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07-06-22, 09:43 AM
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Posted By smd4

The Hozan construction is noticeably thicker and...

The Hozan construction is noticeably thicker and doesn't use unnecessary gimmicks like the ratchet.
07-06-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 768
Posted By smd4

Vice grips is a good recommendation. Another...

Vice grips is a good recommendation. Another general purpose tool that hasn't been mentioned yet: Simple scissors. Useful for trimming bar tape, etc. Kitchen shears my be a little more robust.
07-05-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 768
Posted By smd4

I found the Park fourth hand (and the copy-cat...

I found the Park fourth hand (and the copy-cat Pedro's) to be difficult to use at best. They use thinner metal, which makes grabbing the cable more difficult. The Hozan is identical to the tool we...
07-01-22, 08:29 PM
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Views: 768
Posted By smd4

I guess I was referring to box/open end wrenches...

I guess I was referring to box/open end wrenches and such. Screw drivers and hex wrenches…absolutely.
07-01-22, 07:33 PM
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Views: 768
Posted By smd4

A No. 2 JIS is perfect for limit screws. Maybe...

A No. 2 JIS is perfect for limit screws. Maybe not so much for a regular Phillips.
07-01-22, 08:53 AM
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Views: 768
Posted By smd4

I'd say that even the brands that you can get at...

I'd say that even the brands that you can get at your local Home Depot of Lowes like Craftsman or Kobalt are more than sufficient.
07-01-22, 08:41 AM
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Posted By smd4

You can use whatever hammer you want, though I...

You can use whatever hammer you want, though I doubt you'll find many claw hammers in bike shops. Traditionally, claw hammers are used for hammering nails and such; ball peen hammers are...
06-30-22, 02:00 PM
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Views: 768
Posted By smd4

Um, Bill--you do know that sjanzeir isn't the...

Um, Bill--you do know that sjanzeir isn't the originator of this particular thread, right?
06-30-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 768
Posted By smd4

I think for the most part, this is true. I...

I think for the most part, this is true. I already had most tools I need (I built my bike from the frame up), but a couple years ago, my right pedal loosened up. I had never thought about it until...
06-30-22, 01:24 PM
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Views: 768
Posted By smd4

We would use it, for example, to knock loose a...

We would use it, for example, to knock loose a stuck quill stem bolt (using a piece of wood to protect the bolt head). Quite a common occurrence in a shop. Besides, it's always wise to have a hammer...
06-30-22, 01:19 PM
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Views: 768
Posted By smd4

I know you have me on "ignore," but that's pretty...

I know you have me on "ignore," but that's pretty harsh. BTW, sjanzeir would be "implying," you would be inferring.
06-30-22, 11:08 AM
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Views: 768
Posted By smd4

I'll preface this by saying you may already have...

I'll preface this by saying you may already have a lot of these tools in your home tool box (and I see that you do from the post above). Anyway...

--Set of metric open/box end wrenches up to 17mm;...
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