Unfortunately no. The skewer nut is a part that hasn’t had to conform to anything in the past. It does fit over an estimated 85% of skewers. Skewers from Salsa, Shimano, Mavic and most other manufactures clear without issue. Campagnolo skewers made after 2012 will also clear. Skewers that have a plastic cap over a metal nut are hit or miss.
The HAG was tested on as many bikes as we could get our hands. Trek frames with ABP are fine as well as the couple of Specialized frames that are known to have issues. It also works well with Shimano’s direct mount rear derailleur fitment. We couldn’t test everything out there so if you run across something let us know.
Most of the tools in the Abbey range started as custom tools. Including the Crombie that started it all. We love to do custom projects but time is in short supply these days. Contact us if you have an idea and we can discuss how to move forward.
The only difference in the Chain Whip is the plug in the end. It comes two sizes. A 3/8” plug for single sided crombies purchased before 2020. Or with a ½” plug for dual sided, Team Issue, and single sided crombies after 2020.
The HAG is a precision instrument with tight tolerances. Brand new the tool will feel tight but will free up as the grease breaks in. We suggest sliding the tool up and down with slight rotations to accelerate the break in.
The short answer is no. We build tools for professional mechanics and price them for that market. A very large percentage of our customers are professional mechanics so this makes the most sense to us. We could have an inflated MSRP so most of our customers could get a ‘deal’, but that would alienate our discerning non industry customers.
Typically Abbey Bike Tools has a sale in late November which coincides with Black Friday. Discounts are occasionally offered on pre-orders for new tools and there are random discounts and sales when we are in the mood.
Other than that, don't expect to see our tools on sale.
We don't post our phone number. We are a small shop and the darn internet bots robo call us all the time. Drop an email to email@example.com and we will get in touch via email or phone (if preferred).