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SlideWright & Bike Tools = RideWright??? :-)

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So....I finally am moving forward on expanding our store to include other gear maintenance tools for other interests and pursuits including camping, backpacking, paddling, hiking and biking. It's mind boggling all of the options we now have options to purchase and carry...and I'm like a kid in a candy store when it comes to tools and supplies. yahoo.gif

 

Any ideas on definite (common thru hard to find) bike tools, products and tool kits to carry would be appreciated. Currently, I'm going through the tools by VAR, Pedros, Park Tool, Topeak and IceToolz, among others, to decide on initial offerings. After that gets sorted out, I'll look into lubes, cleaners, parts and misc accessories, etc, etc.....

 

Plus if there is something you need and can't find elsewhere. Let me know and I'll see if I can get it for you.

 

It's like Christmas in July!


Edited by Alpinord - 7/15/11 at 3:44pm
post #2 of 16

I don't have a lot of them, but some of my favorites are from Wiha. Specifically their T-handle hex drivers. They just keep finding their way into my hands.

post #3 of 16
Haven't posted in a while but this definitely merits a icon14.gif When my shoulder is better and I'm riding again, I maintain my bikes so I'll definitely look to RideRight!
post #4 of 16

Great idea Terry,

 

The bike biz is expanding big time.

 

I'm getting a hardtail soon, will shop at your place for sure.

post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by epic View Post

I don't have a lot of them, but some of my favorites are from Wiha. Specifically their T-handle hex drivers. They just keep finding their way into my hands.

Thanks for the reminder. Some of our pozi screwdrivers and 1/4" hex bits (for ratchet/pocket drivers and drills) are from Wiha and very decent quality. I had considered the T-handles for hex and torx and will check out pricing. Like ski tools, people get hung up on brand names, however.
 

 

 

post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz View Post

Haven't posted in a while but this definitely merits a icon14.gif When my shoulder is better and I'm riding again, I maintain my bikes so I'll definitely look to RideWright!

(Fixed it for ya! wink.gif)

 

Riding has been the best thing for my knee. Maybe you should pedal a bike with your arms instead of your legs...eek.gif
 

 

 

post #7 of 16
oops - well my heart was in the wright place anyway.
post #8 of 16

Here's something I'd buy if you can find it. The Fox Shox Service guys have these small T-handle hex drivers that are preset torque wrenches. They are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. They're like this - http://www.wihatools.com/200seri/289_T_Torq_Fix.htm but way less expensive and smaller. They used one for all of the fork bolts on the 40. One for carbon handlebars/stems, etc., so you'd want just the ones that are bike appropriate.

post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 

What would be the advantage of a T-handle torque wrench with one setting versus something like a Pedros Torque or Demi-Torque and Hex Bit set? It's half the price and has adjustable settings and can be used with sockets and hex bits.

 

FYI, here's the link for the SlideWright Bike Tools and Supplies which will be populated over the next few weeks. Note the store has been rebuilt and overhauled and is still a work in progress. Please let me know if you find links to nowhere and other issues. TIA


Edited by Alpinord - 8/18/11 at 6:18am
post #10 of 16

The ones I saw were much, much smaller, yu could stick a bunch of them in your pocket, and I'm told they were fairly cheap. Anyway, I've lived without them if I ever saw a few, I'd pick them up tough.

post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 

Sounds like a great option if you do a lot of wrenching. If you find out a brand or source on these, please let me know.

post #12 of 16

Here's one by Giant - http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/partsaccessories/product/112/30659/

Ritchey has one also, and it's a little nicer, but only available in 4mm and one preset. http://www.ritcheylogic.com/dyn_prod.php?p=05-252-100

 

I tried figuring out who makes them for Ritchey, but no dice.

post #13 of 16

Make sure you have a cotter pin press for Ghost.

post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 

Ok, after a bit of a marathon, we've added over 270 bike tools and stands to the store. More will be added in the future. The next phase will be to add misc parts, cleaners and lubes, etc, over the next couple weeks.

 

Brands currently in stock are:

 

 

Here's an introductory coupon for 10% off bike tools from SlideWright, good thru 8/6:

 

biketools72211

 

(Copy and paste in the coupon box during checkout.)

 

TIA


Edited by Alpinord - 9/17/11 at 6:05am
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Just a icon14.gif  to Terry, Ordered a new High Roller bike mount this week and his price and service cannot be beat!  Thanks.

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