Abbey Bike Tools has some new products for your shop or ultimate bike cave. Check out their three latest products.
We’ve covered a lot of Abbey Bike Tools and late last week Abbey owner, Jason Quade, walked through some of their newest items at the ECHOS Reveal.
The first item talked about was their new Shop Hammer. It’s a bit bigger than their portable hammer that mechanics love. The ends have a removable brass or soft tip to provide good striking force depending on the level of persuasion needed.
In 2018 we brought our ambassador crew out to our Bend Oregon shop to hang out for a weekend. They found this hammer sitting next to a machine and they all wanted one. After a solid year of them telling us we should make them for sale we’ve finally gotten around to it.
The $100 Shop Hammer has a heat treated 1.5″ (38mm) stainless steel head and 12″ long handle with the same silicone grip from ESI as our Team Issue Hammer. Weighing in at a respectably stout 20oz (566g) they are sure to make short work of setting crown races and removing press fit bottom brackets.
Hammer comes standard with green soft face. Brass tips are also available.
Made in Bend Oregon
Harbor Dishing Gauge
The next item up was their new $250 Harbor Dishing Gauge. If you’re a wheelbuilder you know how useful these are and Abbey has a very polished design that will have any mechanic drooling. The tool is well made and Abbey said it takes about an hour of machining to make. The quick release plunger is also a nice touch and there are offset blocks available to also let you use the tool with a tire mounted.
The Harbor gauge, a gorgeous gem of a dishing instrument. These dishing gauges are fully machined from big billets of aluminum to a final shape and accuracy that’s as nice to use as it is to look at. Compatible with wheels from 20-29 inches and all hub combinations. Stand off feet are included for checking dish with the tire in place, even the big fat ones. The gauge uses a unique spring loaded mechanism to drop the plunger. Press that little brass button on the front and the plunger will drop to the face of the hub. No archaic time sucking threaded indicators here!
Shop Pedal Wrench
The last item showcased was the $120 Shop Pedal Wrench. It is 6″ (15cm) longer than the Team Issue Pedal Wrench to give additional leverage and has a 6mm + 8mm allen/hex on the opposite end. The wrench has a durable thin coated ceramic finish called Cerakote.
Enter the Abbey Shop Pedal Wrench. With the once standard 15mm box end on one end and a custom 6 and 8 millimetre swivel bit on the opposite end it’s the only pedal wrench you’ll ever need.
The name Abbey started before the tool business was even a thought. When Jason was still splitting time between the race circuit and a bike shop in Bend Oregon, he and another employee wanted to build some bike frames. Between the two of them they had everything needed to build bicycle frames except a name. Jason’s cohort in this endeavor loved Belgium. The fowl weather, the cobbles, frites, beer, bike racing and especially cyclocross. Jason liked Belgium and also had a home brewing hobby and wanted to turn the tables of the craft beer scene using names from cycling. After many options Abbey was mentioned and it was the obvious choice. There might have been some libations involved but a web address was purchased moments later. Abbey Bike Works was born on the spot and adorns the down tubes of a couple dozen bicycle frames around Oregon. Despite the legit fabrication skills Jason had it wasn’t anything that was started with intention of being an actual business