Thursday, August 29, 2013

rust happens

So - do you know what happens to your chromoly-steel Crank Brothers 19 multi-tool...

... when you leave it in your non-waterproof seat bag, and get caught riding in the rain a few times, and then get it out of the bag a month or so later when a rider who can run rings around you gives you a good suggestion about adjusting the position of your controls, and you want the multi-tool to make the adjustment?

It sure didn't look like that picture. Even now, after close attention with steel wool and a wire brush, and a perhaps-too-liberal application of metal polish, it looks like a tool from the US Zombie Team.

For my next tool, remind me to get one that's rust-resistant, or to keep it wrapped in plastic in the seat bag. Or both.

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