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Old 2017-12-10, 02:34 AM   #91
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The qu ax multi tool looks good I don't know the cost or how big it is , I usually only carry a couple of Allen keys so far I haven't needed more than this.
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Old 2017-12-10, 04:09 PM   #92
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Local cycle shops are all big on the Park brand of cycle tools. Are they really the best, or is there some sort of kickback, incentive for them over other brands? Is another brand better?

How good are the QU-AX tool kits I listed above? As good as the Park brand?
I have been a bike mechanic for 35 years. In that time I have used a lot of tools from various companies, and for the most part Park tools have been substandard. Given a choice I prefer VAR, Eldi (Unior now), or Cyclus tools to Park. Unfortunately, being in the US makes european bike tools difficult to get.

Certain Park tools like bike repair stands are excellent. Park crank extractors are great. Other tools are made from metal that just wears out, or is brittle. I don't no how many broken Park pedal wrenches I've seen (at one shop I worked in we had 3 broken ones), but I know that I've never seen a broken Eldi pedal wrench.

For general purpose mechanics tools such as allen wrenches you are generally better off getting tools from the hardware store.
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