Having worked at a bike shop for the past number of years, I've accumulated a decent collection of bike tools. Some I'd consider a good buy-like the Surly Jethro Tule-and others I'd consider a waste of my time. One thing I have a lot of is the aforementioned multi-tool. They're small, generally lightweight, boast an array of necessary allen wrenches and screwdrivers for on the fly adjustments, and half the time they double as a bottle opener.
....Bikes and beer. They go together well.
It's loaded with an 8,9, and 10-speed chain tool; spoke wrenches #'s 0-3; hex wrenches #2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8; a phillips and flat head screwdiver; a t-25 torx wrench; 8mm and 10mm open end wrenches...and a lifetime warranty. It's basically every tool needed for any quick-fix with nothing unnecessary (one of the options we sell at the shop has two valve tools, a shock pump, and only one size of spoke wrench). My only complaint, though...is that it doesn't have a bottle opener.
for the past number of weeks, I've been volunteering at a local mission fixing up the beaten and bruised donated bikes. It's a place that relies on donations and volunteers, so the variety of tools needed for bike "stuff" is...lacking. That's where this little guy has come in handy!
It's been a saving grace a number of times out on the road or the trail....and recently in the basement of a cold Michigan warehouse. All in all...I'm pretty happy with this one, and I don't think I'll be looking for another multi-tool any time soon.
....no matter how much I'm obsessed with them.
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