Third hand brake tool

Discussion in 'Road Bikes' started by markmay, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. markmay

    markmay New Member

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    Hi Everybody;

    Been gearing up for the short summer in Fairbanks and I'm looking for a third hand brake tool. Keep missing them on Ebay. Whats the going rate and who could I buy a new one from.

    Thanks,

    Mark May
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  2. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Have you tried a bike shop, or do they not have them in Fairbanks? There's a guy on eBay that usually has good deals on new tools. Not hard to find with a bit of searching.
     

  3. fleeter

    fleeter The Bearded Wonder

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  4. fleeter

    fleeter The Bearded Wonder

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    Are you downtown Fairbanks? Becuase from what I remember, there's a Fred Meyer's downtown, and they would definitely have something you could use like a bar clamp.
     

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  5. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    Why I feel like an idiot but what's the point? Encase of brake failure?
     
  6. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Nah, it's just the tool you use to squeeze your brakes while you're installing/adjusting them.
     
  7. fleeter

    fleeter The Bearded Wonder

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    yup. If you can compress the brakes, then you're able to use your other "two hands" to make sure the cables are efficiently dialed in... but I seem to get along fine without one :rolleyes:
     
  8. camilo

    camilo New Member

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    yea, haven't used on in years. But now that my mind's been jogged, I think I'll look in the "Box of sh..." to see if it's still there.

    I kind of man-handle my brakes if they get un-centered, and never have problems adjusting cable or trim w/o third hand tool.

    But IIRC, older style brakes were a little more difficult than modern side-pulls.