Your bicycle has a lot of unused space, so why not utilize it for something useful like tools? That’s what Barstow System aims to do, via their Kickstarter campaign. Head on over to read all about it!
Having essential tools you need in one easy to access and transport location is a must. Silca takes their precision line to another level with these German and Swiss precision hex heads, with a twist. Along with the standard hex wrenches, is the proprietary made in the USA SILCA 17-4 Stainless Magnetic Adapter. The Adapter with a pleasant magnetic click turns the 6mm Hex Key into a ¼” socket drive which can fit any common ¼” driver Bit. Also in the HX-One Kit are are the 6 most common Torx sizes, 2 Phillips Head and 2 Flat head Drivers.
All tools fit in a laser-etched Beech wood case. In stock from Silca for $125 on September 1st. Head over for more information.
Full Windsor is taking their multi tool to new limits and needs the help of Kickstarter:
“Featuring a chain breaker with a tool grade stainless steel pin. The Breaker uses the tool bit extender as a handle, giving you the functionality of a workshop chain breaker in a multi tool. A magnetic tool bit slot is located in the tool’s end allowing the tool to be used like a screw driver. The Breaker is compact and fits nicely into a leather and recycled inner tube pouch. The Breaker is cast from stainless steel using a loss wax casting process and then is tool hardened. It is currently Patent Pending.
The tool weighs just 100g/3.5oz and magnetically houses 2 tool bits inside it’s structure. While the full tool pouch weighs just 185g/ 6.5oz.
The Breaker features:
Chain Breaker with tool hardened stainless steel pin (replaceable)
Glass filled nylon tyre lever with a steel core
3,4,5,6,8mm hex tool bits
Philips head screw driver (PH2)
T25 torx bit
Tool bit extender
Leather (jet black or burnt brown) and recycled inner tube pouch “
I haven’t thought about buying a chain whip in some time. Partially because my Park Tools whip always does the job, but the GB Leather multitool chain whip looks more like a piece of art than it does a tool. I love the leather grip and the flame-kissing on the end is a nice touch.
See more at GB Leather.
For a while, I refused to post Kickstarter campaigns. Mostly because the products seemed chintzy or a little too hastily designed. Until recently, I’ve been coming across some products that are so simple that I want to share them. That’s what I thought about the Lever+ Bike Tool.
It’s a tire lever, something most people carry when they ride, combined with a 4 mm, 5 mm hex, Phillips head driver and a T-25 Torx head driver. Basically everything you’d need in a multi-tool, stuffed into the plastic gut of a tire lever.
Check out more information on the Lever+ at its Kickstarter campaign.
Here’s a video showcasing that cool tool roll I posted about earlier this week, the Nutter.
Clean and simple tool rolls are essential, especially if you’re touring or traveling with a bike. The latest from Full Windsor is just that. Introducing the Nutter multi-tool, complete with leather roll. Either attach it to your Brooks saddle, or toss it in your pannier or backpack. See more at Full Windsor!
Portland Design Works keeps it weird with this new video highlighting how multi purpose their 3Wrencho can be!
I tend to shy away from Kickstarter projects but when I caught wind of Fix It Sticks, the Made in the USA, minimalist bicycle tools, I gladly posted to support their cause, as many of you did. Well, all the support paid off. Fix It Sticks are now in stock. They even come in titanium…
NAHBS is always overwhelming for me but sometimes I just like to see really useful products mixed in with all the high-end, custom bikes. I’ve put my Feedback Pro Elite stand through the ringer over the years and I really love the simplicity of it but when I saw the Sprint Work Stand, I had to check it out. The front fork mount is compatible with all spacing for front or rear dropouts and the bottom bracket padding slides to accomodate all wheelbases.
See more details at Feedback Sports and a few more shots below.