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    Check out this multitool I designed. It's called Ringtool. As compact as possible.

    BTW it opens bottles too..

    Let me know what you guys think: Ringtool - The World's Most Useful and Compact Multi-tool by Reductivist — Kickstarter

    I will try to implement suggestions into future designs. Thanks for your feedback.

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    Wow. Great concept, very well done. That's the first thing I've seen on Kickstarter that I actually like, and I would definitely buy one if it makes it to production, especially since I ride to class every day. If I have any spare money before the campaign ends, I'll make sure to leave a contribution.
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    Awesome, thanks I'm glad you like it!

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    How are you going to manufacture the production tools?

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    When do you expect the tools to be on the market? Do you have an idea of a price yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    When do you expect the tools to be on the market? Do you have an idea of a price yet?
    I will have parts ready this fall. I am thinking $24.99. Slightly higher than I would like but it is more expensive to make things here in the states as I was determined to do.The tools will be investment cast in the same hardened/tempered stainless steel Leatherman uses to make their multitools.

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    Great idea!! Its always amazing that the greatest ideas are a very simple concept!! I am definitely going to order one.

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    Thanks Kryptoroxx

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    Looks great, noticed you said you were having issues with the 2mm wrench, ever think to consider putting a 2.5mm wrench on there? It's the common size for lockon grips, pedal pins, and some reach adjust screws on brake levers.

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    Re: Check out this I designed. It's called Ringtool. As compact as possible.

    And with the ring being so small....you could make another ring pretty easily for an expanded capability. It is only a ring

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    I had considered the 2.5mm wrench. After removing the 2mm I rather liked the symmetry of the 8 tools around the outside. The spacing of the heads seemed optimum for function as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryptoroxx View Post
    And with the ring being so small....you could make another ring pretty easily for an expanded capability. It is only a ring
    That's true. I had been toying with the idea of making a ringtool for other professions i.e. IT guys, or automotive related.

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    T30 torx chain ring bolts are so common now, all multi-tools should have this (but few do).

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    Re: Check out this I designed. It's called Ringtool. As compact as possible.

    Camping or outdoor type toolset might work? Maybe a riggers or diving tool ring...??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyline35 View Post
    T30 torx chain ring bolts are so common now, all multi-tools should have this (but few do).
    Noted. What do you guys think about a larger diameter tool that had more heads? To me, anything much larger doesn't work on a keychain.

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    [QUOTE=Kryptoroxx;10480318]Camping or outdoor type toolset might work? Maybe a riggers or diving tool ring...??

    Yes the possibilities are kind of endless... and I am only one guy! I'm sure Asia will beat me to it..

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    I like having one thats a mix for a commuter tool, but maybe make one that's all hex heads and another that had a couple different sized flat head, Phillips and torxs heads. T10, T25 and T30 would be nice to see. I wonder if you could find a way to incorporate a spoke wrench or two between some heads.

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    Re: Check out this I designed. It's called Ringtool. As compact as possible.

    Patent? Its a great idea to bring to market man. Then Asia can make them for you

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    Re: Check out this I designed. It's called Ringtool. As compact as possible.

    And patent the ring concept....not the specific toolset. You can get to that later. Its your idea and protection is #1. Now if someone says we want to make these or whatever....take your cut off the top....that's how you retire. Just tell me you will refuse it if its a Chinese company....they always make cheap stuff.

    This is reminding me of the "jump to conclusions map" from Office Space lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryptoroxx View Post
    Patent? Its a great idea to bring to market man. Then Asia can make them for you
    Can't afford a patent right now. Also don't think Patent law means much over there: The bizarre copycat architecture of China


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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    I like having one thats a mix for a commuter tool, but maybe make one that's all hex heads and another that had a couple different sized flat head, Phillips and torxs heads. T10, T25 and T30 would be nice to see. I wonder if you could find a way to incorporate a spoke wrench or two between some heads.
    There will be a spoke wrench on V2 for sure.

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    Re: Check out this I designed. It's called Ringtool. As compact as possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reductivist View Post
    Can't afford a patent right now. Also don't think Patent law means much over there: The bizarre copycat architecture of China

    You've got a point....but maybe if you sell a few you can get it patented soon enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryptoroxx View Post
    And patent the ring concept....not the specific toolset. You can get to that later. Its your idea and protection is #1. Now if someone says we want to make these or whatever....take your cut off the top....that's how you retire. Just tell me you will refuse it if its a Chinese company....they always make cheap stuff.

    This is reminding me of the "jump to conclusions map" from Office Space lol

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    It's up to the patent holder to enforce said patent. Unless the idea is going to gross a fair bit annually (~1million plus) It's probably not worth patenting. Especially if your concern is chinese ripoffs that are harder and more expensive to shut down.

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    Re: Check out this I designed. It's called Ringtool. As compact as possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by customfab View Post
    It's up to the patent holder to enforce said patent. Unless the idea is going to gross a fair bit annually (~1million plus) It's probably not worth patenting. Especially if your concern is chinese ripoffs that are harder and more expensive to shut down.
    Hmmm I did not realize that. Thanks for the info. I guess op can decide whether it will gross enough. I wouldn't know what it takes to get that many sold but its a swell idea especially if it isn't a poorly made piece.

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    Looks like a great idea.

    One bit of feedback: I find that the 6 and 8mm sizes are commonly used with pedals. The short length on the ring tool would render them unable to be used for that task- think about making those heads longer?

    Though given that pedals might need a fair bit of torque, not sure the ringtool is designed for that application in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by womble View Post
    Looks like a great idea.

    One bit of feedback: I find that the 6 and 8mm sizes are commonly used with pedals. The short length on the ring tool would render them unable to be used for that task- think about making those heads longer?

    Though given that pedals might need a fair bit of torque, not sure the ringtool is designed for that application in mind.
    You would be surprised. It actually works as is. But I will be slightly increasing the head lengths on the production part for other reasons. Thanks for the feedback.

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    Great idea, I'm just concerned on getting in to tight spaces. It seems that while using one tool the two tools closest to it would be scratching paint and being obtrusive. If I'm wrong I'm a buyer.
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    Check out this multitool I designed. It's called Ringtool. As compact as possib

    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Great idea, I'm just concerned on getting in to tight spaces. It seems that while using one tool the two tools closest to it would be scratching paint and being obtrusive. If I'm wrong I'm a buyer.
    That's what I was thinking too. Seat post/seat bolts, brake calipers, water bottle cage, etc. might not work. There's limited access even with a folding multitool.

    The things I typically (and rarely) adjust on the trail are lever positions, pedal release tension, saddle angle, and brake caliper alignment.

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    Here are some questions that should be answered before you spend any money on tooling. Have you done any ergonomic analysis? Here are some things to consider: How much torque is put of 2 - 8mm fasteners? Is their enough leverage on your tool to overcome that torque without busting a knuckle or piercing the hand on the sharp parts of the tool. Have you figured out what the space limitations are for the tool?

    Their are many more questions about this design that need to be answered before I would spend a dime. I personally would have some prototypes made and give them to you local LBS to do some testing because you may not ever see any of the short comings of this design.

    Best of luck.

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    Interesting concept, but I wouldn't ride with it in my pocket (holey pokes!) Looks a bit deadly if you fall down on it - maybe it could come in some kind of cool leather pouch or something? Or something additional to buy along with the tool?

    Some kind of leather pouch that could be strapped to a belt, or to the frame, seat rails, etc. would be cool. Not sure of the practicality - regularly multitools and my Park brand Y hex wrenches have a hard enough time in tight spaces....

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    Needs a chain breaker.

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    very cool....supported

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    Consider cutting a slot in the big allen so it can be used as a spoke wrench as well.

    For extra torque I would just stick a tree branch through it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic View Post
    Consider cutting a slot in the big allen so it can be used as a spoke wrench as well.

    For extra torque I would just stick a tree branch through it.
    leverage baby!!! LOL
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    As mentioned before if you could integrate spoke wrenches into it that would be great.

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    That is a cool idea. Glad to see you applied for a patent. $25 seems a bit steep though, considering similar tools going for under $10.

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    Personally I will pay more for American made stuff. Hopefully supporters of your product will feel the same way. Good job man.

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    Same here

    Hand typed and Telegraphed

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    Good job!

    Where do I order?

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    Just received Ringtool as a gift. Congratulations to Jonathan. This works great as intended! Looking forward to see what else is in the werks...

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    I love it!

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    got my ringtool before the holidays. Very cool tool and glad to be able to support this type of innovative thinking.

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    Check out this multitool I designed. It's called Ringtool. As compact as poss...

    I just saw this. Very cool! Is there a way to still get these, as it looks like the kickstarter project is over?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb143 View Post
    I just saw this. Very cool! Is there a way to still get these, as it looks like the kickstarter project is over?
    The site is live, apparently. I haven't ordered from it yet. http://reductivist.com/

    Looks great. I'll be ordering one when the next paycheck comes in.
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    Check out this multitool I designed. It's called Ringtool. As compact as possible.

    Very nice! I just ordered one to be sent to France .

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