Abbey Bike Tools’ roots lie in the specific needs of the traveling pro mechanic. However, the tools were so good, that mechanics of all types starting adding them to their collections for work around the home and shop. Now, Abbey is introducing two new tools that are specifically oriented towards work in the shop – and they’re looking as good as ever.
When you’re making tools to travel, length and weight are very critical specifications. For a tool meant for shop life, you can get away with a longer, heavier pedal wrench that provides extra leverage. That’s exactly what Abbey has added here with their Shop Pedal Wrench. Now 2″ longer than their previous wrench at 14″ in overall length, the extra length will help you break free stubborn pedals.
Like the original, on one end you’ll find a precision 15mm open ended wrench. On the other is a clever 6/8mm swivel hex. That gives you all of the tools needed for most pedals in a single wrench. Finished with a durable black cerakote, the Shop Pedal Wrench will sell for $120 and will be available on May 26th.
The Shop Hammer is one of those tools that Abbey originally custom made just for themselves in their own shop. After getting enough requests from their crew of ambassadors, the Shop Hammers will now be available to everyone.
While they have the same 12″ compact length of their original titanium hammers, this one is made from heat treated stainless steel. It also has a 1.5″ replaceable tip with either brass or tough plastic options. At 20oz, or 567g, the Shop Hammer is more than double the weight of the Titanium Team Issue Hammer and will provide a bit more persuasion in the shop. Priced at $100, the Shop Hammer includes the plastic face and the Brass face is available for an additional $20.
Abbey let the Harbor out of the bag at NAHBS last year, and now the gorgeous dishing tool is finally shipping. Featuring a full billet construction that made Dave Rome state that it resembled the Sydney Harbour Bridge upon first seeing it as a surprise 30th birthday present (hence the name, and who it was originally commissioned for), the Harbor is compatible with 20-29″ wheels.
To drop the center plunger, there is a spring loaded button that allows it to drop to the hub face.
The Harbor includes stand off feet to dish wheels with the tires still on, but it can also be used without the feet to quickly locate the rim. Abbey claims the tool is compatible with all rims and axle widths, and the gauge sells for $250.