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Unusual or improbable tools

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by Lutin, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. Lutin

    Lutin Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Have you used any unusual or improbable tools whilst fettling you bike? I'll start the ball rolling with a Krupps Turbo 1200 Touring, which is.....






























    ... the wife's hair dryer! :D



    Useful for warming the ends of the replacement radiator hose in order to make fitting easier.

    Who's next?
     

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  2. Ian Porter

    Ian Porter Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Does peanut butter count :)
     
  3. Lutin

    Lutin Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Definitely! :thumbsupanim:
     
  4. dodursley

    dodursley Active Member

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    I splashed out £1 and brought a hair dryer from Oxfam to use it the garage, however not hot enough to reshape plastic mudguards.
     
  5. Rubberchicken

    Rubberchicken Well-Known Member

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    I've used an oil filter spanner to adjust my ignition. Not very improbable but it's the best I can think of right now.

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    Ofcourse, if we're talking unusual or improbable tools, this one can't go amiss: :D

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  6. outrunner

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    Oh no! Vader with tools, no good will ever come of that. :D

    Andy.
     
  7. Mervin

    Mervin Active Member Forum Supporter

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  8. Steve T

    Steve T Well-Known Member

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    We both know you typed that incorrectly Andy :D and that the "tool" in question is holding the screwdriver :eekicon: :thumbsupanim: ;)

    Steve T

    :cool:
     
  9. Lutin

    Lutin Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    I must admit that I thought that. :whistle:
     
  10. hotbulb

    hotbulb Active Member

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    Living dangerously :eek:


    As a youngster (14-15)I used to annoy my Dad by riding a Philips Gadabout moped around the lawn: my workbench, such as it was, consisted of a clamp-on vice attached to an old wooden ironing-board (fortunately one which Mum had discarded!)
     
  11. Mervin

    Mervin Active Member Forum Supporter

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    Yes that ironing board was discarded, the mesh of the ironing surface was rusty and had got holes in it
     
  12. Lowflyer

    Lowflyer Well-Known Member

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    Oh the indignity of it all ----- photographed with a can of John Smith's in my hand. :eek:


    Mind you, seeing Vader " trying" to undo a screw was fekin hilarious.
    The man has no mechanical skills whatsoever :D
     
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  13. Alba

    Alba Active Member

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    I thought he was try to open his beer

    sent from my rotary phone ....
     
  14. Rubberchicken

    Rubberchicken Well-Known Member

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    That is one thing he usually doesn't have any trouble with. :)
     
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    I have a small, right angle, mole wrench with smooth jaws. Made by Facom, i have no idea what it's supposed to be for but I use it a lot for clamping hoses etc or as a an adjustable spanner if i just need to hold a bolt head or something. I carry it in my bike tool kit on longer trips and it came into it's own when the clutch cable snapped at the nipple at the lever end . Hop! facom locking thingy and some cable ties = makeshift gear lever
     
  16. Rubberchicken

    Rubberchicken Well-Known Member

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    Which reminds me... These are really really nice too:

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    Knipex pliers wrench. Bit like a typical water pump thing but it's got smooth surfaces and the beak halves stay parallell to each other. Works better at not destroying bolt heads than a typical open ended spanner as there's no play so you actually use the sides instead of the corners of the head. Works well on rounded bolt heads too.

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    I've got the 180mm for the on-bike toolkit and a 300mm at home in the garage. Costs a bit, but it's really nice kit.
     

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