SUMMIT CY­CLES TOP SIX MOST USE­FUL TOOLS

Australian Mountain Bike - - Between The Tape -

Joe Dodd and Chris Her­ron not only put to­gether our Work­shop sec­tion each is­sue, but they are also the peo­ple on the tools at Summit Cy­cles in Syd­ney. When asked what their five most use­ful tools were in the shop, they were quick to re­spond - and gave us six.

ONE

QUICK LINK PLI­ERS – you need these to undo quick links, and re­ally there’s not much else that does it prop­erly.

TWO

Summit Cy­cles build most of the wheels on the bikes in their shop, so the PARK TOOL NIPPLE DRIVER is used many times ev­ery day. It’s far eas­ier to use than a screw­driver for get­ting the nipple wound onto the spoke, thanks to the off­set han­dle.

THREE

The PARK TOOL UP-1 is es­sen­tially a sharp­ened spoke, ideal for pry­ing seals, scrap­ing grime away, pierc­ing rim tape for a valve and open­ing up ca­ble outer af­ter cut­ting.

FOUR

The PARK TOOL I.R-1.2 is a guide for in­ter­nal rout­ing. A string with a mag­net helps pull ca­bles or outer through the frame. With so many frames us­ing in­ter­nal rout­ing, and lots of drop­per post in­stalls, the work­shop would slow down a lot with­out this tool.

FIVE

Joe and Chris trust the PARK TOOL TW-5 TORQUE WRENCH. As any good me­chanic will tell you, tak­ing guess work out is im­por­tant.

SIX

The self fash­ioned bot­tle opener pri­mar­ily gets used on Thurs­days and Satur­days – but is still an es­sen­tial part of the Summit Cy­cles work­shop.

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