So, I was riding down Broadway yesterday and noticed a very mondo wobble in my back wheel (fuck you, cobblestones!). I pulled up and started to look for the nearest shop, when I remembered the new toy I picked up last week.
The term “must-have” gets thrown around pretty egregiously these days, but this little fellow is a certifiably legit must-have.
Granted, the spoke wrench isn’t as nimble as a dedicated tool you’d have in your box, but the Alien II was perfectly serviceable for a quick true-up. I was back up and riding smooth in 5 minutes or so. While its main use is going to be for field repairs, a novice mechanic can use it for most any basic repairs, without breaking the bank for a complete tool set. At ~$30, the Alien II is a complete no-brainer.
Final Conclusion: Cop that!!