Tool of the Year 2012 - input please

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Tool of the Year 2012 - input please

Postby giant man » Mon Oct 08, 2012 14:46 pm

I was thinking maybe this could be a thread where people post in and vote for their best buy tool-wise for this year has been. Could be very helpful for all.

I'll start of by saying the Pedros Vise Whip has been absolutely fantastic since I bought one at the beginning of the year. I never got on with chain whips, but the VW just does it every time with such ease, fantastic tool imo.

What say you guys?
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Re: Tool of the Year 2012 - input please

Postby nicklouse » Mon Oct 08, 2012 14:49 pm

Pedros Bottle opener.
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Re: Tool of the Year 2012 - input please

Postby giant man » Mon Oct 08, 2012 14:53 pm

:wink: do you drink whilst riding then?
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Re: Tool of the Year 2012 - input please

Postby nweststeyn » Mon Oct 08, 2012 14:55 pm

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Re: Tool of the Year 2012 - input please

Postby Ben6899 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 16:41 pm

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Re: Tool of the Year 2012 - input please

Postby Twelly » Mon Oct 08, 2012 17:59 pm

Ben6899 wrote:Nick Clegg.

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Postby houndlegs » Mon Oct 08, 2012 18:28 pm

I thought this was going to be a competition to find the biggest tool on bike radar :twisted:

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Re: Tool of the Year 2012 - input please

Postby nweststeyn » Mon Oct 08, 2012 18:29 pm

houndlegs wrote:I thought this was going to be a competition to find the biggest tool on bike radar :twisted:


I have plenty of nominations, but they all reside in the Pro Race forum.

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Postby unixnerd » Mon Oct 08, 2012 20:26 pm

Snap-On ratcheting screw driver with multiple bits. Just wonderful.
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Postby nathancom » Mon Oct 08, 2012 21:13 pm

nweststeyn wrote:
houndlegs wrote:I thought this was going to be a competition to find the biggest tool on bike radar :twisted:


I have plenty of nominations, but they all reside in the Pro Race forum.
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Re: Tool of the Year 2012 - input please

Postby nicklouse » Mon Oct 08, 2012 21:16 pm

giant man wrote::wink: do you drink whilst riding then?

no just when fixing bikes or answering questions one here.












:wink:


and all the other tools were bought years ago.

unixnerd wrote:Snap-On ratcheting screw driver with multiple bits. Just wonderful.

was when i got one in the '90s guess it is the same. PS they last well.
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Re: Tool of the Year 2012 - input please

Postby KentPhil » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:30 am

Sensible answer:
Bahco Stubby T-handle ratcheting screwdriver.

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Postby jomoj » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:17 pm

a 3ft length of scrap timber with some screws, gaffer tape and webbing straps that I used to up-leverage my pedal spanner to remove a chronically seized thread. Not pocket sized though.

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Postby DaveM399 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:51 pm

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Re: Tool of the Year 2012 - input please

Postby Coach H » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:31 am

giant man wrote:I'll start of by saying the Pedros Vise Whip has been absolutely fantastic since I bought one at the beginning of the year. I never got on with chain whips, but the VW just does it every time with such ease, fantastic tool imo.


You have ended the competition at inception I am afraid. This has been the stand out answer every year since it was introduced. Anyone still using a chain whip needs some form of talking to :lol:
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Postby mallorcajeff » Wed Oct 10, 2012 20:15 pm

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Postby giant man » Thu Oct 11, 2012 06:22 am

Coach H wrote:
giant man wrote:I'll start of by saying the Pedros Vise Whip has been absolutely fantastic since I bought one at the beginning of the year. I never got on with chain whips, but the VW just does it every time with such ease, fantastic tool imo.


You have ended the competition at inception I am afraid. This has been the stand out answer every year since it was introduced. Anyone still using a chain whip needs some form of talking to :lol:

yeah you're probably right there ..
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Re: Tool of the Year 2012 - input please

Postby Bikeit65 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 21:43 pm

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Re: Tool of the Year 2012 - input please

Postby bus_ter » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:46 am

giant man wrote:I'll start of by saying the Pedros Vise Whip has been absolutely fantastic since I bought one at the beginning of the year. I never got on with chain whips, but the VW just does it every time with such ease, fantastic tool imo.


It's a £50-60 tool! Unless you're a bike mechanic how many times a year do you remove a cassette? For the once or twice a year I remove a cassette I don't mind faffing around with a chain whip. For the money I saved I could buy a really nice Ultegra cassette! :D


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