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Name that TOOL #20

Bikeman's Name that TOOL contest is back!  Hint:  This is not a throwing star but the notches do make for comfy hand holds.   Think you can Name that TOOL?   Tell us your story while providing the tool manufacturer, model and functionality and you could be $10 in Bikeman Bucks richer. Creativity always breaks a tie.

Name That Tool #20

We have selected a winner!   Thanks for the great responses, unfortunately only one person can win.   We can tell you that this tool is the Mavic M40652 Wrench for adjusting zamac spokes on the Crossmax and Ksyrium wheels.

Most everyone knew that this was a Mavic spoke wrench but only one person also nailed the model (M40652).   This makes a difference as Mavic has another spoke wrench, Model M40630 to adjust the screwed eyelets on Crossroc, Crossroc Disc, and Ksyrium Elite wheels( Pre '05), as well as the D3.1 Disc, X3.1 Disc, and X3.1 rims, EX823 Disc, XM819 and XM819 Disc.

So our winner is Tim Vincent! Here is Tim's winning response.  

"Spoke wrench Mavic UST, Zicral spokes M40652
I could go all,"this old house hour" and name that tool and say it is some type of can opener or some type of home defense system or even a beer can holder, but that just ain't my style."

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written by Kp , October 14, 2011
Ksurium spoke wrench.
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written by Todd Donovan , October 14, 2011
Looks a lot like the Mavic spoke wrench for Crossmax or Ksyriium wheels
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Cable barrel adjuster tool
written by Joe , October 14, 2011
The manufacturer was a man named Sook in the foundary of Osaka Japan. This tool is used to adjust cable barrel adjusters. It slides over the barrel adjuster and provides better leverage and hand position ... And eliminates hand cramping and broken nails.
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It's a.....
written by Mr Green , October 14, 2011
....Mavic Spoke wrench
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it's a....
written by Mr Green , October 14, 2011
.....Mavic spoke wrench
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written by Alexis Arapoff , October 14, 2011
Dude, that is a Mavic Ksyrium spoke wrench, you also need a Mavic flat spoke holder to really do the job correctly. You can always substitute a vice grip for the spoke wrench and a small adjustable wrench for the spoke holder but that wouldn't be pro would it...vice grips what cant they do?

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mavic spoke wrench?
written by b , October 14, 2011
mavic spoke wrench?
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written by Jon Prestley , October 14, 2011
Mavic Spoke Wrench
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written by Brent , October 14, 2011
That is a Mavic splined nipple driver, just like the one that I stripped out a nipple on a customer's wheel with.
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Service course Mavic Ksyrium Spoke wrench
written by kp , October 14, 2011
only for the special people....
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written by Shey Lindner , October 14, 2011
Mavic spoke nipple tool, most are made of black plastic. Never seen an alloy model like that.
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written by Tim Creamer , October 14, 2011
Spoke wrench
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written by Alan Tinti , October 14, 2011
That's a Mavic spoke nipple wrench for their Crossmax UST rims with the fat aluminum spokes. Just used one to replace a spoke on my brother's Crossmax 29r wheels. Very effective tool, no slipping possible with this chunky baby and their splined nipples. Just make sure to get the metal one, not the cheap plastic version.
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written by George leister , October 14, 2011
Spoke tensioning wrench. Maybe torx in particular
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tall guy on a bike
written by john cully , October 14, 2011
mavic ksyrium spoke wrench? never needed to use one since mine stayed true despite the odds, but think i have one kicking around here somewhere.
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ZAMAC
written by Alesandro , October 14, 2011
Mavic Zamac tool
This Mavic spoke tool is used to adjust the screwed eyelets on Deemax UST, Crossroc, Crossroc Disc, and Ksyrium Elite wheels (Pre '05), as well as the D3.1 Disc, X3.1 Disc, and X3.1 rims, EX823 Disc, XM819 and XM819 Disc
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Mavic Spoke Wrench
written by Steve Carter , October 14, 2011
Spoke wrench for Mavic R-sys (and possibly other) wheels.
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Mavic Spoke tool-Crossmax Ksyrium etc.-shop tool not consumer
written by Scott Steele , October 14, 2011
This is a spoke wrench for a proprietary Mavic spoke nipple for Crossmax and Ksyrium style wheels. This is a shop quality tool and not like the plastic consumer wrench that comes with the consumer wheelset at purchase. Great wrench and does not wear out like the plastic version. Be careful not to round out the splines of the spoke nipple since the wrench is much harder than the alloy of the nipple. That is my story and I'm sticking to it.


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written by mark chuley , October 14, 2011
tool #20 is a Mavic spoke nipple wrench
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Name That Tool #20
written by Peter Chu , October 14, 2011
Mavic Spoke Wrench
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written by Dan , October 14, 2011
Well, since I have one of these at home for a set of wheels that I used to own, I have an idea of what it is. I'd say it's a spoke wrench for a set of Mavic Ksyrium wheels. It's made by Mavic. Sadly, I sold the wheels but forgot to send the wrench with them. At least it's keeping my crank arm puller company since neither have been used in a while.
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My Story???
written by Gary Taylor , October 14, 2011
Mavic UST Spoke Wrench.

I am married with two kids, I ride when ever I can and that's all the time I get for stories!!

Thanks,

GT
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Mavic Throwing Star/Spoke Wrench
written by Peter Chu , October 14, 2011
It's a Mavic Ksyrium throwing star and spoke nipple wrench. The rumor was that Mavic made it's consumer version out of black plastic so consumers wouldn't over tension their spokes, while bike shops had a metal version. This looks like the metal shop version. Now you can buy a metal version, the Park SW-13.
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mavic splined Spoke nipple tool
written by matt viara , October 14, 2011
Finally, one I know!

Can't be sure if that's for the smaller nips found on ksyrium Elites or the larger guage one for regular ksyriums...

MVCVOOL

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Mavic Ksyrium Spoke Nipple Tool
written by Bill Cusmano , October 14, 2011
Very handy. Actually, necessary. For Mavic's proprietary spoke nipples. Although the Mavic tool is plastic; this one appears to be metal. Not sure who made it.
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written by Katherine Snell , October 14, 2011
That's a Mavic spoke adjuster and bladed spoke holder. I'm guessing that's the one they supply to shops and not the plastic ones you get with the wheels.
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Campy cable tool.
written by Darin , October 14, 2011
It's gotta be something that slid on the adjusters for easy turning and adjusting of the brake cables. Maybe? Maybe not.
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Name that tool #20
written by Marc Harvieux , October 14, 2011
Mavic UST Spoke Wrench for Zicral spokes
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NAME THAT TOOL!! Mavic Spoke wrench.
written by Tim Chaya , October 14, 2011
My name is Tim and I live in Philadelphia. I work full time at UPENN as a scientist and part time at Fairmount bikes. One night a team of rogue French ninjas came into the bike shops in anger because their Mavic Rims were out of true. They demanded that their wheels be trued quickly of the entire city of Philadelphia would be taken oven. Thankfully I reached into my shop apron and pulled out my Mavic spoke wrench. After a few tense minutes their wheels were back to being perfectly true and they were on their way. Some days I am a scientist, some days I am a bike mechanic and every so often I am the bringer of international peace.
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written by Mike Birner , October 14, 2011
It's a Spinergy spoke wrench to try and straighten out those lousy wheels! Can't say I've ever seen a metal one though - mine was plastic - and never seemed to keep that wheel straight!

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Name that tool
written by Stephan LaPointe , October 14, 2011
Mavic spoke wrench

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Retired Service Manager
written by Herb , October 14, 2011
That is a spoke wrench for spline drive nipples. I would have guessed it was made by Var from the looks of it, but I'm not sure.
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name that tool #20
written by dan sloan , October 14, 2011
mavic spoke wrench
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Name that tool - spoke wrench
written by Tim Vincek , October 14, 2011
Spoke wrench Mavic UST, Zicral spokes M40652
I could go all,"this old house hour" and name that tool and say it is some type of can opener or some type of home defense system or even a beer can holder, but that just ain't my style.

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written by Rob Adair , October 14, 2011
That tool is Mavic Crossmax spoke wrench. It may also be used for other Mavic rims but I only have the Crossmax so I'm not sure.
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written by Tom Morley , October 14, 2011
Mavic spoke tool - I need one
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Sir, just Dan to my friends.
written by Daniel Maggiacomo , October 14, 2011
Shimano spoke wrench!
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written by Mike McCabe , October 14, 2011
Mavic metal spoke wrench
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This one looks simple..
written by Dmitri , October 14, 2011
It's a Mavic tool for some of their wheelsets, like Crossmax SL, Crosstrail, etc. Spokes in those wheels are connected to rims through coarse threaded, splined adapters.
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Spoke Wrench?
written by lolmaus , October 14, 2011
Looks like a spoke wrench to me.
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written by Glenn Trunnell , October 14, 2011
This is a spoke wrench for Mavic rims
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written by reid baker , October 14, 2011
Mavic spoke wrench as found with the zicral bladed ksyriums etc.
Nice grip but the little ridges the seat around the nipple's grooves seems to wear a little too quickly...ultimately leaving it more useful as a throwing star.
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Mavic spoke nipple wrench mid 90's
written by D , October 14, 2011
Mavic spoke nipple wrench mid 90's
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mid 90's mavic splined spoke nipple wrench
written by D , October 14, 2011
mid 90's mavic splined spoke nipple wrench
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written by Wayne Decker , October 14, 2011
This is a spoke wrench for Mavic Crossmax wheels. It's the one they should give you with the wheels instead of the cheap plastic one that breaks after a few uses.
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Mystery tool
written by Curtis , October 14, 2011
It looks like a Mavic-specific spoke wrench tool to me.
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Name that Tool
written by max jansons , October 14, 2011
That tool is a spoke wrench manufactured by Mavic for use on their wheels that used a special shaped nipple. MMMMMMM nipples...........
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written by Jason Cloutier , October 14, 2011
Looks like a Spline Drive spoke wrench.
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written by Robert Gooch , October 14, 2011
Spoke tightener/losener for Mavic Ksyrium Spokes.
Where's The spoke holding tool?
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Mavic Ksyrium Spoke Tool
written by Bob McIntyre , October 14, 2011
Mavic Ksyrium Spoke Tool

Have a good weekend.
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Name that Tool
written by Percy Lopez , October 14, 2011
it resembles a spoke wrench
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Name That Tool
written by Jeff , October 14, 2011
It's a Mavic Spoke Wrench
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twist mivic nipples
written by Jeff K , October 14, 2011
This is a mavic spoke wench for truing mavic wheels with the alloy bladed oversized spokes, both road and mtb.
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written by William , October 14, 2011
Spoke wrench
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Name that Tool #20
written by Mark Powers , October 15, 2011
It's a spoke wrench for Mavic Kysrium wheel set.
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Name that Tool#20
written by george wong , October 15, 2011
I used this tool to lace up a Mavic 819 rim. It's a Mavic nipple cup tool.
It makes a nice mobile in the shop when hung with fishing line.
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Name that TOOL #20
written by Christian Seeley , October 15, 2011
That is a Spinergy carbon spoked wheel spoke wrench if I'm not mistaken.
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Mavic Spoke Wrench
written by Bruce , October 15, 2011
That's what it is
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name that tool #20
written by Jeff Butler , October 15, 2011
This happens to be a Mavic spoke wrench for their Ksyrium/Crossmax wheelsets.
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name that tool
written by jim thornton , October 15, 2011
well the tool is a mavic ust spoke wrench, however like all good things it can also be used as a bottle opener- thanks much, biking jim
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written by Shannon , October 15, 2011
Spoke wrench

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written by Jason Saindon , October 15, 2011
Its a spoke wrench for mavic wheelsets
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Answer to tool#20
written by Milton Guerrero , October 15, 2011
This is a spoke wrench for mavic aluminum wheels Krysium and or Crossmax and crossride wheels. They are different sizes but look the same basically!
Hope I win!!
Thanks!
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Answer to tool#20
written by Milton Guerrero , October 15, 2011
This is a Mavic spoke wrench used for Krysium or Crossmax / Cross ride wheels. I wanted one for my crossmax wheels sometime ago but got the wrong one - for mavic road wheels. Can't align spokes without the proper spoke wrench or I will damage the nipples.

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written by mike backes , October 16, 2011
It's a Mavic spoke wrench

It can also double as a throwing star for ninja riders
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Sweet Mavic UST Fore Spoke Nipple Holder Tool Thingy
written by Brian Danz , October 16, 2011
Built up a couple of sets of MTB wheels with this bad-boy back when the x3.1's first came out. The build takes longer but being able to build up UST with a traditional spoke and choice of hub is totally worth it. I think there's one tool that looks similar that's for the Ksyrium's, but it's shaped differently. I also think that you can only get these in plastic now. I'd love to get my hands on an aluminum one...
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Tool #20
written by Christian Michelsen , October 16, 2011
An Old School Spoke Wrench. Wish I owned one.
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written by steve , October 16, 2011
Well, well, well...... It looks like we have a MAVIC nipple tool for use on all UST tubeless wheelsets. So glad you're showing the rare and awesome metal version vs the free with your wheels plastic unit.

Cheers
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Name that tool #20
written by Christopher Smith , October 16, 2011
This tool is a MAVIC trying key for specific spoke nipples offered on there "high end" wheelsets!
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Mavic UST Zicral Nipple Wrench
written by Keith Lukaszek , October 16, 2011
This tool is used to turn the spoke nipples used with Zicral spokes on Mavic UST wheels. It can also be used to give your enemies (or your friends if they're into that kinda stuff) the dreaded "Purple Nurple".
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Name that tool.
written by Rob Nierengarden , October 16, 2011
This is a spoke wrench for Mavic wheels.
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Its a Mavic wheel wrench
written by Todd Shapiro , October 17, 2011
Used for Mavic Spokes. My buddy almost threw it away thinking it was part of the packing! I said hold on a minute bud, how you gonna true those things!
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It's not a pastie, but it is for nipples.
written by Brandon , October 18, 2011
This here is a Mavic special nipple screwing-up key for their proprietary FORE nipples.
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Mavic
written by Evgeniy , October 18, 2011
2011 Mavic Ksyrium/CrossMax Metal Spoke Wrench

This is the aluminum version of the plastic spoke wrench that comes with every pair of Ksyrium or CrossMax wheels. It's inevitable that you've either stripped or lost yours by now, so here's the durable replacement crafted of aluminum, complete with a hole to string it to your tool kit.
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NAME THAT TOOL #20
written by Scott , October 18, 2011
mavic splined spoke wrench for cross max and ksyrium wheels
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mystery tool
written by Steve Denger , October 21, 2011
cable barrel adjuster?
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Mavic Spoke Nipple Holder, of course...
written by Rick Bullotta , October 21, 2011
...but the upgraded metal version instead of the crappy ones that come with the wheelsets.
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Mavic Crossmax Spoke wrench
written by Steve Cobble , October 22, 2011
--the good one, not the cheep plastic one that comes with the wheels...

that one was too easy...
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Mavic Spoke Wrench
written by Joaquin , October 23, 2011
Spoke wrench made by Mavic, in order to tension their Ksyrium wheels with flat aero spokes.
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Name that TOOL #20
written by Fred Rednor , October 24, 2011
This looks like a spoke nipple tool for the Excel spokes that have spline drive nipples. I'm not sure who actually made the tool, though.

Cheers
Fred
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service manager
written by tyler levine , October 27, 2011
this is the old style mavic spoke tool, not replaced by a smaller crappier plastic one.
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Mavic Spoke Wrench
written by Chuck Brown , October 28, 2011
Mavic Spoke Wrench!
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written by lance brannigan , November 07, 2011
Mavic spoke wrench
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written by daniel , November 07, 2011
Mavic spoke wrench for Ksyrium, etc wheels...
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