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Multi-tool recommendations?

Muirenn2010-12-12 13:50:27 +0000 #1
I keep looking at the Topeak and Parks multitools. The ones with more functions look great, but I use a small seat-pack and may just want to put the tool in my pocket.

Any thoughts? Maybe I could get one for shorter distances and one for longer, but OTOH, it may be best to get just one. No reason to waste money.

Also liked the look of the 3 Topeaks TE offers:

The smallest one looks so handy. But maybe it's not versatile enough?
MDHillSlug2010-12-12 13:54:04 +0000 #2
Personally, for the small one I'd be afraid to lose all of those loose parts while out on the road. I like the Crank Brothers, the 10 or the 17.
OakLeaf2010-12-12 14:38:48 +0000 #3
Depends how far out in the boonies you get.

I like to have the kitchen sink (Topeak Alien II, spare cables, spare powerlink) when I'm in Ohio. But the tool weighs a ton. If I'm sticking closer to civilization where a phone call could get me a ride within 20 minutes, or I might even be near a bus stop, then all I carry are what I need to make common adjustments or tighten a loose fastener or cleat ... 4,5,6 mm Allen, and a stubby #2 flat blade screwdriver for my cleats. If you have anything that you know tends to come loose, computer or whatever, make sure you have a tool for that.

Plus tire repair stuff of course.



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