The Park Tool torque driver is useful in any toolbox. Generally, 1/4″ hex drivers are very versatile and compact since they can hold and drive an unlimited array of hex bits and sockets for all kinds of uses, including ski, snowboards & bikes. We’ve been looking for a torque driver that is not sport specific, adjustable for variety of ski, snowboard, bike and other times when a torque wrench is useful and found one in this tool.
Relative to skiing, it’s a huge bummer, can get spendy and time consuming repairing a spinning binding screw or cracking a top sheet. Same for over tightening your nice carbon and lightweight bike components that you spent a lot of money to own. Many manufacturers recommend 4.5Nm for alpine binding screws.
Introducing Velovise, the incredibly portable bike workstand for all avid cyclists from beginner to experienced professional shop mechanic. Velovise is revolutionizing bike maintenance and repair by making cumbersome, difficult to transport and space-consuming traditional bike repair stands obsolete.
Any DIYer will find years of usefulness for an array of gear and home projects, repairs and maintenance out of Big Gator Hand Drill & Tap Guides. They can be used on flat surfaces (like skis & snowboards), corners and round items (like ski poles and bike frames). With or without clamping, these handy guides should be in every DIYers toolbox.
From France, VAR is internationally known for their vast range of fine bike tools and supplies for the very discerning to the novice bike mechanic. SlideWright has a good cross section of available VAR Bike Tools in stock with the ability (like many of our products) to custom order others not found in stock. Here is the VAR Product Catalogue for 2012 (10MB pdf) which we bookmarked so you can use it as an easy reference.
ParkTool has an excellent bike repair resource library. It is a great reference for the DIYer to learn and apply the numerous techniques while maintaining your bike(s). Check it out and gain more confidence tackling an array of tasks which are easier than you may think.
We are happy to announce that we have made a major move and commitment to the sports, activities and life styles relative to the bicycle. As with Ski and Snowboards we are, and will be, offering an array of bike tools, parts and supplies, along with tips and techniques, to help you keep your bike or bikes rolling along and extend their useful life.