tools
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crank brothers multi tool has life time guarantee says it all ul regret it at the worse possible time.

Same with pump leyzene mini drive is all that I use and I'd never buy another type again 120 psi easy

Don't worry about a big kit take spare tubes n a few emergency park tool patches co2 is great if it doesn't burst in the bag.


Good pump n tubes n good multi tool

Strong levers are a must again buy good ones not cheap sh*t

I've binned loads of cheap cycling crap and learnt the hard way

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crank brothers multi tool has life time guarantee says it all ul regret it at the worse possible time.

Same with pump leyzene mini drive is all that I use and I'd never buy another type again 120 psi easy

Don't worry about a big kit take spare tubes n a few emergency park tool patches co2 is great if it doesn't burst in the bag.


Good pump n tubes n good multi tool

Strong levers are a must again buy good ones not cheap sh*t

I've binned loads of cheap cycling crap and learnt the hard way

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1

Just to add to that, no metal levers either if you want to keep the paint on your rims.

I learned that one the hard way too

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Threevok wrote:
+1

Just to add to that, no metal levers either if you want to keep the paint on your rims.

I learned that one the hard way too


Thanks all, I've now bought a velo champion mini pump, cheap but it works so fairly happy with it.

Just waiting delivery of a continental bag/tube/lever kit as I've already suffered a puncture Laughing and wouldn't like to get caught out again as I've started doing 20k round trips once or twice a week.

Bought it as I want a spare tube anyway and it comes with levers in a nice little bag, presumably the leavers in that kit are ok/ gotta be better than the tea spoon I ruined on the first tube swap lol!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing @ Tea Spoon

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That kit might get you started if you're on a tight budget, but if you're thinking long term, then buy everything separately.

Topeak and Crank Brothers multi-tools are the usual recommendations. I have this one personally, it is 10 years old now and showing no signs of letting up:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/topeak-18-mini-tool/rp-prod11318?ut m_source=Google&utm_medium=Shopping&utm_name=UnitedKingdom&gs=1&gclid= CJjJ3L7mp8ACFVDKtAodigIAWQ&gclsrc=aw.ds

Puncture repairs kits can be had for £2 in Tesco. As good as anything really. Though some of the new instant patches are handy to have if you don't want to be waiting around.

A decent pump is nice to have. (You'll probably find yourself agreeing when you're turning blue, trying to get your tyres up to a reasonable pressure on a frosty December morning). Also something reliable. The last thing you want is it exploding all over the place! I treated myself to a Lezyne Alloy Drive, but doesn't have to anything mega expensive. Cheap ones will still get you out of a sticky situation.

Saddle bags. Some are better than others. I've had cheap ones fail. Currently using a Topeak, which seems OK.

If you want really cheap. ALDI usually do a toolkit complete with saddle bag for about a fiver. But they only do the deal about once or twice a year. The saddle bag lasted me a while to be fair. But the multi tool is shite. [/url]

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the last starfighter wrote:
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Saddle bags. Some are better than others. I've had cheap ones fail. Currently using a Topeak, which seems OK.

If you want really cheap. ALDI usually do a toolkit complete with saddle bag for about a fiver. But they only do the deal about once or twice a year. The saddle bag lasted me a while to be fair. But the multi tool is shite. [/url]


I bought a saddle bag from Wilkinson for less than a tenner, The zip broke almost immediately, so I got a refund on it.

I replaced it with Topeak equivalent and it's a thousand times better made, seems very robust, as it's defiantly had some abuse and the stitching and zips are holding well, it's the medium size one, and it's currently holding quite a hefty cable which is stretching it a bit when its all zipped up.
I've strapped a bottle to the side of it using it's strap.. touch wood it hasn't dropped to bits yet Cool



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mattyfez wrote:
I replaced it with Topeak equivalent ... the medium size one...


I think I have the same one. One thing that bugs me though, is the way the zip runs under the saddle, making it a right pain in the a**e to unzip! Aside from that, it's perfect.

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