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Weight Weenie Tools(4 posts)

Weight Weenie ToolsMeDotOrg
Aug 13, 2001 7:10 AM
People will spend an extra $50 to shave a few grams off handlebars, and then throw a tool in their bag that eats up the difference. I love my Topeak Alien, but svelte it's not.

Does anyone make tools for the weight weenie?
re: Weight Weenie ToolsMikeC
Aug 13, 2001 7:18 AM
Go to www.bicycling.com and check out their Product of the Day archives. They did a whole week of reviews on tools about two weeks ago, including the weights.
Ritchey CPR4Alpedhuez55
Aug 13, 2001 9:09 AM
I think this is the best tool out there. It is a pair or tire levers with a flat screwdriver, spoke wrench, 5&6mm allen wrenches and 8,9 and 10mm box end wrenches. I will carry that, a patch kit and a chain tool and I can handle most repairs. They are only $4 for the pair. They are the best buy in a multitoool. I also have a small Park Multitool. It has a screwdriver 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8mm hex keys, 8, 9, and 10mm Box wrenches. This goes for about $7. The wrenches on both of these are well placed and offer a lot of leverage. This is lacling in most minitools.

Neither of the above tools have a chain tool. I like to carry a separate chain tool since most minitools do not have enough leverage to break a chain. The alien is great for a tour or a longer ride but theses two tools will handle most of your repairs without a weight penalty.
Blackburn @ 25 g. (nm)grzy mnky
Aug 13, 2001 1:42 PM