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richaricha Posts: 1,634
edited April 2009 in Road buying advice
Thinking about buying one of these:
Topeak Chain Tool Super

What other tools would I need. I was reckoning I could add a 4mm allen bit and possible a flat head bit and be done (These two bits would fit into this tool to use).

Small, light, cheap.

What have I forgotten?


  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    Tyre levers.

    I have that Topeak chain tool, it's grand...
  • dennisndennisn Posts: 10,587
    As a tool to carry on the bike it looks fine. I have a Crank Bros. multi tool and it works great as a carry on(has a chain tool). Have never needed anything more. If you're buying this as a home shop tool then I would say go for the larger shop style tool. A bit more expensive but I have found that breaking a chain with a "mini" breaker to be somewhat difficult. I like something big enough to hold the chain well, and be big enough to be able to get my hands on it for a good grip and leverage. Still for on the road use and even home use you seem to have picked a decent one.

    Dennis Noward
  • richaricha Posts: 1,634
    For use on the road. It has chain breaker, 5mm & 6mm allen. If I add 4mm & flat head reckon I have all the bases covered.

    Want to fit 2 tubes, tools, 2 levers into here: ... o-ec017761

    This seems to be the smallest tool/chain tool out there.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    It is small and perfectly formed. It does the job too. It even has some clips to hold a couple of chain links...
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