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    White Industries lock ring tool KNOCK-OFF?

    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...1&category=214

    $$$$$$!

    is there a, um, more fiscally responsible substitute out there?

    thanks everyone!
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    could you use a normal lock ring spanner? I couldn't find a picture of the lock ring on the WI site.

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    here's what I use on my ENO lockring:


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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20 View Post
    here's what I use on my ENO lockring:

    Every respectable mechanic in the world just hung their head in shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by customfab View Post
    Every respectable mechanic in the world just hung their head in shame.
    They should be ashamed. It doesn't take a trade bike mechanic with a specialty tool to tighten a WI Eno lockring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20 View Post
    They should be ashamed. It doesn't take a trade bike mechanic with a specialty tool to tighten a WI Eno lockring.
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    Wow. That wasn't even a little funny.

    But why are you even in this thread? You neither own or are familiar with White Industries cranksets. You have no idea what you're talking about... as is clearly apparent after doing a quick search of your posts. Does it make you feel warm and fuzzy inside by posting in Tooltime and giving (often poor, incorrect, and/or irrelevant) advice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20 View Post
    Wow. That wasn't even a little funny.

    But why are you even in this thread? You neither own or are familiar with White Industries cranksets. You have no idea what you're talking about... as is clearly apparent after doing a quick search of your posts. Does it make you feel warm and fuzzy inside by posting in Tooltime and giving (often poor, incorrect, and/or irrelevant) advice?
    Got any links of my bad mechanical advice? I can only imagine what you would consider 'bad advice' considering you advised this guy that a hammer and a screw driver is a good tool to tighten a lock ring. If you want to hack up your own gear by all means go for it, but please don't spread the idea that it's anything more than a last ditch effort.

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    So... Why are you in this thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by upmtnsinbreck View Post
    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...1&category=214

    $$$$$$!

    is there a, um, more fiscally responsible substitute out there?

    thanks everyone!
    Because customfab has no idea what he's talking about and offers no useful advise relevant to your question...

    A normal hook spanner will work to tighten the lock ring. WI calls for a torque spec of 30lb-ft but of course you can only achieve that with the specialty tool you linked to (and in conjunction with a torque wrench). Save yourself some money and use a hook spanner, or better yet a punch and hammer. It doesn't take much to tighten to 30lb-ft, so just snug it down tight and call it a day.

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    thank-you alexrex20!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20 View Post
    Because customfab has no idea what he's talking about and offers no useful advise relevant to your question...

    A normal hook spanner will work to tighten the lock ring. WI calls for a torque spec of 30lb-ft but of course you can only achieve that with the specialty tool you linked to (and in conjunction with a torque wrench). Save yourself some money and use a hook spanner, or better yet a punch and hammer. It doesn't take much to tighten to 30lb-ft, so just snug it down tight and call it a day.
    Isn't that exactly the tool I recommended he use in my first post in this thread?

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    I used my park Hook spanner to grab the lockring and used a 8mm allen wrench as a spacer between the two. Just take your time and take a tug on each of the 3 slots.

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