Cool Tool Tools

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Cool Tool

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[Dec 25, 2020]
Mr. Doom


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

cool vintage device

Weakness:

too pokey for jersey pocket.

Price Paid:
gift
Purchased:
Used  
Model Year:
1990
[Dec 25, 2020]
Mr. Doom


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

cool vintage device

Weakness:

too pokey for jersey pocket.

Price Paid:
gift
Purchased:
Used  
Model Year:
1990
[Sep 21, 2020]
shamless


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

I have this cool tool I buy it back when I was a lad at the gadget shop think it cost me about £15-25 and still use this still today it's the best for getting pedal's off and still have all the bits that come with funny how it got bought out by Gerber and disappeared from shops

Weakness:

Wish the Allen keys had like a slight bendat the end other than that it's a great bit of kit

Price Paid:
15-25
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
1990
[Sep 21, 2020]
shamless


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

I have this cool tool I buy it back when I was a lad at the gadget shop think it cost me about £15-25 and still use this still today it's the best for getting pedal's off and still have all the bits that come with funny how it got bought out by Gerber and disappeared from shops

Weakness:

Wish the Allen keys had like a slight bendat the end other than that it's a great bit of kit

Price Paid:
15-25
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
1990
[Feb 23, 2020]
hadaklien


OVERALL
RATING
4
Strength:

I have had this since the early nineties. I have the Taiwan stainless steel version. Unfortunately the two angle screw driver/Allen wrenches are lost (damn!) It has worked really well whenever I needed it to. I just bought a Crank Brothers M19 which is nice but lacks the crescent wrench. Are these still sold in 2020! Hello people living in the 90’s! Hope you are enjoying life, things will go downhill shortly, lol

Weakness:

Loose pieces can easily be lost.

Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
1990
[Sep 19, 2013]
Ron Tandy

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

This is the tool to have if you are really in trouble. The wrench jaws spread across 15 mm to tighten up a loose pedal. The chain breaker works! Found a kid on the bike trail where his pedal came off, some dad used two LH pedals and rammed one into the RH crank. With the Cool Tool managed to force the pedal back into the RH hole and get the kid on his way home.

Weakness:

Does not have a blade cut up pieces of Tire.

COOL TOOL has got me home a few times. Where do I buy more for my friends. They are not in evidence in Orange County.

[Jun 21, 2011]
EricH
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

I've had my Cool-Tool for TWENTY YEARS. Yes that's right. I got them when they forst came out, and have always laughed at the "supposed" cylcing "multi-tools" that have come out since. cut a 3" long peice of a flat tube, slide it over the cool-tool and stick one metal tire lever inside and if you can't fix your bike on the trail with this, you either A) don't know how to fix bikes or B) have a pretty serious mechanical failure on your hand.

The wrench will take off pedals and crank bolts. The chain tool pin *doubles as a spare crank bolt* How awesome is that? Need more leverage on the allen wrenches,(the small 4mm)? use the tool as a leverage extender.

Anyopne that has A) worked in a bike shop and B) has been riding for any serious length of time will agree, this tool is all you need, gets the job done, can be used because it's not too small and will not break.

Weakness:

Thge spoke wrench built into the back can be tricky to use.

If you know what you are doing when it comes to fixing a bike, this is the one and only tool you will need to carry with you, anywhere.

[Jun 03, 2010]
Bill
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Well built. Lots of useful tools.

Weakness:

Needs rubber band or something to keep everything together.

I bought my Cool Tool in the early 90's because there was no other bike multi-tool available. I have used it to repair every sort of mechanical failure on the six mountain bikes it has outlived. The rubber band that it came with lasted about five years. I now have a little, skinny velcro strap holding its guts in. I still carry it on every ride and when it eventually breaks I'll probably cry. I wish I'd bought a dozen of these things.

Similar Products Used:

Crank Brothers, Blackburn

[Oct 24, 2009]
altruistguy
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

I've been using this product for nine years. I bought it for one reason -- the small crescent wrench. Nothing else about it interested me and I've never used anything except the small crescent wrench. That said, I've used the small crescent wrench MANY times. I use the crescent wrench in conjunction with my Topeak Alien and a pair of old pliers. Those three things get me through virtually all home repairs/maintenance and even took me across the continent in 2000 (Southern Tier).

I've had no problems whatsoever with the small crescent wrench and recommend it heartily.

Weakness:

Everything except the small crescent wrench is unimpressive.

Small Crescent Wrench is outstanding. Toss the rest and use a good multi-tool to supplement it. Actually, I guess I use the Small Crescent Wrench part of this thing to supplement my good multi-tool.

Similar Products Used:

Topeak Alien.

[Aug 12, 2009]
George
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Fixes more bike repair prolems than any single tool out there. Compact size. Durable, well concieved, and well made.

Weakness:

Heavy, prone to rust, and needs rubber band to hold tools in place.

I've really looked hard for a lighter replacement for my cooltool, but haven't found anything close that can do everything this tool can do: it can repair more problems on a bike than any other single tool out there. I have the older model that is well made and very durable, so the adjustable wrench is precise, the chain tool is durable and works, and the hex wrenches (which are exactly the only sizes I needed for the past five bikes I've used it on) are very precise and strong. Its too bad the new ones are -apparently- crap: maybe you can get an old one from ebay. I'd love to get that titanium one (lighter and rust proof). Because its always handy, I used it more than the nice set of Park shop tools I had; which I away and now just use the CoolTool, a dedicated spoke wrench (easier to use than CoolTool), a rear cog casset socket wrench, dikes for cable cutting, and a crank puller for all bike repairs. After 11 years I lost the rubber band holding the hex wrenches (have no ideal what kind of rubber can last that long), and now substitued a rubber o-ring: works great!

Similar Products Used:

Cheap Mafac pocket-size bicycle repair tool kit.

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