Tacx or other decent cone spanners?

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MajorMantra
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Tacx or other decent cone spanners?

Postby MajorMantra » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:50 am

I want some decent cone spanners, not the awful stamped metal things that come in cheap toolkits. At my old work we used Cyclo which are decent, but wondering if there's something cheaper that's not rubbish. I saw these Tacx ones - anyone tried them?:

http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k831/a ... t4520.html

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Re: Tacx or other decent cone spanners?

Postby MajorMantra » Thu Jan 17, 2013 16:12 pm

Clearly the cone spanner omertà is still in effect. I thought we'd entered a new era of openness...

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Re: Tacx or other decent cone spanners?

Postby keef66 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 17:06 pm

I have some cheapo stamped things, but they do the job. Their relatively infrequent use means I'll likely not replace them.

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Re: Tacx or other decent cone spanners?

Postby MajorMantra » Thu Jan 17, 2013 17:08 pm

I want them for frequent use though, so that type is not suitable for my purposes.

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Re: Tacx or other decent cone spanners?

Postby smidsy » Thu Jan 17, 2013 17:39 pm

As a general rule Park Tools are worth a look.
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Re: Tacx or other decent cone spanners?

Postby MajorMantra » Thu Jan 17, 2013 17:56 pm

smidsy wrote:As a general rule Park Tools are worth a look.


Well, yes, but I was wondering about cheaper ones, since Park stuff is as expensive or more so than Cyclo.

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Re: Tacx or other decent cone spanners?

Postby philvantwo » Thu Jan 17, 2013 18:30 pm

Did buy a parktool toolkit with a set of cone spanners included, still prefer to use my 30 year old campag ones, not sure if you can still get them, they're beautiful things!

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Re: Tacx or other decent cone spanners?

Postby DesWeller » Thu Jan 17, 2013 20:03 pm

I use the cro-mo Ice Toolz spanners from UKBikeStore. They feel pretty good but I don't give them much stick so can't give them that reassuring 'time and duty served' stamp of approval.

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Re: Tacx or other decent cone spanners?

Postby migrantwing » Thu Jan 17, 2013 23:56 pm

MajorMantra wrote:I want some decent cone spanners, not the awful stamped metal things that come in cheap toolkits. At my old work we used Cyclo which are decent, but wondering if there's something cheaper that's not rubbish. I saw these Tacx ones - anyone tried them?:

http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k831/a ... t4520.html

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Tacx stuff is very good.

A lot of Cyclo tools are identical to Halfraud's BikeHut stuff, just with different branding. In fact, I think Halfraud's sell Cyclo cable cutters. Generic tools!!

X-Tools stuff is sturdy. Had a Cyclo chain checking tool which cost around £7 and it was like tin foil. The X-Tools replacement cost half of that and is sturdy as hell. I think it's best to mix and match brands. Park Tool range is extensive, but expensive for what it is. Their screwdrivers are like Birthday candles, they're so soft.

Super B is very sturdy stuff also, and a good price. I'd have bought their brand had I not already shelled out on a variety of X-Tools stuff.

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/super-b-cone ... prod28516/
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