Rehook

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cycleruk
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Re: Rehook

Postby cycleruk » 4 Sep 2019, 4:59pm

scottg wrote:I carry a 3 pack of chain hooks. :)

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Those will be ideal for my triple chainset. :mrgreen:

I do get the odd dropped chain but generally can re-ship just by changing up the FD and gently pedalling forwards. (both on and off the bike.) don't even need to touch the chain. Works 9 out of 10 times. :roll: :)
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Re: Rehook

Postby nigelnightmare » 4 Sep 2019, 5:34pm

robgul wrote:Old spokes bent into hooks have a few uses :

- a DIY chain replacing hook is simple to make
- a double ended hook to hold together the two ends of a chain when inserting a magic link (there is a tool on the market - sold by Wiggle/CR https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/x-t ... -prod10221

Rob


I made one from an old spoke.
Then discovered that there's one on my Alien 2 multi tool. :roll:
Oh well, I've got two now.

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Re: Rehook

Postby Bmblbzzz » 4 Sep 2019, 6:01pm

nigelnightmare wrote:
robgul wrote:Old spokes bent into hooks have a few uses :

- a DIY chain replacing hook is simple to make
- a double ended hook to hold together the two ends of a chain when inserting a magic link (there is a tool on the market - sold by Wiggle/CR https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/x-t ... -prod10221

Rob


I made one from an old spoke.
Then discovered that there's one on my Alien 2 multi tool. :roll:
Oh well, I've got two now.

Well, now you know how buoyant the market is for these gizmos, you can sell the one you made at a suitable premium for a single-source, artisanal, craftsman manufacture.

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Re: Rehook

Postby robgul » 4 Sep 2019, 8:59pm

Bmblbzzz wrote:
nigelnightmare wrote:
robgul wrote:Old spokes bent into hooks have a few uses :

- a DIY chain replacing hook is simple to make
- a double ended hook to hold together the two ends of a chain when inserting a magic link (there is a tool on the market - sold by Wiggle/CR https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/x-t ... -prod10221

Rob


I made one from an old spoke.
Then discovered that there's one on my Alien 2 multi tool. :roll:
Oh well, I've got two now.

Well, now you know how buoyant the market is for these gizmos, you can sell the one you made at a suitable premium for a single-source, artisanal, craftsman manufacture.


... and available in stainless steel or black - and round or flat blade .... what a fantastic choice! (Flat blade is of course at premium price)

Rob

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Re: Rehook

Postby Bmblbzzz » 5 Sep 2019, 8:36am

:D :lol:

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Re: Rehook

Postby ANTONISH » 5 Sep 2019, 2:45pm

If I get a dropped chain I can usually get it back on the chainwheel by judicious use of the front changer ( usually without dismounting.)
If I can't do that I try to find a twig and lift it on to the top of the chainwheel so that it engages enough for me to lift the back wheel and turn the pedals slowly. Usually works.