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Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by daft_biker, May 22, 2020.

  1. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Is this a topic worth exploring?

    Since I'm still getting bikes to fix I thought I'd buy myself a set of hex keys to save wearing out my favourite multitool. Turns out my trusty old Topeak McGuyver might be over 20 years old and could cost something like £100 to replace with a "collector's item". Pic shows the wear on the old, well used 5mm hex key next to a new Bahco one....


    The old one seems to have fared remarkably well and should see many more years of use in the bottom of my biking bag.:)
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  2. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    The one on the right was my father in law's and probably dates back to the 1940s. I bought the one on the left sometime in the 1980s...

    Wrenches TZ70 P1030621.JPG
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  3. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Nice shot and reminded me of an old spanner I have and plan to use today...somebody wants a bike frame I was given free built with parts off a doner bike.
  4. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Depends how graphic you want to be. Tools can be either a fascinating individual study, or a hotchpotch the viewer can browse or dramatically lit can be almost abstract shapes.
    I remembered an exhibition at the local gallery. A Beetle car and on the wall, some mechanical parts on show. It was very arresting!
    beetle parts.jpg
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  5. retrofit

    retrofit Well-Known Member

    Park brand make dedicated cycle tools (I’m guessing you’re familiar with the brand)

    I work with a lot of tooling as my job is service/maintenance.

    I mainly use modern tools, but own a few old school deflecting beam wrenches, and vintage vices.
  6. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    As I showed elsewhere. A collection from about 1939 to the present day.

    [​IMG]P5150669 by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr
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  7. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    Aye, I have a few Park tools.....they've been about for years although they have a lot more competition these days. My Topeak and Wrench Force tools have lasted well too....IIRC Wrench Force is the bike tool brand from Snap-On.


    Should be a few more there but some tools get lost to the cause occasionally.
  8. alfbranch

    alfbranch Well-Known Member

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    alfbranch Well-Known Member

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