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Lannarchy oakley's article
Jul 15, 2016 at 3:41
Jul 15, 2016
Lannarchy mikelevy's article
Jul 15, 2016 at 0:22
Jul 15, 2016
Favorite Tools of the Mechanics - EWS Round 4, La Thuile, Italy
@hampsteadbandit: Exactly, zero channel lock or generic type pliers. Even got one of them fancy torque wrenches in there. I Like it!
Lannarchy mikelevy's article
Jul 14, 2016 at 23:46
Jul 14, 2016
Favorite Tools of the Mechanics - EWS Round 4, La Thuile, Italy
@mnorris122: Professional mechanics use task specific pliers every day. Needle nose to reach, side cutters to cut or lift thin lips, duck bills (personal fave for cotter keying) for the inbetween and so on. People keep talking about generic pliers like they a default tool, they are not. We have several sets of channel lock (which would be the family these fall into) and generic pliers in our kits but virtually never use them.
Lannarchy mikelevy's article
Jul 14, 2016 at 22:41
Jul 14, 2016
Favorite Tools of the Mechanics - EWS Round 4, La Thuile, Italy
@swan3609: Hahaha That's what I figured but the mere mention made me cringe. If I'm in a light acft stuck in some crevice of Alaska or somehow stuck on a desert island and just need to limp home, sure, adjustables all the way. Hell Ill bang a socket out of a coconut if I have to but outside of something dire where the reward outweighs the risk there is just no way. I just don't see that kind of risk/reward situation existing when it comes to bike mx (especially at a pro level). Unless you're schlepping a pair around in your camel back that is. I am in no way saying they are a bad tool, my point is solely that they are a Band-Aid bridge between much more specific and better tools. If you're going into BFE and can only carry X amount of weight in X amount of space I'm sure they can flll that niche like a champ.
Lannarchy mikelevy's article
Jul 14, 2016 at 1:57
Jul 14, 2016
Favorite Tools of the Mechanics - EWS Round 4, La Thuile, Italy
@Axxe: while I'm sure its effective in a lot of places there is a reason there is a "right tool for the job". Simply getting the job done does not make it that. No mater what kind of cowboy mx clich├ęs follow this comment. Endorsing what is not necessarily the wrong tool for the job (lets say using an ice pick as a hammer) as a miracle cure only hurts a home mechanic that may not fully understand how quickly a mediocre tool (not in build quality but designed intended use) will chew up parts. While the nut or fastener you ruin might not be expensive, its a hell of a lot different than when a pit crew with an available benchstock shreds something from Joe Blow striping something at the house and having to wait a week (or 6) for it to come in. Get the tool designed to do the job you're doing.
Lannarchy mikelevy's article
Jul 14, 2016 at 0:34
Jul 14, 2016
Favorite Tools of the Mechanics - EWS Round 4, La Thuile, Italy
@swan3609: As an aircraft mechanic of 15 years this statement terrifies me.....
Lannarchy mikelevy's article
Jul 14, 2016 at 0:33
Jul 14, 2016
Favorite Tools of the Mechanics - EWS Round 4, La Thuile, Italy
@thebigschott: no.... no they do not. Sockets share the share load over the entire head and all intact grip surfaces. This is the exact reason an adjustable is ALWAYS the wrong tool for the job.
Lannarchy paulaston's article
Jun 30, 2016 at 3:52
Jun 30, 2016
Pole Bicycles - Eurobike Media Days, Kirchberg 2016
"I let her ride once and now I cant get my girlfriend off my Pole"
Lannarchy paulaston's article
Jun 30, 2016 at 3:38
Jun 30, 2016
Pole Bicycles - Eurobike Media Days, Kirchberg 2016
Its probably a good thing they don't come in pink. "Check out my pink pole"
Lannarchy paulaston's article
Jun 30, 2016 at 3:35
Jun 30, 2016
Pole Bicycles - Eurobike Media Days, Kirchberg 2016
"Dude, I cant believe it, I bent my pole"
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