What's In a World Cup Mechanic's Toolbox?

Apr 29, 2017 at 23:27
by Mike Kazimer  
Aaron Gwin s mechanic John Hall gives us the details on his custom toolbox setup.

It's not easy being a World Cup bike mechanic. In addition to the pressure that comes with being in charge of maintaining the bikes of some of the fastest (and most particular) riders in the world, you also need fly around the globe with a toolbox that can handle any situation, whether that's a quick brake bleed or completely rebuilding a bike after a muddy run.

John Hall, Aaron Gwin's mechanic, has developed a bit of a reputation for having one of the most dialed setups on the circuit. During one of his laps through the pits, Pinkbike's Ross Bell stopped by to take a closer look at just what Hall has inside his toolbox for the 2017 season.


Aaron Gwin s mechanic John Hall gives us the details on his custom toolbox setup.
It starts with a Pelican case, which Hall chose because he was tired of careless baggage carriers damaging his toolboxes. In the past, he's even had a toolbox come out on the baggage claim conveyer belt with a line of tools strewn behind it - security had opened it up, but couldn't figure out how to get everything back where it belonged. With this year's set up, this should be much less likely to occur.



Aaron Gwin s mechanic John Hall gives us the details on his custom toolbox setup.
The first layer contains the tools Hall uses most often - T-handle allen wrenches, shock pump, brake tools, L-shape allen wrenches, light, spoke wrench, tire levers

bigquotesI decided to do a full foam cutout for every single tool... I kind of put my old tool box on a diet, got rid of a lot of multiple tools – there's no reason to have like four different sets of multi-tools and allen keys and T-handles and all that. I've got four pallets, so I laid those out on my workbench for a good month or so and worked on bikes, built bikes, and as I reached for tools if something wasn't where I wanted it to be I would shuffle it around until I was pretty final on how everything was going to lay out, from the direction my T-handles lay - vertical vs horizontal, I played with it all.

Once I was set with that I traced it all out, took a blade to it; it's Kaizen foam, about 2-inches thick I'd say, and then it has 3mm layers, so you can cut it as deep as you want and then just peel it out.
John Hall


Aaron Gwin s mechanic John Hall gives us the details on his custom toolbox setup.
Layer two contains the second most commonly used tools, such as Knipex pliers, lube, picks, torque wrench and all the bits to go with it, and open end wrenches for working on brakes.


Aaron Gwin s mechanic John Hall gives us the details on his custom toolbox setup.
The third layer holds Abbey bike tools, a titanium hammer, punch, cassette tool, derailleur hanger straightening tool, truing stand tool, suspension sockets, BB30 drifts, pipe cutters, and screwdrivers.


Aaron Gwin s mechanic John Hall gives us the details on his custom toolbox setup.
The mesh pockets in the lid contain a bleed kit, spare cleats, spare brake levers, band-aids, super glue, loctite, tape, a lighter, a bolt kit with spare titanium bolts and all the stock bolts that were replaced with ti, and zip ties.


Aaron Gwin s mechanic John Hall gives us the details on his custom toolbox setup.
Everything laid out and ready for a busy weekend.


Aaron Gwin s mechanic John Hall gives us the details on his custom toolbox setup.


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195 Comments

  • + 167
 I don't think my tool kit which consists of hammer , piece of wood and multi tool would cut it on the circuit
  • + 52
 It's all about the size of the piece of wood and eventually the hammer.
  • + 121
 When you say hammer, I assume you mean the adjustable wrench type?
  • + 20
 @IllestT: no I mean the claw type
  • + 43
 @sewer-rat - Do you happen to be Jeremy Clarkson? That toolkit seems oddly familiar...
  • + 4
 My bike tool kit is not too shabby if I do say so myself but last time I worked on my motor I seriously used a piece of wood and a hammer.
  • + 32
 When the only tool you have is a hammer, all of your mechanical issues start to look like nails. Rock on @sewer-rat
  • + 5
 @Chadimac22: hahacheers, I make Clarkson look sophisticated
  • + 48
 Is it a metric hammer?
  • + 8
 @Chadimac22: to make matters worse the multi tool is a crank brothers one Beer
  • + 9
 @sewer-rat: So, you only have a hammer then?
  • + 13
 6lb air cooled variable adjuster = hammer
  • + 9
 @jdsy2154: I've just picked up a Press fit tubeless boost hammer.....still doesnt make me hammer any better.
  • + 4
 @sewer-rat: I like to call my hammer my persuader. Its like a negotiator to get the job done...
  • + 10
 You haven't worked on your bike until you get the hammer out.
  • + 1
 That looks awesome but what does he do when he gets a new tool? He's got to reorganize and re-cut all that foam?
  • + 6
 @HardtailZero: dynamic impulse applicator
  • + 2
 @IllestT: When you say adjustable wrench, I think you mean adjustable rock?
  • + 7
 @gtill9000: If I get a new tool then I'll try to fit it anywhere there is space. If not, then yes I'll order 1 new piece of foam and add the tool where it makes sense. It only takes about 15 mins per sheet to trace and cut all the tools so its really not that big of a deal for me. But, our tool boxes are built to work on a specific set of bikes so I'm pretty well set for now. Cheers bud!
  • + 2
 @johnboy33: Can I sent you my tool box and a couple 6-packs for your trouble? This looks awesome and definitely has me looking (I'd definitely be OK if you "accidentally" slipped a couple tools in as well)!
  • + 1
 @HardtailZero: haha, have you ever worked as a modular clay placement specialist?
  • + 1
 @sevensixtwo: when the mole grips then you're working on a bike
  • + 72
 There's a hidden bottom layer full of coke for mission critical moments
  • + 2
 *pepsi
  • + 50
 A place for everything, and everything in its place. What's not to like?
  • + 2
 I am inspired, and just ordered my Pelican case and a few tools.
  • + 43
 And a harbour freight ratchet... Boss
  • + 28
 One dollar ratchet. One hundred eighty dollar hammer. Seems all good to me.
  • + 3
 It has the composite handle. Maybe for weight savings.
  • + 8
 A Harbor Freight opened in my town near Home Depot....guess where I go? Same tools without the "name" at a quarter of the price(I have yet had a tool fail before a brand name). My only issue is I go in for some new sander and an air regulator and walk out with an R/C helicopter, more bungee cords than I'll ever need for $2 and a bag of pnuts. Then there's a Big Lots right next door!! Ha ha
  • + 2
 Thank you i thiught i was the only one
  • + 1
 @millpill: I still use my craftsmen professional rackets in the shop but the harbor freight composites get great reviews. I'm planning on grabbing a couple to throw in the race trailer this for this summer.
  • + 1
 @GlassGuy: FWIW, I've broken a ton of harbor freight tools, but the majority of them have been powertools. hand tools have been about 95% fine.
  • + 1
 @GlassGuy: I disagree i only buy them for single use jobs.. the Allen wrenches are made out of very poor steel.
  • + 3
 @the-vault: Exactly. The composite handle is a fair bit lighter. Although I do appreciate the quality of Snap On and Craftsman tools, the cost and weight of them don't make sense for me. I only use that ratchet for our fork top caps and to put our E13 BB's in. Both of those don't happen but a few times a year and the ol' Pittsburg handles that job like a champ.
  • + 1
 My experience with Harbor Freight tools has been mixed. I have a finish nail gun that has lasted well beyond expectations. Same for the air compressor I bought at the same time. The framing nailer I bought didn't make it through one small project. Hand tools such as ratchets and wrenches have never had a problem either.
  • + 2
 @mtbandy: Good thing we don't use nail guns huh?
  • + 17
 That guy seems to love his work. Big props to him and his dedicated tool box. Very professional customized. A lot of thinking and trying out went in this piece of art! Respect!
  • + 13
 Recently picked up a pair of those Knipex pliers; nice bit of gear.
  • + 2
 Any idea what size is in this kit?
  • + 2
 @mtnfriend: looks like the 7". great tool.
  • + 2
 Yeah. They are fantastic.
  • + 2
 They're the best. Once you get a pair that's all you'll buy.
  • + 1
 @enicma: Thanks!
  • + 11
 Now we just need to see detailed photos of Aaron's (Troy's mechanic) toolkit to properly compare the two.
  • + 86
 Plan is to do one at every round, will try get Aaron's at Fort William!
  • - 4
flag diggerandrider (Apr 30, 2017 at 7:51) (Below Threshold)
 Sorry meant to upvote
  • + 9
 ''it's Kaizen foam, about 2-inches thick I'd say, and then it has 3mm layers'' Aaaaahh bike industry!
  • + 3
 This will all change with 29'' tires on wide 700c rims.
  • + 8
 Why the ti hammer? Don't know but I need one now. Is it just for weight saving?
  • + 1
 Was wondering the same...
  • + 24
 Because titanium.
  • + 5
 If you use it often enough, and spend enough time lugging it around an airport, I can see how you could justify it. Cos steel just ain't pro enough
  • + 4
 Why would a Ti hammer be any lighter? The point of a hammer is to have a set weight to swing around. I guess you can make the shaft lighter at no performance cost, but then theres much lighter materials than titanium.
  • + 14
 Because this is a mini commercial for abby tools.
  • + 3
 They say it's for weight saving.
www.abbeybiketools.com/products/team-issue-hammer
I'd say a little advertising and just because they can make it are the other factors.
  • + 5
 @L0rdTom: There's very little on a bike that you need FULL force to knock out. but tapping out cranks and things like that its helpful to have a hammer. Doesn't need to be super heavy duty.
  • + 3
 he has stated in other interviews about his tool set up that the Ti one cuts a little weight for the overall weight of the kit he hast to fly with. Granted that is a SMALL weight saving but this is a bicycle mechanic we're talking about.
  • + 11
 @L0rdTom: come off it, we all know a 6oz steel hammer weighs more than a 6oz Ti hammer, it's like the old 'tonne of feathers/tonne of coal' question. Wink
  • + 1
 If Wera made the Koloss ratchet/hammer in 3/8" he could toss the hammer and the Harbor Freight ratchet...
  • + 1
 Low weight hammer is an oxymoron.
I understand it is good for traveling and such...
but hitting something with "265 grams" handle included leaves me completely puzzled.
  • + 4
 Ti hammers are used in carpentry as well. I replaced my 21 oz. steel framing hammer with a 14 oz. titanium hammer years ago. Despite the lower weight it drives nails just as well. The manufacturers make some claim about better acceleration and velocity. Seems to work and makes the tool bags lighter and easier on the elbow.
  • + 2
 @RONDAL: You nailed it bud. Also, Titanium.
  • + 1
 It is not necessarily for weight saving. Titanium has better damping properties than other commonly used materials, which makes it easier on your wrists and hands. That matters if you use it a lot, not sure if it is that common for people working on properly maintained bicycles. My (rubber) hammer has some kind of sand inside the head, which also takes away the rebound.

I was expecting a chain whip, cassette tool, bottom bracket tool and stuff like that. It is probably somewhere in there and I couldn't identify it.
  • + 1
 @vinay: They are in this pic - top tools. BB tools are sockets in this same pic.
  • + 1
 @bobbydale: Allright yeah, now I see it. Thanks!
  • + 10
 This is awesome. Thanks!
  • + 8
 Excuse my ignorance, but why the pipe cutter?
  • + 18
 To cut the fork steerer Smile
  • + 20
 Using a pipe cutter to trim handlebars and steerer tubes is far more efficient than using a saw guide and hacksaw.
  • + 4
 Even I used a pipe cutter. Handlebars, seatpost, steerer tube. Easy to use and a very small tool. Always cut with 90 degree angle.
  • + 2
 I'm glad but to see the pros use the same trick as I do. Pipe cutter for perfect cuts. £2 in account screwfix
  • + 6
 Pipe-deburrer afterwards and it's perfect. Very quick, too. Plumbers are the pros when it comes to pipes and cutting them.
  • + 1
 Cut bar ends and fork tubes
  • + 2
 m.pinkbike.com/photo/13558056
Just like this. Nice clean cut.
  • + 1
 @properp: but you have to deburr it, because the cutter usually squezes the tube a little bit.
Without that I could not fit my stem on. In a steel steering tube btw.
  • + 3
 @Brightside: after cutting I all ways file a 45 degree Edge on the steer. This eliminates any burs and allows for a smooth scratch-free assembly
  • + 1
 @Demoguy: and way cheaper than a Park steerer tube cutter
  • + 4
 @Brightside: always use a quality pipe cutter. Cutting fluid never hurts. Do not ever over tighten the cutter take your time and let it cut the steer.
  • + 2
 @properp: everything said.
Now the whole world can enjoy nicely cut tubes.
I just wanted to point out that it's not that easy for those who are trying it out.
  • + 1
 @Brightside: it is just that easy. You just need the bag of skills to perform the tricks or the thick enough checkbook to pay for the service.
  • + 1
 I just use a sawzall to cut the steerer, no guide, nothing. little debuting with file and ride on.I'm pretty darn good with a sawzall though, you'd never know it was done with one.not proud to say I use it for that lol. I've also used it to cut off stuck on motorcycle tires, not a single scratch or ding on the rim. Il get a pipe cutter one day though.
  • + 2
 4.5 zip wheel works also
  • + 1
 @enger: have you used a pipe cutter on carbon bars?
  • + 2
 @loganskis: carbon is the exception for sure....anything alumn or steel works great. I use a cutting wheel on a 4 inch grinder or a hack saw to cut carbon
  • + 4
 Am I the only one who noticed that they didn't talk about an entire tray of tools you can see on the table? Scissors, calipers, chain tool, air gage, brush, pedal wrench, some other pliers. I guess they don't need explaining except for the 4 sets of pliers.
  • + 1
 I don't know what the first and third set of pliers are. but the 2nd is a snap ring plier, and I just found the last one randomly on BTI. its a Schwalbe tire lug cutter. you can set the height for cutting spikes to the same height. the first might be a 4th hand, but that seems kinda irrelevent for modern bikes....
  • + 2
 Nice set up dude.
  • + 2
 where did you get the zippered pouch setup that stays in the lid?
  • + 1
 Thanks Mountain-Life... @mountain-life:
  • + 3
 It's an insert you can buy from Pelican for that size case. Pelican make different ones. They have a padded one for your Laptop and stuff that gets screwed onto the lid of the case... @loganskis:
  • + 3
 My toolbox is 4 different plastic lunchboxes,one for the smallest parts like bolts,one for Allen wrenches etc. One for screw drivers and bigger tools and one for cleaning products/odd wheel and tyre bits and tape etc. Oh and god forbid they get mixed up!! A mans tools are a serious thing haha!!
  • + 7
 I hope you don't lend them out, pisses me off when people lose or damage your tools. You'd be better off asking for a go on my missus than asking to borrow one of my chisels!!
  • + 5
 @pimpin-gimp: can I have a go at your missus?
  • + 3
 @Jimmy0: I'm afraid not, but then you'd have had a "no fu*king chance!" if you'd asked to borrow my tolls so ultimately amore positive experience for you.
  • + 3
 i still dont get the knipex pliers buzz...they seem like the nicest as seen on tv gimmick though. they may have a place, but with all the tools hes packing, just use the right one. i do lots of work on cars, motorcycles, and bicycles, and the pinkbike cycling community is the only ones ive seen that have the ron jeremy hard on for knipex pliers.
  • + 4
 Have you used the Knipex stuff yet? They're quite nice. As for using the right tool for the right job, each of my Knipex pliers are all used for the right job and a specific job. I have the necessary wrenches and sockets for everything that requires them. The flush cuts are for cutting zip ties only, the needle nose are used for grabbing ahold of something or things out of reach if necessary, the cable cutter are meant for cutting shift cables/housing as well as crimping cable ends (they work and feel better than any bike specific ones I've used over the years) and although the adjustable pliers can be used as a replacement for wrenches, I don't use them for that. I have them because I can adjust them with one hand if I need to, the jaws are smooth so they don't damage the surface of whatever you're grabbing onto...mainly suspension components in our line of work, but my favorite part is that they adjust and clamp on a parallel plane allowing for even grip and clamping. Plus, how good does it look when all your pliers match each other? haha. Hope this helps to answer your question bud!
  • + 2
 @johnboy33:
Ahh, sorry I was mostly referring to the adjustable jaw ones and none of the others! People were mostly referring to knipex pliers as the adjustable ones(as that seems to be their signature thing they've gotten known for here, like channel lock brand "channel locks")and seemed stoked that they could use them on everything such as bolts, which I think you are on the same page as me for using the the right socket/wrench! I totally see the use of the other knipex tools you mentioned, I have those tools just not knipex brand. If I had the $$ though I'd buy them, mostly for the high quality cutters and stuff, the adjustable jaw pliers do seem like a improved version of channel lock style pliers, and would be better for the same things you use those for.
  • + 7
 Forgot the bottle opener
  • + 14
 The lighter is in the mesh pockets.
  • + 6
 A mechanic surely can open a bottle with a lot of things. Like all handyman can do.
  • - 3
 @blazekelly: next to the bag of weed?
  • + 5
 @piersgritten:Nope I believe it is in between the tape and the bolt kit
  • + 5
 Negative haha. There's one built into my Abbey rotor truing/pad spreader tool. Top left corner of the first tray.
  • + 2
 I dont get the hammer questions. Am I the only one that uses a hammer to get the wobble out of warped rotors, straighten a bent derailer, or get the wobble spots out of Maxxis tires?? wtf?
  • + 2
 I just use an adjustable "crescent" wrench for all that. Hammer is to remove headset cups, pressed in stuff, nagging people in the garage, etc
  • + 1
 Hammer is need for that maxxis tire wobble though, smack away!
  • + 1
 I ask you all mechanic experts here on PB the following: can one use a Shimano 36-26 B2 crankset (new boost model) with a non-boost hub 142x12? Is the 3 mm offset in the chainline really that drastic? I currently own a boost frame but will move to an “older“ 142x12 rear axle frame, will rebuild the rear tire with a 12x142 hub but the question now is this chainline. If it really messes up the gears, should I get a new non-boost crankset incl chainrings or just a new crankarm on the drive side? Thanks!
  • + 1
 Nice, organized toolkit. I keep my bike tools in this:

www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-14-in-Large-Mouth-Bag-71787-2N09/202018007

Inexpensive, well-built, and big enough for everything; including chainwhip, pedal wrench, bottom bracket tool, etc... I don't have a titanium hammer...

If I flew around the world, I'd go with John's kind of setup.
  • + 2
 He's got it down. I need a pipe cutter. It's humbling to see a professional's kit, reminds me of when the guy at the bike shop instantly changed my tire in like less than a minute, it made me feel pretty daft.
  • + 5
 I use the same lube. Does that make mean I'm fast?
  • + 1
 Interesting to see the old school scissors in there, especially because they take up a lot of space. Unless your cutting a lot of tape or something Id imagine cutters or cable housing cutters would suffice in most situations.
  • + 3
 Trimming number plates..
  • + 2
 m.harborfreight.com/1-4-quarter-inch-heavy-duty-composite-ratchet-66312.html?utm_referrer=direct%2Fnot%20provided After 30 years as a mechanic this is my favorite tool and it's from Harbor Freight.
  • + 2
 My favorite ratchet comes from there as well, well maybe my brothers matco takes the technical win but with price factor the hf wins. I prefer the the all chrome one, as the composite grip ones seems to collect oil and grease in a car environment(this is a problem of all composite and rubber handles tools, not hf specifically)
  • + 2
 m.harborfreight.com/14-in-drive-quick-release-ratchet-62175.html?utm_referrer=direct%2Fnot%20provided

This one. All of my hf ratchets have been superb. I always buy the "pro" line, not their cheapest whatever ones. Way better then my craftsmen, easily.
  • + 1
 *than
  • + 1
 Anyone know of a source to have the foam cut like that? I have the Park BX-1 and using foam would make for a much more efficient use of the space.

That foam looks custom cut (which he may have done himself while traveling around the world.

Well I guess I should have Google'd, but 3 minutes will surely add up fast.

lifehacker.com/make-a-custom-foam-inset-to-organize-your-tool-chest-1683372975
  • + 1
 Kaizen Foam. Pelican CNC's it to fit their boxes.
  • + 2
 @johnboy33: too bad I just bought a Park tool box.
  • + 2
 @meesterover: Contact Kaizen, they might be able to do a custom set for your box if the foam is really the way you want to go.
  • + 1
 @johnboy33: how thick of foam did you use? I am contemplating ~3cm thick foam. I also sent you a PM.
  • + 5
 Tools. What'd I win? ....giggity
  • + 3
 John hall was on the downtime podcast earlier this month. Check it out if you haven't, it's pretty good
  • + 2
 Cheers for the heads up on this - it's a really good interview.
  • + 2
 I assume what he is omitted in here is a Feedback Sports stand . What does he use for a truing setup? Just gage it off the stays?
  • + 1
 Thinking the same thing.... Maybe all wheels go to a professional wheelbuilder on tour? Can someone enlighten us?
  • + 1
 My thinking is the truing stands are kept on the team truck
  • + 2
 kwapik is correct. The truing stand as well as any other heavy duty or awkward sized tools that don't get used that often are kept on the truck.
  • + 4
 Someone should sell a kit like this
  • + 0
 The real question is what would you pay for a kit like this?
  • + 1
 @johnboy33: around 300 but i dont know the exact value of all the tools plus the case
  • + 2
 @daniel1234:

You're well over 300 if you simply add the empty case and hammer alone.
  • + 2
 @daniel1234: The Abbey pedal wrench is $346.80.
  • + 1
 @Aelxmodeaus: Its actually $130 USD
  • + 1
 @johnboy33: $346.80 is the Canadian MSRP from Orange Sport Supply. Probably better to order direct!
  • + 1
 @Aelxmodeaus: $346.80 CAD converts to $254.97 USD currently. I'd say you're far better off ordering direct. Orange Sport Supply is nearly double normal retail price.
  • + 5
 Toolkit porn.
  • + 3
 I first wrote "He must polish his tools all the the time" and luckily noticed just before I clicked Smile
  • + 4
 A team is only as good as it's weakest link. That is dedicatedly not weak.
  • + 57
 ironically, a weak link gave Aaron his most famous victory.
  • + 3
 Props mate, sharper than anything that should be sharp in my toolbox ????
  • + 1
 @nickkk: Well executed lol
  • + 2
 I think this article's title should be "What's In a Aarin Gwin's Mecahnic Toolbox?"
  • + 3
 Really enjoyed this article. Both the content and the format. great work.
  • + 3
 He uses Duminde Tech and not even Sponsored. That says something!!!
  • + 2
 Dumonde Tech ????
  • + 3
 This needs to be a video!!
  • + 1
 Awesome but despite all those tools and organization and Aaron can still have his chain break off after a couple pedal strokes just like the rest of us. Hilarious!
  • + 1
 I couldnt care less about the brand of hammer or ratchet or pipecutter. What I would be keen to learn is the brand of shockpump in kit at this level of the sport.
  • + 1
 It looks like one of the Fox digital shock pumps, which makes sense given Gwin's Fox sponsorship. Amazon link:

www.amazon.com/dp/B0187WIOP0/ref=gl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1UF85AF08CBDN&coliid=I3NHAYZS2VB0M4
  • + 2
 I see a german´s toolboxWink A Lot of Wera-Tools and Knipex tongs...german engeneering in da houseSmile
  • + 1
 It's all very clean. I guess he must work on filthy bikes and therefore gets his tools dirty. He must spend ages cleaning them.
  • + 3
 is yt allowed to use specialized tire levers
  • + 3
 I didn't see a chain tool in there, wonder if that was intentional
  • + 4
 Bottom layer, right next to the scissor. But I'm sure you were being sarcastic from his chainless run.
  • + 3
 No chain whip for cassette removal?
  • + 7
 Holds the cassette still with his f*cking hands.
  • + 4
 He actually has 2 in there, the abbey ones, you can clearly see them
  • + 5
 @aushred: oh jeez, right above the derailleur truing tool. I'm clearly to tired and grumpy from waking up to watch the downhill race that Red Bull couldn't manage to get working.
  • + 2
 Top tool, layer three.
  • + 2
 Why no chain whip vise grips or chain whip pliers? Way better tools.
  • + 1
 @KiwiXC: Probably because he gets the Abbey Tools chain whip for free...
  • + 1
 @johnboy33 which brand T-handle hex wrenches you got? I've been lookin for good solid ones but haven't found yet.
  • + 1
 Great article thanks Pink Bike and John Hall. DIY tool kit project, I'm on it!
  • + 1
 Roger that, just found my next New Years resolution. Ah crap it's already May.
  • + 1
 Phhh guns for show knives for a pro! Leatherman , multi tool and a massive hammer
  • + 1
 Tune
  • + 2
 Now we know what mechanics are up to during off season!
  • + 2
 John Hall: Awesome lineup! Curious, what's with the BB30 raw socket tool?
  • + 1
 They're just simple BB30 bearing drifts is all. Light and simple to use when we replace them.
  • + 2
 If John needs a real knife hit me up.
  • + 3
 Whatchu got? haha
  • + 2
 @johnboy33: www.afisherknives.com I'll make you something neat and send it your way. nothing necessary just send me a hat or something cool. Anything to help Gwin this season. haha!
  • + 2
 Man I'd lose a lot of that.
  • + 2
 Where is the duct tape!?
  • + 2
 Nice kit. I like
  • + 1
 Chain lube?

Pah! Who needs that shit?!
  • + 1
 Brody as it seems.
  • + 1
 Can anyone identify the torque wrench?
  • + 3
 From the colours on it I'd say it's a wera one. Couldn't tell you the model
  • + 1
 Suprised he doesn't have a better spoke wrench.
  • + 0
 13 years continously as a mechanic and I don't see there my fav tool: The Y-type allen key Frown
  • + 1
 How much for your tool kit? I want!
  • + 1
 Beautiful
  • + 1
 Spoke tension meter????
  • + 4
 We keep that tool on the truck and its not one we like to carry in our boxes. Cheers!
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 @johnboy33: I came back to this article after first reading it over the weekend and obsessing over how simple and organised your kit is, I went on a weekend trip to Wales and somehow managed to take twice that with nowhere near the range of tools you have in that small box. Great to see you replying to a load of the comments on here too dude.
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 @gdjcoleman: Cheers bud! Glad you enjoyed it. Hope your riding trip was a good one!
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