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PDW 3wrencho Review


Portland Design Works
3wrencho raw tool
MSRP : $20.00

Words from the company

The 3wrencho (raw) is your best buddy when you have a flat. Unlike your other friends the 3wrencho is made of heat-treated steel, removes 15mm axle nuts and can pry tires off of rims*. Feel free to step on 3wrencho for added leverage when loosening axle nuts. other uses: spread peanut butter, open a bottle or scratch an itch.

*The raw power of the 3wrencho can scratch your rims. If this worries you please check out the 3wrencho (coated): it treats rims like a tender lover.

Our Experience

There are several pocket tools for single speeder and fixed gear riders on the market. My main concern with any pocket tools made to take off that 15mm nut on your wheel is leverage.. As a skinny, no upper body strength, chick, I need leverage.. The advantages are the ability to use your feet for leverage! Several times I simply stood on the 3wrencho for power and broke free the nut.

After leverage was conquered, time to move on to testing out the tire lever abilities. Metal on metal rims worries me. With care I never scratched a rim, but that was the point. PDW now makes a coated version if you are really worried. Even on the tightest pair of tires I found I didn’t scratch the rim, and thanks to the lever being metal the tire lever never broke or bent.

Final test was beer opening, which it passed with flying colors.


Pros and Cons

Pros: Easy to use, small and compact, great company behind
Cons: Lack of 5 or 6mm allen, double edge sword of compact design

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This product was purchased on our own for use and review. No rims or bikes were damaged in the review process.

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Union Foundry T0001 : Fixed Gear Lockring Tool

Union Foundry

If you are a fixed gear fanatic listen up, a tool to keep in your wallet, flat kit or with your spare gears.. The concept of the new Union Foundry tool is very simple, very easy to use and if it works it will be brilliant.

Union Foundry T-0001 Roto-Fix Tool from Paper Fortress on Vimeo.

We know you can utilize your chain to take off your fixed gear cog, only once you take off your lockring. With the Union Foundry T0001 tool, you can use this tool over your lockring and utilize your chain (just as you do with your cog) to take off the lockring. No longer are you carrying around that lockring tool or busting your knuckles.

Union Foundry

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2010 Felt Bicycles

Felt Bicycles have been turning heads for the past couple years and for 2010 it seems like they have been learning as they go.

2010 Felt Cafe 8 $569

They seem to have many different categories that really hammer the cycling culture and using your bike for everyday travels or to simply Commute By Bike.


The fixie group is separated from the true track specific group, which helps for less confusion and better focus on each category.


Unique, a wide spectrum of bikes that come very basic 1 speeds all the way up to 24 speeds with a rear rack, cup holder and little key holder under your saddle.


This category is called a variety of things in the bicycle industry right now. It seems to be the target commuter audience for mainstream companies. Room for fenders, a rear rack and often disc brakes for all condition riding.


Personally, I feel cyclocross bikes make many of the best commuter oriented bikes. Because of this I have added 2 of their cyclo-x category.


Be funky, be unique. So many bikes to list, go check out their site for more.