With the Manufacturer's name stamped to the tool it might be too easy... But BIKEMAN thinks he can still stump a few of you. 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 and personal experience will always break a tie.
We have selected a winner! Lots of great responses to Name that TOOL #21. With the company name printed on the tool it was pretty obvious that this was a Marzocchi suspension fork tool ... but not everyone knew what exactly the tool was used for.
This is a lower leg protector that was used primarily for the Marzocchi Bomber forks. The tool was placed over the lower fork leg (after the slider was removed) to protect the top of the fork leg while you pryed out the lower seals with a screw driver.
So our winner is Glenzx! Glen had the correct functionality and added a bit of style as well. Here is his winning response.
"Obviously when your opening beer bottles on your partially disassembled 'Zoke and need (another) beer opened (especially when you now realize that the fresh bottle of oil you have is THE WRONG VISCOSITY), you slide this baby on top of the stanchion assembly and WHAM! Knock that PBR long neck cap right off.
Really though, the seal removal leg protector protects the leg(s) from damage when prying out the main oil seal. Clearly this one saw / sees a lot of use. I do love all the weird tools that must be out there - like the SID Schraeder valve fork adapter - which looked a lot like a Marzocchi shraeder valve adapter - but nothing like all those other odd-ball tools in my 'oddball bike tools toolbox'.
Seriously. I'm old enough to have a bunch of these weird tools, and cheap enough to keep them for decades (like that old yellow t-handle 6mm allen wrench from my first pair of Redline Flight cranks)."
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