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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
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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        5.0

        good tool

        By fly2mike

        from seattle

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Keep In the Garage

          Comments about Shimano TL-FC16 Installation Tool:

          good tool, does exactly what it is supposed to do.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          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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