|And I bought new gloves too.|
I think it is well chronicled on these pages that I have a weakness for tools. I’ve written a number of posts about it, and taken more pictures than I should. I also have to admit that I open the Canadian Tire and Home Hardware flyers first–well before the food. Whenever I visit those stores, I always walk around the tool sections, hefting the wrenches and drills when opportunity allows.
So it should come as no surprise that bike ownership can also include some tools.
When I purchased the bike, I asked what tools I would need–this is probably the kind of words a salesman dreams of hearing. However, they said I would need a pump, a multi tool and some tire levers. The assured me the bike comes with a several tune-ups and there was much less maintenance than a mountain bike.
Being at the bike show, I couldn’t resist picking up this tool. Will I need it? Doubtless, there are ways to measure chain wear without this tool–but …..tools are cool. I like tools.
As you can see, it was a moment of weakness. Fortunately for me, it isn’t a big ticket item, and it didn’t break the bank. It was cheaper than I have seen it at bike shops and even online shops. It isn’t like I bought the entire Park Tool Master Kit.