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The tool junkie holiday gift guide

  • By Logan VonBokel
  • Published Nov. 11, 2013
A mechanic's favorite tool — at least this mechanic's — is the bottle opener. Photo: Logan VonBokel | VeloNews.com

Paul Component Engineering Rasta Bottle Opener

The bottle opener is something every self-respecting mechanic has within arms’ reach, even if he or she doesn’t drink. A bottle opener is a tool that allows a mechanic to get creative and let personality shine.

Paul’s Bottle Opener is perfect. Retailing for $24, it fits nicely in the mini-pocket of the Wrench Roll and even has an open-ended wrench for adjusting cantilever brakes. The Rastafarian anodize is just the cherry on top. Paul’s offers several other single color bottle openers that are $20.
www.paulcomp.com

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Logan VonBokel

Logan VonBokel

Equally at home on a mountain bike above treeline and chasing down moves in the heat and humidity of a Midwest criterium, Logan Vonbokel is something of an oddity in cycling. Since he first swung a leg over a road bike as a freshman in high school, Logan has been a lover of both cutting-edge technological innovations and the clean lines of classic handmade bikes. Logan joined the tech team in May 2012, bringing with him nearly a decade of high-caliber road racing experience and his undying love for the mud, cowbells, and culture of cyclocross. Logan still races at the Cat. 2 level on the road and in cyclocross, and carries a seldom-used Cat. 1 mountain bike license.

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