Pedro's Tülio QR Skewer Multi-Tool
So to prep up the steel framed Giant for winter service, I had to swap out a wheel-set and then re-adjust the brakes; check the brake lever and shifter mounting screws for tightness; check the stem and bar mounting screws; seat hardware, seat post clamp, bottle cage and rack mounting screws; check the front and rear derailleur mounting tension; check the chainring bolts AND install a new chain and chain pin.
All of this was intentionally done with a Pedro's Tülio, which, interestingly enough, was equipped with the specific hex key sizes required to do the job, as well as a chain tool and slot screwdriver for setting limit screws. Part of my confirmation that I can travel light with this and still have enough to look after unexpected or expected maintenance.
This particular Tülio has also been deliberately exposed to rain and road dirt for several months now without special attention and I was expecting some corrosion issues. Even those after-market locking skewers have corrosion issues.
Zero. Zip. Nada. Zilch.
Which is why its now riding on the rear wheel of the winter bike. If it deals as successfully with salt - any reservations I had about it being 'exposed' will be completely groundless. And I'll pick up a *couple more for a few other bikes!
This bike's wheel-set is equipped with Nokian 240 carbide studded tires and Michlin Protek Max Inner Tubes. I won't be carrying spare tubes. http://www.michelinbicycletire.com/m...protekmax.view
Some things about progress I like!