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Shimano TL-FC16 Installation Tool

USD$1.49 36% off USD$2.34 msrp
Item #: TL403B01
USD$1.49 36% off USD$2.34 msrp
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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 11 reviews)

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Cons

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Best Uses

  • Keep in the garage (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

simple

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...Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cheap solution for that silly cap

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...Read complete review

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!

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4.0

Crank tool

By Vito the bulldog

from Newyork

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Rugged

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bring it With You
    • Mountain Bikes

    Comments about Shimano TL-FC16 Installation Tool:

    This tool does exactly what it was designed to do as expected.. it's Designed to be used by hand so you don't over tighten / accessive preload your crank arms resulting in premature wear of the bearing.. note if your crank was already over tightened you will need to use a channel lock with this in order to break loose the nut..

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    A must have if you have a hollowtech crankset

    By Ferdininer29

    from Long beach ca

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Works Perfectly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Keep In the Garage

      Comments about Shimano TL-FC16 Installation Tool:

      This tool works great on my shimano deore crankest.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Does it's job with no fuss.

      By MicroTim

      from Bloomington, IN

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Shimano TL-FC16 Installation Tool:

            Worked well every time I've used it. A cap that uses an alan key would worked better here Shimano!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            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.

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