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  • Although that tool wall does look dead flashy, you are right. Good tools are worth investing in first time around.

  • I thoroughly agree with buying quality tools and with bike specific ones I always buy Park or Pedros. I have just never seen a bike shop with that many Park tools even if you added up all the multiples hanging up for sale. Maybe my LBS is a bit small. Unfortunatley they only stock Fat Spanner tools which I don't think are as good.

    Personally I buy the general tools (spanners, hex keys, hammers) from general tool companies.

    I love that vending machine.

  • We have Park Tools as well, the main exception tend to be the spanners which isn't difficult to get decent one.

  • We had two full sets of Park at Kinoko, absolutely brill.

  • The only Park Tools that can do one is their tyre levers.

  • Pedros levers are so much better in my experience. Never broken one. Managed to bust a complete Park set trying to get one particularly stubborn Conti tyre on.

  • Wait till you try out the new Bontrager AW2/3 tyres.

    I and the mechanic's thumb is getting sorer by the weeks.

  • You need one of these Ed:

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/park-­tool-tyre-seating-tool-pts1/rp-prod13246­

    The only Park Tools that can do one is their tyre levers.

    Pedros levers are so much better in my experience. Never broken one. Managed to bust a complete Park set trying to get one particularly stubborn Conti tyre on.

    What even the TL4C (the thicker ones I have hanging up?). I'd be impressed if you managed to snap one of those. I should say I got mine for free though.

    I got lucky with buying the rest to be honest as Pro Bike Kit had a big sale on Park tools, I bought a few, then they sent me a code for another 10% off, so I got some really good prices. Bought the rest of the stuff from Bicycle Discount in Germany who were cheaper for some things.

  • these i found great

  • The only Park Tools that can do one is their tyre levers.

    • GP2, CT7 (snapped the pin quite a few times) and TL-FC24 oh and HHP-3 is a bit shit too.
  • This one is probably my favourite.

    Although if I could afford this....

    • GP2, CT7 (snapped the pin quite a few times) and TL-FC24 oh and HHP-3 is a bit shit too.

    Good shout, the iBeam is terrible, the CN-10 wear out fast, CC-2 doesn't give an accurate measure compare to the original CC-3.2.

  • What even the TL4C (the thicker ones I have hanging up?). I'd be impressed if you managed to snap one of those. I should say I got mine for free though.

    The TL1 specifically.

  • Have been using that cable cutters every day for a year or so, still going strong. Chain checker is fine too. That tyre levers are the worst.

  • The TL1 specifically.

    They're the ones, easily bust.

  • I've got these but have probably used one once.

  • Well, all this really, plus a TS2.2 and a few bits and bobs. It's all a mess though and really needs organising properly with a fancy tool wall too.

  • Fancy ;)

    these i found great

    Good, they're the ones I've got!

    the CN-10 wear out fast, CC-2 doesn't give an accurate measure compare to the original CC-3.2.

    Ed you know that the CN-10 need sharpening eventually?

    I'm glad I bought the CC-3.2 not the CC-2 then. It did seem to get better reviews, plus was cheaper.

    I've got these but have probably used one once.

    I am very nervous about the idea of steel tire levers used on alu rims. Is this wrong?

  • Speaking of Park (still) (sorry) I ordered the stand below from Tweeks, because they were cheapest and said it would be about 10 days. Figured I could wait.

    They have taken payment and emailed me to say it will arrive in March. Ish.

    Given that space are scrace, have you thought about having a wall mounted work stand? save up a lots of footprint.

    http://images.fatbirds.co.uk/images/mad/­qkprs4w1.jpg?maxheight=1200

    Tempted to cancel it, as this one is in stock for a good price at CRC:

    Funnily enough, yes I have. Was looking at this one, not sure what the differences are, need to have a read up.

    [Img]http://di1-3.shoppingshadow.com/images/p­i/68/69/a7/120680489-260x260-0-0_park+to­ol+park+tool+professional+wall+mount+sta­nd.jpg[/URL]

    But it's probably worth holding out for the top one, right?

  • I prefer the clamp on the bottom one.

  • Hmm, before everyone said they prefered the top one!

    Why do you prefer the bottom one? Looks a bit fiddly?

  • It's what is on my home stand and is pretty easy to use, I've got a couple of the others at work, I'd say they're a bit sturdier but more awkward to adjust and easier to squish stuff, it might just be because the ones at work are old and well used. The bottom one's quick release is nice and you can still adjust the tightness easily by hand when clamped down whereas I find the top needs adjusting first then clamping or it's a bit tight so you end up doing a few trial and error clamp adjustments, although you can use a spanner to adjust a bit afterwards.

  • A new one would probably be fine but I find myself avoiding those stands and sticking to ones without a quick release bit at all over them.

  • ^^ Hmm, thanks. That's pretty much what I'd figured.

    I have a very similar clamp on an el cheapo Raleigh supplied freestanding stand at the moment so I know what you mean about trial and error clamp adjustments.

    Looking again at the Park website and comparing the spec, the PRS4W2 (the black and blue one) has "Fully Adjustable Clamping Pressure Prevents Damage To Thin-Walled Tubes", the PRS4W1 (the silver one) doesn't.

    I think I'd feel safer with the option of adjustable clamp pressure so I don't squish anything. Squishing anything would be BAD.

  • A new one would probably be fine but I find myself avoiding those stands and sticking to ones without a quick release bit at all over them.

    I'm not sure what you mean by this though? Avoiding which stands?

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