This is Sherief from the Austin Yellowbike, and I was hoping to pool the
thinktank's experience with shop tools prone to breakage and the like.
We're currently having huge issues keeping up with Chain Tools and Presta
Valve pumps especially... it feels like not a week goes by without at least
one of each of these tools breaking. W/r/t the chain tools, we recently
switched from the nicer Park tools to the cheapest we could get out of the
catalog, but with the way those break there's effectively no net savings and
even when they are functioning the new cheap ones are no good. We try to
make sure people know how to use the tools before they do, etc. But my
question(s) today is: Do people have any similar experience out there with
broken/breakable tools-- specifically good ways to prevent these breakages?
Does anyone have any recommendations for good chain tools /PV pumps that can
withstand a bit of overeager volunteering?