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This chain tool has a wide, wing shaped handle that feels very comfortable in your hands, and it's easy to turn when pushing pins in and out of the chain links. The Birzman Damselfly is the only chain tool with a handle design like this, and it would be appreciated by those who break chains often. See More
For a tool that most cyclists will use about once a year, it's definitely too expensive. However, if you're someone who likes their tools to be as comfortable as possible, and if you don't plan on working on Campagnolo parts, you might consider getting the Damselfly Universal. See More
The Damselfly can be used with BMX, single-speed, 9, 10 and 11-speed chains, as well as older 6, 7 and 8-speed chains. The only chain it won't fit is 11-speed Campagnolo, which requires peening. This versatility is achieved by having a spring-loaded chain guide, which can be adjusted to the thickness of your chain's plates. See More
The Pedro's Pro chain tool is a heavy-duty tool, suitable for 99% of chains, it can even handle Campagnolo parts (an Italian manufacturer of bike parts). It's not the best pick for the average cyclist, who might need to use it only about once a year. For serious mechanics, however, the comfort, durability and versatility of this chain tool would be a great investment. See More
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