"We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we have only one." ~ Confucius
As a consumer who happens to be a cyclist, I often hear/see/read about products online, in magazines, or another cyclist has an item that catches my eye. During this year's Tour of the Gila, held annually in Silver City, NM, I happened to be in Tyrone, NM, during the Time Trial leg of the Tour. A friend, Karl Frisch, is a professional wrench and lives down the street from me in Silver City. He was working for SRAM during this year's Tour. The energy of the event is palpable...and the BIKES! Whoa! My credit cards were weeping. A LOT of money in bikes there! While talking with Karl, I overheard a guy, who was riding a Lynskey bike (yes, we cyclists notice these things...sort of like women noticing other women's clothes), talking to one of the other SRAM wrenches. He mentioned that he worked at REI and had this cool, compact, bike tool that a guy he knew was making. Well, something along those lines. Made a mental note of what he said: Fix It Stick.
|This Fix It Stick compact bicycle tool gets a "5 Star" rating from me.|
This Fix It Stick rocks, my friends. Rocks! It's sturdy, made of very durable, quality materials, and feels sturdy in my hands. It can be used as a T-style wrench or an L-style wrench with just a simple move of one part. It gets into those places that can be troublesome and provide leverage frequently missing with some of the other "all in one" bike tools. Was it worth the $36 bucks? Damn right! I liked it so much that I immediately ordered one for my nephew and sent it off to him. Told him to send it back to me if he didn't like it and I'd put it in Eileen's bike bag.
Your experience may be different, but, if you're looking for a compact bicycle tool that really works, I think you'll like this Fix It Stick. You won't regret having one in your seat bag...just in case.
A tune to exit this post with...The Temptations doing, "My Girl". Way too many memories with this tune. I was trying to learn how to dance about this time and some guys I met in college were teaching me. Too, too funny. Enjoy...I still love this one.