"This is a custom tool for Shimano HollowTech II BB so the choice is limited. The only con I have is the lack of leverage. Cranks and BBs are notoriously hard to loosen therefore gripping the 3mm surface of the tool applying the force required is rather hard."
Pros: Great Value, Good Fit
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KryptoLok Series 2 ATB Wide 22.9cm Bike D Lock
Bicycle security for moderate to high crime areas, with a standard length shackle.
Quality Construction but Suspect
Posted27 October 2011
"The lock is solid and quality construction. However I had my bike stolen from a secure apartment car park (along with the lock) sometime back. There was no evidence of the lock being cut so I can only assume it was picked. Kryptonite Customer Service has been excellent and prompt replaced the missing lock."
Pros: High Quality
Cons: lock picked
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Box Of 100 Nitrile Mechanics Gloves
Park Nitrile gloves offer protection from long term exposure to harmful lubricants and dirt commonly found on bikes
Posted26 March 2011
"These gloves are surgical in dexterity but tough enough to withstand harsh chemicals such as kerosine and degreaser. I used to previously use supermarket rubber gloves that literally melted away during use. The gloves used to tear while handling degreaser (coincidently also from Park Tools!) but I had absolutely no issues with these gloves. Brilliant and recommended."
This device clamps into the rear stay (drive side) and keeps the chain in place making it easy and less messy for you when you are transporting your bike to and from the car or if hanging on the wall in the shed/home.
"I saw this being used by the pro tour mechanics during the Tour Down Under and figured I'd give it a go. Very useful gadget to keep the chain engaged for cleaning and maintenance when the rear wheel is removed."
"This is a good quality product as expected from Topeak. It does require super human upper body strength to inflate the tyre to a decent PSI (which I would estimate as around 80 PSI). This is partly due to it being tough to get a grip on the rather small bottom half (the coloured part in the image). The valve and connectivity is excellent along with the small size that is perfect for jersey pockets."
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I don't ride in clip in shoes, and apart from my toes I'm always as warm as toast in most weathers, but I'm desperate for something to keep my toes warm. Would these work with trainers?
I don't see an issue with getting them on a pair of trainers. However I'm a bit skeptical about; a. The trainers may become rather slippery on polished surfaces so be aware. b. As the construction of trainers are not stiff the cover maybe susceptible to sliding off position.