Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Vice whip.



Photo from velonews. I MUST HAVE ONE!

13 comments:

Simon said...

I want one as well!

Alex said...

What is it for?

badger dave said...

from prev. post- why 440? is the 240 20mm not convertible?

dRjON said...

the dt 240 doesnt fit 20mm, there IS a 20mm dt 240 but it is the oversize version...

also i want to try a bigger pitch circle diameter...should make the front wheel bomber....

krs said...

You'll need to buy a bike with gears...

Ikon O. Klasst said...

Hmm, hard to tell from the pic, but is the handle long enough to give the requisite leverage to remove track cogs? That would be ideal.

Hard to believe it took this long for something that simple (and logical) to be manufactured.

Tom said...

What's wrong with a chain whip?
Never had a problem with using them on cassettes or track cogs!

Ikon O. Klasst said...

I've broken a Peformance brand AND a Park Brand chain whip trying to remove track cogs. Of course, neither was a shop-grade model, which tend to be beefier and have a longer handle.

Both models broke where the chain attaches to the handle.

Tom said...

I suspect you'll have more problems with that though in the breaking respect. Also the fact it has next to no leverage compared to most chainwhips by the look of the picture.

Ikon O. Klasst said...

"Also the fact it has next to no leverage compared to most chainwhips by the look of the picture."

Hence, my original comment. Agreed, it doesn't look long enough for adequate leverage.

Cris B said...

All you need is a long length of 5mm steel bar, a drill and appropriate bits, some bits of chain and some bar tape. You can pretty quickly knock up a DIY chain tool with as much leverage as you want :)

dRjON said...

dunno. if its robust enough a breaker bar on it and you are away. i use 1 of the poles from a minoura bike stand as a breaker bar on an adjusty, and have this on an park 4 pin for removing free wheels, and its easy peasy. i think the application of sudden high force "cracks" the bind that occurs between freewheel and thread, so it comes off easy. id guess if you can do this w a fixed cog it'd be the same.

for me the beauty of that tool is for changing cogs on a free wheel singlspeed hub...would make it easy rather than trying to balance a chain whip (which i have broken twice) and a freewheel remover tool %)~

dave (chops optional) said...

You want?

Trek were showing them at pre-season in Sunny Milton Keynes last week....

Didn't check the RRP, but can do.... lemme know.