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atrokz JordanCarr's article
Mar 26, 2014 at 7:50
Mar 26, 2014
Park Tool EK-1 Tool Kit - Review
I take this kit as something intended for a team mechanic or privateer who may need to fix something he/she doesn't normally use. The case is worth something too. But yea, for your own use, build something up. Those cutters are amazing though. One decade with mine thus far and I've used it for everything from automotive to cutting weld filler.
atrokz JordanCarr's article
Mar 26, 2014 at 7:15
Mar 26, 2014
Park Tool EK-1 Tool Kit - Review
Yea, mix and match, but $6-700 is pretty normal for a full home tool kit, minus the stand/press/vice/etc. Bear in mind we're in Canada where things cost more.
atrokz JordanCarr's article
Mar 26, 2014 at 6:42
Mar 26, 2014
Park Tool EK-1 Tool Kit - Review
^ that's a good way to go about it. Bahco for wrenches. etc etc. There are better tools from companies like that, whereas you would be hard pressed to find better bike tools than Park. so a the end you're still in around $700 but you've got a good collection. Not the biggest fan of craftsman for automotive though. I broke 2 1/2" drive 24" ratchets, so went to snap on for those. People need to remember good tools should last decades, so while they seem *expensive* to 13 year olds, they are cheaper in the long run.
atrokz JordanCarr's article
Mar 26, 2014 at 6:30
Mar 26, 2014
Park Tool EK-1 Tool Kit - Review
When you get older, and wiser, and hopefully more experienced with breaking off cheap ratchet drives or rounding bolds with cheap tools, you'll change your opinion. I can bet on it.
atrokz JordanCarr's article
Mar 26, 2014 at 6:15
Mar 26, 2014
Park Tool EK-1 Tool Kit - Review
"So essentially this kit is for wealthy middle age suburban dwelling roadies who have never actually wrenched on a bike and therefor don't own any of the tools yet, but are willing to drop $700 on an all in one kit thay they dont know how to use to show off to their roadie friends at the next meet... " Ummmm, you do realize most shops use Park Tool for a reason, right? $700 is a lot for tools? Says someone who I wouldn't trust with a spanner to save my life. As a T&D maker, I spent well over $6000 on my own personal tools. That's upwards of $200 on a simple indicator, $400 on a precision V-Block, and that's not counting the tools I made myself, easily worth in the thousands themselves..... My bike tools are all a high quality mix that I've had since the early 2000s. My automotive tools are well into the thousands. I can bet my entire collection I can run circles around you with regards to anything to do with making or fixing *anything*. It's my profession. So does that make me just someone wanting to show off because I know the difference between a bahco wrench and a Chinese made knockoff? An automotive mechanic spends about the same on his tools. Their chests are worth thousands alone. A good master mechanic will have about $7-10,0000 in tools in his collection. Why? Because unlike you they don't skimp on garbage that will need to be replaced in a years time. And you are bitching about $700 on a portable kit full of top notch tools to bring to the races? I can empirically say this opinion is not one a professional would ever have. There's a saying that goes, "You can tell of a machinists work by his tools" and that is ALWAYS the case. A good bike mechanic will happily spend this much (which isn't even that much) on quality tools they will never need to buy again. Your comment is incorrect. I'm not even going to touch the 'roadie' comment. I haven't touched these comments in a while, but when someone bashes good tools, the gloves are off..... hahahahah
atrokz recklessness's photo
Mar 19, 2014 at 5:30
Mar 19, 2014
Gotcha. That's pretty bad if it warped the block. I can see alu heads warping but a cast iron block. Sheesh.

atrokz nfa2005's photo
Mar 12, 2014 at 8:29
Mar 12, 2014
Too bad they painted over the red. That red was a very high quality powdercoat that kept its sheen for years and years. Easily the best coating in the game. By and far. Then it gets rattlecanned white...... sheesh.

atrokz recklessness's photo
Mar 12, 2014 at 4:49
Mar 12, 2014
4wd or rwd? Currious how bad that 305 is. Would be neat to drop into a 242.

atrokz nfa2005's photo
Mar 12, 2014 at 4:48
Mar 12, 2014
Yea. It's my first M-Pire. Circa 2005. Size is a M.

atrokz nfa2005's photo
Mar 11, 2014 at 9:26
Mar 11, 2014
Looks like my old frame. What's the size on it. Should be stamped on it. Rear triangle? Also, if you're going to keep it raw you'll need to clearcoat it to avoid the oxiding of the surface.

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