Performance Bikes (UK) - - CONTENTS - Carl New­big­ging

Kit and garage gad­gets tested and rated

I BOUGHT TH­ESE to give the old, tired bolts on a race bike an eas­ier time – multi-point sock­ets just weren’t grip­ping worn edges. I sup­pose I should have re­placed the bolts, but I was 18, and a cheap set of sock­ets was an eas­ier an­swer...

In the long run, they’ve paid off – I don’t think I paid as much as the £20 they’re for sale on­line for now, but even if I had they’ve lasted re­ally well. They’ve not worn ap­pre­cia­bly and still grip both fas­ten­ers and 3/8 drive ratch­ets prop­erly. The colour-coded fin­ish makes se­lect­ing the right one easy, though they’re look­ing a lit­tle sec­ond-hand af­ter years rat­tling around a tool­box.

They’re show­ing their age, but Carl wouldn’t be with­out their handy colour-cod­ing

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