Re: [CR]Chain tools--not completely OT

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Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 14:12:19 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
From: "Louis Schulman" <>
To: David Feldman <>,
Subject: Re: [CR]Chain tools--not completely OT

I am NOT a working bike mechanic, although I have changed a lot of chains in the last 35 years. I bought my first Cyclo Rivoli in 1969 from Gene Portuesi's Cyclo-pedia. I am now on my second, probably bought about 15 years ago.

So, as always, your mileage may vary. I would still be on my first, but it was easier to buy the whole thing (about $6) than try to find a pin.

I have built up a lot of bicycles; never had a workstand (never damaged a frame, either). Built a lot of wheels, never had a truing stand (upside bicycles work fine). Installed a lot of headsets with a threaded rod, wooden blocks and wingnuts. Installed a lot of crown races with pvc pipe. Removed a lot of headsets with steel pipe.

Just like cycling, it's the man, not the machine.

Louis Schulman Tampa, Florida (93 degrees and humid)

-----Original Message----- From: David Feldman <> Sent: Jul 20, 2005 1:39 PM To: Subject: [CR]Chain tools--not completely OT

I'm a working bike mechanic; the only chain tools that I will use anymore are (pardon my language, here) Shimano. Rivoli? Throwaways. Park? Okay for occasional use. I have a twelve year old 8-speed era Shimano HG tool that's on it's second pin and an eight or nine year old nine-speed tool that's on it's original pin. I use the nine speed HG tool almost all of the time on everything from cheap wide 5/6/7 speed chains to Campag 10 speed chains. If you don't want to throw any more chain tools away, buy a Shimano.
David Feldman
Vancouver, WA