What I use is a small cressent wrench (ground to fit pedals better), a couple of allens, patch kit, and alluninum tire levers. Together I bet they are lighter than that multitool and definately cheaper.
you don’t use tools much do you?
i would suggest singling out the tools you really need, and buying quality tools, then fashioning your own way of keeping them together, like using a rubber band… if you do go w/ a multi-tool i suggest getting a decent one, the cheaper ones available at supermarkets break, bend and are not useful after a while, but investing in non-powered tools should be a lifetime investment.
I’d rather pay for a higher quality tool than a super cheap one. I’ve worked as a bike mechanician (well, the guys that repair bikes) and I can easily say that higher quality tools are so much better to work with and will last even longer than the cheap ones.
On the other hand, the only multi-tool I use is my allen key set, which only contains allen keys. I like to work better with specific tools, for example I have a signle size spoke wrench, so much easeir to work with that than those multi size spoke wrenches that to have to find the good size everytime you put you tool away or whenever you drop while using it (that happens to me way too often haha).
If you’re working in a shop on lots of bikes all the time sure. But for the casual person who only occasionally works on their own uni, and they’re out in the woods, I would recommend a cheap one. In case you lose it.
Save your expensive sunglasses for riding in your porche, and your cheap $5 dollar ones for riding muni!
The biggest problem with that tool is that the allen wrench parts are not going to be able to fit into tight spaces. Try using that to tighten some of the allen botls on a KH seat with a handle installed or on my bearing holders with a disk rotor installed. It’s a sweet tool but lacking as well.
My advice: Get a set of ball-head allen wrenches 4" long, a pedal wrench (15mm) and maybe a screw driver (Not sure any of my unis would require a screw driver). The long-ish ball-head allen wrenches will get you into just about any space a uni can throw at you. If you have an older KH or nimbus seat (not sure about the rest), you’ll need a 9mm or 10mm socket and small 1/2" drive, other than that, uni tool kits are minimal, mostly allen wrenches; but they do need to be versatile as there are many small and awkward spaces you may find yourself working in on the trail or out for a road ride.
true tirving, it is not absolutely perfect, and does have trouble in tight spaces, but it’s compact, light and durable. There are some cases were I may only be able to squeak a 6th of a rotation out of each turn, but I can always get it to work.
Dunno about the bearing holders with a disk brake, I would be at home for that job anyway and would just use a regular old keyring set.
I’ve heard good and bad things about the ball allen wrenches. I hear they wear out the hole, anybody else heard this? Could be the old fogeys throwing me for a loop though, I don’t see why they would, but then I don’t see why everybody doesn’t sell the ball joint ones now. . . .