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Test of Time…

Hope Tech 3 X2

Long Term Brands at Chasing Trails This is the first post a good while, I got very out of the habit..! It’s not exactly a New Year’s resolution to start posting again, but it seemed a good time nonetheless. Starting the new decade I was considering what was appropriate and wondered if there any brands I’ve used for the…

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Park Tools CC-3 chain wear indicator

Park Chain Gauge I might be wrong, but I’m guessing that this tool is very underrated by a lot of home mechanics… If your chain wears beyond a certain point you’ll very quickly need a new cassette & chain-rings as well as a replacement chain. On the other hand I’ve seen a fair few bikes which obviously have wear…

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2 really useful wheel building tools

Better tools for wheel builds This post is a review of useful tools rather than a wheel building tutorial! Cyclus 720158 Spoke Nipple Driver You can build wheels without a nipple driver but it’s a lot more tricky & will take longer. Most nipple drivers look like a screwdriver with a bent shaft. That kind is a hand tool…

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