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Park MTB-3 multi-tool(4 posts)

Park MTB-3 multi-toolUncle Tim
Sep 25, 2003 5:40 PM
Someone in the Park Tool advertising department did a great job, because I saw an ad somewhere for a Park MTB-3 multi-tool and it stuck in my head. I am a big Park Tool fan, anyway.

Over the years, it's gotten to where I carry lots of stuff and I get very frustrated searching in my saddle bag for the spoke wrench, the flat head screwdriver, the 5mm allen wrench, whatever.

I have told myself that I NEED a Park Tool MTB-3 because it looks like it is small and has EVERYTHING.

I've never seen one in the flesh, so I have to wonder if is as compact as advertised and I'd like to know exactly how much one weighs before I order one. (I've never seen a weight figure given.) Is there anyone out there who can tell me the weight of one of these Park multitools?

Thanks in advance,

Your Uncle
9.9 ozkenyee
Sep 26, 2003 7:55 AM
Threw it on my postal scale. One half is 3.7 oz, another 3.2, and the chain tool is 2.7 (yeah, it doesn't add up, but it's not that accurate :-)
I'm not sure any of these multitools are as small as they look in ads...when you put them together in travel shape, they're pretty fat.

I was waiting to use it in a field repair before I wrote up a review of it, but it seems pretty sturdy. Plastic is not cheapy feeling.

Only wish I had was that the hex wrenches were a bit longer because the blue "handle" part of it gets in the way when you're trying to spin it, the blue handle part smacks into stuff. You can rotate the wrench towards the handle by 90 degrees if you want more torque or pull it out parallel to the handle to "spin" it.

E.g., trying to loosen/tighten campy ergo levers onto handlebars...why in the world they they put that hex bolt wayyyyy up underneath the rubber hood cover???? It's almost impossible to reach it unless you yank that cover back realllllly hard and jam the hex wrench into it, but then you still end up stripping some metal off the bolt head...
Thanks for the review! Very much appreciated!!! nmUncle Tim
Sep 26, 2003 11:37 AM
no prob. email if you want more measurementskenyee
Sep 26, 2003 12:25 PM
this thread scrolled off the main page, so I probably won't check it again...