There's a lot of simple and cheap ways to dish wheels but where's the fun in that? Abbey Bike Tools new Harbor Gauge is simple, quick to use and offers all the modern compatibility you need.
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!
Perhaps the best thing about the Harbor Gauge is the story behind it. The tool started as a computer model like most of Abbey Bike Tools tools but that's as far as it went for a couple of years, until one fateful email from the other side of the world. Tracy Rome contacted Abbey Bike Tools to inquire about a surprise birthday present for her husband Dave's upcoming 30th birthday. Apparently she forgot it the year before and wanted to make the pending day something to remember. So after some secret spy photos of Dave's existing tool collection they pitched her what would become known as the Harbor Gauge. They built that first prototype and commissioned a custom walnut case for it and shipped it to Sydney where the Rome's live. It was one special morning to get a bespoke tool from your favorite bike tool company. At the time it was one of a kind and is a standout favorite in a rather extensive tool collection. Dave said the tool resembles the famed Harbor Bridge in Sydney and that's where the name comes from.
ABOUT Abbey Bike Tools
Abbey Bike Tools make the world's best cycling tools – unparalleled in quality, precision and beauty. Based in Bend, Oregon, the Abbey Tools Team only creata a new tool when there's an advancement to be made. Each design is highly functional and built to last – the epitome of the brand's motto: "Precision is our religion". Equally at home in a pro mechanic's arsenal or in the discerning home tinkerer's toolbox, you'll find no finer tools anywhere. Read more about Castelli.
Founded by real cycling enthusiasts in 2004, our passion for elite performance runs through everything we do at Saddleback. Our team of dedicated roadies, mountain bikers and triathletes practice what we preach to bring you the finest cycling products and a superior service to match. We're the official UK home of Castelli, Chris King, ENVE, HJC, Moots Cycles, PUSH, Sidi, Silca, Sportful, Stages, Troy Lee Designs and Wolf Tooth.