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Shimano TL-FC16 Installation Tool

Item #: TL403B01
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This handy Shimano tool is used to preload the bearing tension on Hollowtech II (outboard bearing) crank / bottom bracket setups.
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Shimano TL-FC16 Installation Tool
 
4.3

(based on 7 reviews)

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5.0

invaluable little too!

By Dan the Man

from Kelowna, BC

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cheap

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Shimano TL-FC16 Installation Tool:

      This tool was like 3 bucks... when is the last time you bought any tool for 3 bucks? The metal version of this tool is about $50 at my local shop... If you don't own a shop to change hollowtech cranks, than this tool is perfect.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      EASE OF USE

      By EDUARDO

      from TOLUCA. MEXICO

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Grip

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Keep In the Garage
        • Mountain Bikes

        Comments about Shimano TL-FC16 Installation Tool:

        GOOD QUALITY, NICE PRICE

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        simple

        By rrp

        from Trinidad and Tobago

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fits Well
        • Handy
        • Instruction On Tool
        • Small

        Cons

        • Easy To Get Lost
        • No Way 2 Correctly Torque

        Best Uses

          Comments about Shimano TL-FC16 Installation Tool:

          its easy to loose, so i keep it in a tool kit with all my bicycle tools, and even in there its sometiems hard to find it.......
          its a cheap and sturdy tool, and it should be the only tool you use to tighten the preload on the BB.
          the corect torque values are written on the tool, so no need to go back to the manuals, which is handy.
          in my opinion, the only thing that would have made this better, was if it had a recess for an hex key so that the correct torque could be applied since its difficult to figure out how much torque you actually apply with your fingers.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Simple!!

          By Ed

          from New Jersey

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • cheap
          • Simple
          • Small Tool

          Cons

          • Easy To Get Lost

          Best Uses

            Comments about Shimano TL-FC16 Installation Tool:

            If you service your own bike and have certain shimano cranks you need this simple tool. Cheap, small, and does what it is intended to do.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Cheap solution for that silly cap

            By Bikebot 6000

            from Tinley Park, IL

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about Shimano TL-FC16 Installation Tool:

            This is a nice cheap solution for that crank retention cap. The outer diameter can be a little difficult to grip if the crank cap is too tight so you may need to supplement your grip with a pair of channel locks. Don't tighten that cap too tightly people!

             
            5.0

            Great tool

            By The Bulldog

            from McPherson, Ks

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Shimano TL-FC16 Installation Tool:

            This is the right tool for the job. It's works and it's cheap. It works with almost any Shimano crank center bolt, but you have to loosen the two screws on the side for it to work.

             
            4.0

            Who needs a torque wrench?

            By John Whorfin

            from Harrisburg, PA

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Fits nicely in the hole
            • Light enough to pack

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Monkey boy
              • Preload your cranks

              Comments about Shimano TL-FC16 Installation Tool:

              clever little device: it's basically a little plastic disc. you tighten it by hand and it keeps you from over-tightening your hollowtech cranks.

              unless you are an orangutan. then you might still get some stripped threads or something. plus, as an orangutan, you'd need a bike with a really long top tube and a really short seat tube

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