It's like tool Feng Shui, a separate color for every size Metric hex key. More easily find the correct tool without reading the size. These are well made, high leverage, and precise fitting tools. The colored coating even does double duty as good grip for dirty hands. German made
I know of no other 'thing' like a bicycle that readily utilizes two different measurement (Std & Metric) styles. Simple tool that is great for determining whether a frame is 56cm or 22" in size, or a stem is 100cm long w/ 1" steering tube. USA made of foreign and domestic components, fitting huh?
Handy, handy tool that your other will greatly thank you for. Basically it holds wire tight while you tighten the wire adjustment bolt on brakes and derailleurs. There are many brands and versions of this, but this is the best. I have my 1980's one that continues to work flawlessly. Japan Made.
A great "PDF" book that walks the reader step by step through the wheel building process and also includes plans to build simple, elegant wooden truing stand. It's a twofer gift that both teaches a skill and creates a tool that will be useful for the rest of one's life.
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