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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.

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Mark May
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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.
 

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

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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:
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.
 
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