Totally agree! Was a pro mechanic who showed me his Knipex tools and I was immediately drooling. Asked price, and stopped drooling for a bit. ha
Okay I’ll shamefully admit that this has happened to me twice and I could have used the pliers bigtime. I like to think I won’t make the mistake again but perhaps self-assessment here is poor. Beyond doing something mechanically unsavvy I can’t think of a time I’d use it but I may get it anyway.
Thank you very very much for such detailed notes here. I’ll attempt to pay it forward but this has been high value!
Totally agree. I have this exact setup for our ultra road rides that extend overnight. Bases are covered here. Good thinking and thank you for looking out!
Okay pair of related dropper post questions:
My wife has the reverb AXS dropper post. Monday it worked as intended. Tuesday, it was depressible without pressing the button. It would lower as if the button was constantly being depressed. Any normal sitting load now lowers the saddle without button-press. It also doesn’t stay down anymore. Why? The only thing we’d done between Monday and Tuesday is set up the AXS app on my wife’s phone.
Does anyone make a dropper post that is depressible without sitting on it to make it go down? Seems like if you’re going to run a dropper post in an XC race you don’t want to have to ride it down to the bottom position, and then effectively do a squat to stand up out of your very low seated position. Seems trivial, but in my limited cyclocross experience… doing something like that when you’re already redlining seems like it could really put you over the edge. Maybe I just need more fitness.