Tool Tuesday :: Park Tool Dag-2

Tool: Park Tool DAG-2 Derailleur Hanger Alignment Gauge Job:  To align your derailleur hanger. Thumps Up:  The DAG-2 is an updated version of the classic DAG-1 alignment gauge.  The DAG-2 is just as simple and effective to use as the original, but it’s been designed...

Tool Tuesday :: DT Swiss Analog Spoke Tensiometer

Tool: DT Swiss Analog Spoke Tensiometer Job: To measure spoke tension for optimal wheel building and truing. Thumps Up: Any good mechanic knows the importance of using a tensiometer when building or truing wheels. The DT Swiss Analog tensiometer is an easy to use,...

Tool Tuesday :: Lezyne Pedal Rod

Tool: Lezyne Pedal Rod Job:  To install and remove pedals. Thumps Up:  Most pedal wrenches are pretty similar in design and size.  Lezyne’s Pedal Rod, however, steps it up a notch.  It’s available in two versions: the CNC which has an aluminum handle and the Classic...

Tool Tuesday :: Portland Design Works 3Wrencho

Tool: Portland Design Works 3wrencho (coated) Job:  To help you remove your wheel and change a flat tire. Thumps Up:  PDW’s 3wrencho is an excellent tool.  Instead of carrying both a tire lever and a 15mm wrench to change a flat, I now only have to carry one tool.  It...

Tool Tuesday :: Timbuk2 Shop Apron

Tool: Timbuk2 Shop Apron Job: To keep your clothes clean while you are wrenching on bikes. Thumps Up: This Timbuk2 apron is perfect for anyone who gets their hands greasy, but wants to keep their clothes spotless. Its best feature is that it is backed with vinyl, so...

Tool Tuesday :: Park Tool Magnetic Parts Bowl

Tool: Park Tool Magnetic Parts Bowl Job:  To hold small parts and keep them from getting lost or knocked off your bench. Thumps Up:  The Magnetic Parts Bowls is a great addition to any tool box.  It’s inexpensive and will pay for itself the first time it prevents you...