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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:19 pm 
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Looking to get a new chain tool now that I've upgraded to Shimano 11 speed. Which chain tool do you like?

Been looking at the park CT4.3 but sort of on the fence about it since it wouldn't work with single speed chains. Pedro's Tutto looks promising but what other good options should I look into?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:42 pm 
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Shimano TL-CN28


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:37 pm 
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Park chain tools are fine, never needed anything else.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:38 pm 
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The park 4.3 is nice. Why wouldn't it work with SS chains? I've use it just fine.

I like the Park 3.2 better though and it is species to work with any chain... if official endorsement matters to you :)




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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:36 am 
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Rohloff Revolver 3.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:50 am 
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Pedro's tutto is very nice.
In general, Park tools are inferior. Sorry, but it's true. Threads will have more play, more room for pin misalignment, among other things.
If you have a bike with thick "heavy duty" 1/8" chains, you might very well need a separate tool for that, run-of-the-mill 1/8" ones will be fine though.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:44 am 
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I've been using the Acor ATL-2716 chain tool, and i must say, that this is by far the best chain tool i tried. I highly recommend it to anyone. It works with any kind of chain.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:07 pm 
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Another Pedro user. Had the Park and broke pins all the time.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:33 pm 
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for the workshop, Pedros.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:30 pm 
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Lezyne makes a nice 11 speed chain tool for around $40.00


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:09 am 
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Most people use chain tools these days to just remove pins, and they typically do the joining with a PowerLink or whatever. So, if you just need a tool to remove pins and not to fit them, choice of chain tool is really not that critical. As such, something heavy duty will have more life in it.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:08 am 
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Thanks for the feedback everyone! :beerchug:

@Valbrona That's true. It has been a while since I fitted a pin lol.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:53 pm 
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Park ct3.2 for me ...years of service from mine .


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esfrost wrote:
I've been using the Acor ATL-2716 chain tool, and i must say, that this is by far the best chain tool i tried. I highly recommend it to anyone. It works with any kind of chain.

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I have one of these under a different name.. It's the bloody best chain tool.. 11/8 track chain, 10 speed, 9 speed, 11 speed from the big 3. And if you drop a c spaner between the preload screw and the the back of the chain and you can set and shot peen a campag 11 speed chain rivet :thumbup:

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