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Lifu Chain Tool Tools

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $6.00


Product Description

The Lifu chainbreaker tool offers a long lever arm for maximum power to push out stubborn links.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Will T Smith a Cross Country Rider from Valparaiso, IN

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2007

Strengths:    Inexpensive. The screw in "backstop" locks the chain in place and gets the pin out EVERY time.

Weaknesses:    If you lose the "BACKSCREW" you're left with a crappy chain tool.

Bottom Line:   
Lifu makes some really smart tools. This is one of them. The tool did a MUCH better job than a Park Mini-Chain Brute for a 3rd of the price.

Maybe it won't stand up to shop abuse. But if I had a shop, I'd get the Pedros chain tool. Park really does rest too much on it's laurels. Time to redesign some tools.

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Favorite Trail:   Outback Trail

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   Bike Store

Similar Products Used:   Park Mini Chain Brute

Bike Setup:   Karate Monkey XT/X9 level componentry.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian from St. Louis

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2003

Strengths:    Cheap. Well made.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Six bucks for a tool that compares to a $20 tool and works just as well. Looks as percision made as Park. Maybe in the long run it won't be as durable as a Park tool, but if you only use the tool a few times a year I think it will be great. Bike shop use might wear it out faster than a Park Tool. So, for the home mechanic, it is just about perfect.

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Favorite Trail:   berryman

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA

Similar Products Used:   Park


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Is it essential to carry a chain tool on the trail?

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broke a chain. how many qlinks are ok? tool?

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Chain tool in lightweight multi tool?

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Best 1/8 chain tool?

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