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OnlineSteve398

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    The other day the bike was in for a minor job and I saw the mechanic using a mini ratchet. Great for the confined spaces and easily transportable for the bike @ £12.99


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08S41VCZH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


    P.S. It’s worth pointing out that the torx bit can also be fitted into the bottom of the handle, so that it can be used as a straight driver as well as a ratchet wrench.
    « Last Edit: 2021-10-31 20:57:00 by Steve398 »

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      Re: Micro mini 1/4" ratchet to carry on the bike
      « Reply #1 on: 2021-10-30 13:57:51 »
      Always useful those small rackets. I carry on the bike a Beta Mini Set. Got it some years ago in a closing down sale, couldn't resist the price. So glad I bought it because I use it all the time on the bike. Handy for all the fairing screws etc.


      https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beta-9000937-C39-11-SOCKETS-Access/dp/B008OF0NEQ/ref=asc_df_B008OF0NEQ/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=256433357675&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10863225796305657686&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1006964&hvtargid=pla-429725062030&psc=1&th=1&psc=1

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        Re: Micro mini 1/4" ratchet to carry on the bike
        « Reply #2 on: 2021-10-31 10:34:55 »
        I've got one of these
        https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/203309256720


        Only a cheapy but decent quality and amazingly useful.


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          Re: Micro mini 1/4" ratchet to carry on the bike
          « Reply #4 on: 2021-10-31 18:23:37 »
          I carry one of these Facom sets, yes it is expensive but it has so many useful bits in such a small size and great quality and guarantee .
          https://www.primetools.co.uk/product/facom-r-181nano-1-4-drive-high-precision-ratchet-socket-bit-set-5-5-14mm/
          But I have to say the micro one the OP linked to, looks very good and might work where nothing else would.
          « Last Edit: 2021-10-31 18:29:26 by TJRL »
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            Re: Micro mini 1/4" ratchet to carry on the bike
            « Reply #5 on: 2021-10-31 18:58:51 »
            Within the "Bike tool kit", I carry sufficient tools to remove the plastics & wheels.

            Contents of tool kit on bike:-

            Screwdriver handle with 2 reversible blades, No.1 & No.2 star-head and 3/16" & 1/4" plain tips,
            plus adaptor for T20, T25 & T30 Torx bits, Clarke PRO 39 8-Pce TX Tamper Proof Bit Set - Machine Mart - Machine Mart
            T25 & T30 Torx wrench (standard BMW toolkit),
            Motrax 19x24x22 front wheel axle tool + 19mm socket 3/8" drive,
            T45 & T50 Torx socket 3/8" drive + 75mm 3/8" extension bar
            + 3/8" drive ratchet handle, Clarke PRO199 3/8" Drive Extendable Ratchet - Machine Mart - Machine Mart

            All fit into the tool roll under the seat.
            « Last Edit: 2021-10-31 19:30:14 by David. »

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              Re: Micro mini 1/4" ratchet to carry on the bike
              « Reply #6 on: 2021-10-31 19:40:44 »
              Machine Mart do this Laser 1/4" Drive Ratchet With Bit & Socket Adaptor, Laser 4002 1/4" Drive Ratchet With Bit & Socket Adaptor - Machine Mart - Machine Mart

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                Re: Micro mini 1/4" ratchet to carry on the bike
                « Reply #7 on: 2022-02-10 15:54:57 »
                The other day the bike was in for a minor job and I saw the mechanic using a mini ratchet. Great for the confined spaces and easily transportable for the bike @ £12.99


                https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08S41VCZH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


                P.S. It’s worth pointing out that the torx bit can also be fitted into the bottom of the handle, so that it can be used as a straight driver as well as a ratchet wrench.
                I've owned the same racket for years. Found it in Halford's discount bin. IRC it cost £5. It came on a little plastic box with assorted bits and an adapter for small 1/4 sockets. Still use it for the fiddly tight jobs,
                Trust me am a retired Doctor and lecturer at Oxford University of Structural and Mechanical engineering.

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                Re: Micro mini 1/4" ratchet to carry on the bike
                « Reply #8 on: 2022-02-10 20:27:02 »
                I recently got one of these


                https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/wera-38-piece-mini-bit-ratchet-bit-set/


                expensive but very well built and a good bit of kit


                It fits nicely on one of the cubby holes on the bike and is to be left on the bike hopefully never to be used while out and about

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                  Re: Micro mini 1/4" ratchet to carry on the bike
                  « Reply #9 on: 2022-02-11 12:07:12 »
                  Just ordered one of these, 1 x SabreCut MRSC01 Mini Micro Ratchet 1/4" Hex Stainless Steel Professional 72 Tooth Gear Hand Ratchet Wrench : Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Tools

                  but directly from Sabrecut, 1pc Mini Micro Ratchet 1/4" Hex - MRSC01 | SabreCut | Ratchets

                  If you register for an account, you get 20% off your first order, free standard delivery. Cost reduced from £12.99 to £10.39.

                  As per the OP, I like the look of the straight driver and ratchet wrench option.
                  « Last Edit: 2022-02-11 12:12:58 by David. »

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                    Re: Micro mini 1/4" ratchet to carry on the bike
                    « Reply #10 on: 2022-02-12 12:05:44 »
                    Most unexpectedly, the tool turned up today by Royal Mail 24 (next day). It's quite dinky and nice quality.

                    https://i.ibb.co/7K8D6bq/Dinky-Tool.jpg
                    Micro mini 1/4" ratchet to carry on the bike
                    « Last Edit: 2022-02-12 14:51:50 by David. »