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Just a thread with some homemade tools for emergencies.

Last saterday afternoon I needed to replace my casette before the Sunday race.

So here's my chainwhip

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stewie9112010-06-01 10:43:21
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Cool thread and cool tool. I have used a vice-grip instead of a spanner before but I like the gritty simplicity of yours. What size spanner worked?  What do you call this contraption?

 

I'll contribute too. Here's my "cup jaws". I use it to hammer out headset cups. You squeeze the jaws a bit, insert it into the head tube and then engage it with the headset cup from the inside. A hammer at the other end provides the persuasion required.

 

It is made from a piece of steel electrical conduit. Your friendly electrician should be able to give you a piece. Saw a slit, bend open and file the tip so that it is nice and parallel again.

 

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This is the close-up view showing the filing work on the extreme left face.

 

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This is the complete tool.
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i used one side of small pruning shears for my chain wip. works lekker but pruning shears saw their gat

 

looks somin like this but not quite, this is as close as its gonna get picher wise

 

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I know quite a few tools that were made at home. smiley36.gif

 

 

 

The only tool I "made" is my chain checking ruler. It's a 12"+ ruler with two extra markings scribed in in 1/16" and 1/8" positions.

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i used one side of small pruning shears for my chain wip. works lekker but pruning shears saw their gat

 

looks somin like this but not quite' date=' this is as close as its gonna get picher wise

 

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That looks like some medieval torture instrument!!

 

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I once used a spade to remove a front chain ring

 

What did that cost to relpace the chain rings?Big%20smile
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dude, I'm gonna try and get a pic for you of the tool a mate of mine made to straighten a derailleur hanger

 

You are going to k@k in your broek pant when you see this thing, it's very cool.
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i used one side of small pruning?shears for my chain wip. works lekker but pruning shears saw their gat

 

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looks somin like this but not quite' date=' this is as close as its gonna get picher wise

 

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Did you pick that thing up after a full scale gang war on the flats?

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Will a little custom made sag gauge for the shock on a Scott MC frame count .. those shocks are pull activated so you can't use an o-ring to measure sag .. will post pic in the morning ... if it count's that is :)

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I believe in the right tool for the job...

 

 

 

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Modified spanner to push brake pistons back

 

 

 

 

 

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Flatbar with sharp leading edge to push brakepads apart before replacing them

 

 

 

 

 

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Simple alu pipe with ring to hold stem/bar etc when servicing fork

 

 

 

 

 

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Rear derailer hanger straightner

 

 

 

 

 

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Headset press - used infrequently

 

 

 

 

 

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Multiple picks made of old spokes for variety of uses

 

 

 

 

 

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Wheel truing stand - made out of angle alu, pop-riveted together, for benchpress - works wonderfully!

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I believe in the right tool for the job...

 

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Modified spanner to push brake pistons back 

 

 

Where's the mod? And why not use a large screwdriver?

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