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Rinko Headset Tool

$29.00

The cutest, lightest headset tool in the world. To remove the fork for Rinko, many bikes require a headset tool. Carrying a large headset tool is cumbersome, so we offer this custom-made tool. It features a 32 mm socket for the headset locknut. The smaller holes allow you to insert an 8 or 10 mm Allen wrench for added leverage. The smaller holes also can serve to tighten bolts on your bike during roadside emergencies, but since the tool is made from aluminum, they are not strong enough for shop use.

Note: The smaller 8 and 10 mm holes can fit a bit tightly with some bolts and Allen wrenches. You can open them with a file for a better fit.

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Rinko is the Japanese system of packing bikes for train travel. It’s an elegant way of converting your bike into a small package that you sling over your shoulder and carry on trains, subways, buses or in other crowded places. It is very satisfying to ride up to a train station, and 15 minutes later, having reduced your bike to a neat, small package. One advantage of Rinko is that the bike doesn’t need couplers or other parts that add cost and complexity, as well as affecting the ride quality. A few small details when designing the frame, a few special parts, and a standard bike can be made to Rinko.

    • 32 mm, 10 mm, 8 mm
 
    superlight aluminum construction