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    Fix It Sticks

    I had seen these a while back and didn't buy.... but was looking again for a compact way to carry a mini tool in my Areoclam.

    Fix It Sticks | Light and portable tools for bikes

    Doe's anyone have these or had any experience with them?
    They look like a simple compact way to carry some of the basic hex keys and phillips/slot bits with you.

    Thoughts ?

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    By looks I thought the end of each stick was reversible so you'd get 4 options per stick. That would be decent.

    But it appears to be just two per stick and I think the swiss army knife style multi tool option is more efficient use of space than that.


    Here's an example that has 14 + a chain cutter breaker, tire lever, bottle opener and other stuff. Total over kill for the road: Lezyne - Engineered Design - Products - Multi-Tools - Blox 23
    That's seven sticks and still coming up short on the chain breaker, lever, bottle opener and other stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    By looks I thought the end of each stick was reversible so you'd get 4 options per stick. That would be decent.

    But it appears to be just two per stick and I think the swiss army knife style multi tool option is more efficient use of space than that.


    Here's an example that has 14 + a chain cutter breaker, tire lever, bottle opener and other stuff. Total over kill for the road: Lezyne - Engineered Design - Products - Multi-Tools - Blox 23
    That's seven sticks and still coming up short on the chain breaker, lever, bottle opener and other stuff.
    The fix it sticks can also be had with interchangeable bits.

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    yeah I suppose you could carry about a bunch of heads (for lack of the proper term) and equal a multi tool......that seems a bit sloppy though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    yeah I suppose you could carry about a bunch of heads (for lack of the proper term) and equal a multi tool......that seems a bit sloppy though.
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    And you can use any 1/4" bit in them if you have your own.
    Pretty cool I think. They even have a water bottle mount bracket for them.
    Or put them in the bottom of your saddle bag and forget them till you need them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Strongbow View Post
    By looks I thought the end of each stick was reversible so you'd get 4 options per stick. That would be decent.

    But it appears to be just two per stick and I think the swiss army knife style multi tool option is more efficient use of space than that.


    Here's an example that has 14 + a chain cutter breaker, tire lever, bottle opener and other stuff. Total over kill for the road: Lezyne - Engineered Design - Products - Multi-Tools - Blox 23
    That's seven sticks and still coming up short on the chain breaker, lever, bottle opener and other stuff.
    HI, just to clarify our design (especially the orange sticks) was meant to be very light and very minimal. So those would be 55g vs. 230g for the tool mentioned above. It's apples and oranges comparison in this case, no right or wrong, just these 2 are so very different. Our Replaceable sticks are 120g with 8 bits and a soon to be released chain breaker that will be on par with the other tool in function and weight...we do have tire levers too available now. Our approach is to be modular and then you can pick and choose what you think you need. Again, just a different take on things. Thanks for keeping FIX IT STICKS in the conversation, it's a honor to be in the minds of y'all. (oh yeah, if you can't open a bottle with a tool, then you're not thirsty enough...ha)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdavis76 View Post
    HI, just to clarify our design (especially the orange sticks) was meant to be very light and very minimal. So those would be 55g vs. 230g for the tool mentioned above. It's apples and oranges comparison in this case, no right or wrong, just these 2 are so very different. Our Replaceable sticks are 120g with 8 bits and a soon to be released chain breaker that will be on par with the other tool in function and weight...we do have tire levers too available now. Our approach is to be modular and then you can pick and choose what you think you need. Again, just a different take on things. Thanks for keeping FIX IT STICKS in the conversation, it's a honor to be in the minds of y'all. (oh yeah, if you can't open a bottle with a tool, then you're not thirsty enough...ha)
    Thanks for the insight.

    One thing I really do like about that is the option to choose exactly what you want to carry and no more. I couldn't find a multi tool that had exactly what I wanted and no extra. Not that carrying around a couple useless size wrenches is a huge problem but if it can be avoided why not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mburke View Post
    They look like a simple compact way to carry some of the basic hex keys and phillips/slot bits with you.

    Thoughts ?
    Look like they can easily be separated and lost. Why not get one of these multi tools?
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    They all stay together.

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    I love the fix-it sticks. They are simple to use, lightweight and extremely compact. Each one of the bits is interchangeable so you can add/remove and or carry spare bits. The set I bought has a small cylindrical container for the spares and a small pouch to carry the two sticks, rolled together its very small. sweet design!!!! Great Tool!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdavis76 View Post
    HI, just to clarify our design (especially the orange sticks) was meant to be very light and very minimal. So those would be 55g vs. 230g for the tool mentioned above. It's apples and oranges comparison in this case, no right or wrong, just these 2 are so very different. Our Replaceable sticks are 120g with 8 bits and a soon to be released chain breaker that will be on par with the other tool in function and weight...we do have tire levers too available now. Our approach is to be modular and then you can pick and choose what you think you need. Again, just a different take on things. Thanks for keeping FIX IT STICKS in the conversation, it's a honor to be in the minds of y'all. (oh yeah, if you can't open a bottle with a tool, then you're not thirsty enough...ha)

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    I have a set and love em. I am not a fan of traditional seat bags, so the compact and light design is great for the roll I kept in my jersey pocket (until recently when the Silca Tool seat roll premio came out). The roadie set has all the tools to fit my bike and they are great to use. My bulkier multi-tools have since been relegated to my mountain bike back pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvber View Post
    Look like they can easily be separated and lost. Why not get one of these multi tools?
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    They all stay together.

    I tend to agree with you. It's all a matter of what you are more concerned about - space or weight. I would rather have a tool that is more compact even if it weighs more, but that's just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mburke View Post
    I had seen these a while back and didn't buy.... but was looking again for a compact way to carry a mini tool in my Areoclam.

    Fix It Sticks | Light and portable tools for bikes

    Doe's anyone have these or had any experience with them?
    They look like a simple compact way to carry some of the basic hex keys and phillips/slot bits with you.

    Thoughts ?
    I keep one in my apron in the shop. Pretty useful. Hadn't thought of keeping one in a seat bag. But no chain break, so probably wouldn't consider it for my seat bag, anyway.

    Edit: Just read the response saying they'll be adding a chain break to work with it? Now I'd be interested in it for the seat bag.
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    I got one of these a year ago... it is so small and has everything i need for the road.

    https://www.amazon.com/PB-Swiss-BikeTool/dp/B00LNBUCXK

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    I am a big fan of the Fix It Sticks, and have been using since the Kickstarter campaign. Great company to work with too!

    They also recently expanded the line adding torque tools to assist with scope mounting for long rifles. Very handy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desaljs View Post
    I am a big fan of the Fix It Sticks, and have been using since the Kickstarter campaign. Great company to work with too!

    They also recently expanded the line adding torque tools to assist with scope mounting for long rifles. Very handy.

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