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I bought this professional wrench thinking it would fit any of the basic pedals I own. Specifically, Shimano DA and SPD pedals which seems to be a very popular and top selling pedal. This wrench fits none of them and am left wondering what pedals this $40 wrench is intended to be used on....flats? Anyway, not the fault of the product but I wish Park and others would list which products these tools are intended for. The Park site provides zero details on use cases other than stating it is for Professional use ??
Giving it 3 stars because it seems well made. Back to using allen wrenches
Have had my original since the 70s.My son been useing it more and more,so I got him one. I like the dual scales and it works well as a streight edge.The bearing & cotter holes are very accurate. Over all a simple handy tool to have in your tool box that you will use more than you think.
I recently purchased a used pair of Dura-Ace C24 tubular wheelset. Super light but needed truing. To my surprise, the spoke wrench for these C24 wheelset is not a standard spoke wrench. I went to 4 or 5 bike shops in Vancouver, Canada and no one could true these wheels!!! Kudos to Bike Tires Direct for stocking this rare tool. The spoke wrench worked well as you would expect from anything from Park. But the "Boom Stick" goes to Bike Tires Direct for stocking this tool.
Nice blue finish, arrived fast and in perfect condition from BTD. Got it on sale after eyeing it for a while.
It is very sturdy (that iswhy you buy this model) and seems of pretty high quality in most places. But I'm at 3.5-4 stars because of the following issues:
1. One of the tubes that requires a bolt to go thru it was only drilled on one side of the tube. Really? Luckily I have a drill press and the hole happens to be 1/4" and I had a cobalt drill bit in that size. Easy enough if you have the tools, but if you don't this would be incredibly annoying.
2. The tubes that form the *feet* are pigeon-toed not parallel and visibly so. This is probably because the Y joint looks like it was welded on by a drunken chimpanzee. It's probably 1/2" out of parallel - not enough to affect the function of the unit.
3. The folding legs are super annoying for moving the unit around as they collapse when you lift the unit. I bought some 1/4" quick release pins off Amazon and drilled more holes to keep the legs extended out until I want to collapse them (which is likely never). Another reviewer said they used Velcro straps to keep the legs open, I'm sure that works too.
None of these are dealbreakers and the stand performs well. But when you're spending $400 at msrp you kind of expect it to have better quality control.
The clamp is nice, don't love the plastic handle but i assume they've tested it to be tough enough to last. It has a much stronger grip than my old bikehand stand, and easily rotated my road bike around however I want it.
One thing that surprised me is the footprint is much smaller than a tripod or the two-legged leaning models. This is a major plus for me.
Overall I'm happy with it now, would probably recommend it if stability is your number one concern.