Tool Tuesday :: Chris King Hub Service Tool

Tool: Chris King Hub Service Tool Job: Disassembles and reassembles Chris King Hubs Thumps Up: Though Chris King hubs will likely outlive their competitors, they aren’t immune to routine maintenance. The Hub Service Tool is essential to overhauling them. It...

Tool Tuesday :: Jagwire Space Age 2.0 Hydraulic Hose Cutter

Jagwire Space Age 2.0 Hydraulic Hose Cutter   Job: Hydraulic brake hose cutter Thumbs Up:  The Space Age 2.0 is an easy-to-use handheld hydraulic hose cutter.  It replaces Jagwire’s previous version, which was bulky and not used in-hand.  It cuts hoses cleanly...

Tool Tuesday :: Truing Stand Upright Extension

Fads in the bicycle industry are commonplace. For a while, people thought that 29er mountain bikes were among them. Time has shown, however, that 29ers are stealing more and more riders from their 26-inch wheels. The big wheels of 29ers come in handy when rolling over...

Tool Tuesday :: Homemade Sharpened Spoke

Sometimes a good tool is very complicated. Sometimes it’s rather simple. In the case of my favorite homemade tool, it’s the latter.   It may seem silly to review a sharpened spoke, but this is one tool that I find indispensable. Its many uses include:...

Tool Tuesday :: Phil Wood Spoke Cutting and Threading Machine

If there ever was a tool that bike shop employees lust for, it’s the Phil Wood Spoke Cutting and Threading Machine.   Its name says it all. It will cut and thread almost any spoke to near perfect tolerances. Though it costs nearly as much as a high-end...

Tool Tuesday :: Wheels Manufacturing Hanger Multi Tool

The most ubiquitous bicycle tool is easily the multi tool. Nearly every tool company makes one, and most companies offer several models. This week’s review focuses on one that stands out for its ingenuity: the Wheels Manufacturing Hanger Multi Tool.   Upon...