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Post by Xesh » Sun May 20, 2007 4:46 pm

Sega2006 wrote:I wasnt aware of the Chain needing replacing, so when Ive got the dosh I will get them to order one as I dont think they stock a 8 speed chain. Its a shame my warranty run out
They don't stock 8 spd chains! :shock: Even Halfords stock 8 spd chains. There's also a tool to check chain wear. The warranty will only cover faulty materials and workmanship (unless you are very nice to your LBS). :wink:

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Post by Sega2006 » Mon May 21, 2007 4:48 am

Maybe they do stock the chains, I dont know as I havent been in the Store room although all I have seen are 6 and 7 speed as they are most common. My local Bike shop is awsome, they will always help me. Sometimes they have let me off stuff despite me being willing to pay.
Come November it may not see so much use as I plan to have a car by then and Im rather lazy
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Post by Sega2006 » Mon May 21, 2007 4:50 am

If they dont have the chain, then I will go to halfords and get my local shop to fit the chain as Halfords bikes, well from my Halfords anyway, are deadly. Handle bars coming off at speed, Incorectly fitted stabilisers on kids bikes and a massive range of other faults. My local puts them right though as people always seem to be coming in and out of there with Halford woes
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon May 21, 2007 8:55 am

Shouldn't you be doing something as simple as fitting a chain yourself? I got the impression you wanted to work as some sort of mechanic/engineer.
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Post by Sega2006 » Mon May 21, 2007 9:00 am

I would if I had the Tools. I'd do it myself at college if they would let me, I have bugger all at home apart from some rusty old ones that arent much use any more. Im going to look on ebay later on for a Snap on set on the Cheap as Im going to need it sooner or later
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Post by Xesh » Mon May 21, 2007 7:23 pm

Sega2006 wrote:If they dont have the chain, then I will go to halfords and get my local shop to fit the chain as Halfords bikes, well from my Halfords anyway, are deadly. Handle bars coming off at speed, Incorectly fitted stabilisers on kids bikes and a massive range of other faults. My local puts them right though as people always seem to be coming in and out of there with Halford woes
Funny, that seems to be the same with Halfords here.

If you want some decent bike tools then you should get Park ones. They're the Snap-on of the bike world. My set is 15 years old and still going. :D

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Post by Sega2006 » Tue May 22, 2007 10:35 am

Park Tools are exspensive, fortunatley its what the Local shop uses. I will take it in next month and have replaced what need replacing, which on inspection today includes a cable.
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Post by rossi46 » Tue May 22, 2007 1:09 pm

You can get a chain splitter in Asda for £2
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Post by Sega2006 » Wed May 23, 2007 11:38 am

rossi46 wrote:You can get a chain splitter in Asda for £2
Mine appear to be out of stock, Ill give it till next tues and look again and hopefully they will have some
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Post by Xesh » Wed May 23, 2007 6:08 pm

rossi46 wrote:You can get a chain splitter in Asda for £2
You get what you pay for. I used to get cheap tools but when I worked it out it's actually cheaper to buy the expensive ones. If you pay £2 for a chain tool and it breaks then you have to get another one. You do that 4 or 5 times and you could've got the more expensive one that wouldn't break so often. :)

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Post by rossi46 » Wed May 23, 2007 6:16 pm

If you're having to use your chain tool 4 or 5 times in a given space of time, then you've got bigger problems than how much your tool cost. The Asda chain splitter is compact enough to be secreted away in a tail pack or Camelbak for emergency trail repairs. That's the beauty of it. I have a Topeak Alien trail tool for all day rides, but being a mechanical engineer to trade I have a stock of stuff in the workshop for bikes.
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Post by Xesh » Wed May 23, 2007 6:26 pm

I used to use the Rivoli chain breaker which sold for £3.99 in my local shop. Every 3rd or 4th time I used it the pin broke. The shop told me that they had the same problem. Ever since then I've refused to skimp on my home workshop. It takes longer to build it up but it'll probably out last me! :D Besides you get used to using something and it doesn't feel right to use anything else. My boss has just recently given me the OK to order in the Park Master Tool Kit. At nearly £4000 this has everything you could ever need. :shock:

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Post by Sega2006 » Thu May 24, 2007 9:11 am

I cant afford £4000 on a Park tool set, I need to think about car related tools right now, but I will buy the odd bike tool here and there
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Post by Xesh » Thu May 24, 2007 7:58 pm

Sega2006 wrote:I cant afford £4000 on a Park tool set, I need to think about car related tools right now, but I will buy the odd bike tool here and there
It isn't my money, so I don't mind spending it. :D

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