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Campy vs. Shimano. Same Park Tools?????(5 posts)

Campy vs. Shimano. Same Park Tools?????rtyszko
Aug 1, 2002 11:05 AM
Hey, any difference in the types of tools necessary to fix/maintain Campy vs. Shimano stuff? I have a Park tool box that works well on all of my Shimano stuff and I'd hate to add the cost of more tools to my budget if I buy a bike with Campy stuff.

Bob Tyszko
re: Campy vs. Shimano. Same Park Tools?????da cyclist
Aug 1, 2002 12:10 PM
Off the top of my head, I think you'd have to add a $7 cassette lockring and bottom bracket tool. I don't think there are any other differences.
That's about it...Velocipedio
Aug 1, 2002 6:49 PM
Aside from the cassette lockring and BB, as has been observed, you only really need a 5mm and 12mm allen key for most Campy stuff, and the 12mm is just for the crank bolts. STI cable cutters work just as well with Campy cables and housing.
That's about it...eddie m
Aug 1, 2002 7:12 PM
I think a Shimano lockring tool will work OK in a Campy cassette lockring (but not the reverse), but I don't think I would use it on a Campy bottom bracket. There's also a Campy 10 speed chain tool, but I'm not sure that it's better than a Park.
That's about it...Velocipedio
Aug 2, 2002 5:06 AM
Good point. The old 10sp chains required a "Permalink," and that required a special -- and very expensive -- tool, although, to be honest, linear-pull vise grips worked just as well. The new 10sp chain doesn't require a Permalink, though Campy still recommends a very expensive chain tool that looks like -- wait for it -- a chain tool. However, I am given to understand that you can use a regular chain tool on the new chain.