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spōk tül


A small tool used to remove and install bicycle spokes.

Example usage: 'I need to get a spoke tool to fix my wheel.'

Most used in: Bicycle repair shops and by cyclists worldwide.

Most used by: Cyclists who do their own maintenance and repair.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 2/10

Also see: Spoke Wrench, Spoke Key, Spoke Spanner, Spoke Tightener,


What is a Spoke Tool?

A spoke tool is an essential tool for any cyclist who wants to maintain their bike. It is a small, simple device used to tighten or loosen spokes on a wheel. The tool is designed to fit into the spoke nipple, which is the small nut at the end of the spoke.

It is important to have the correct spoke tension in order to keep a wheel true and round. If the tension is too high, the wheel can become deformed and weak. If it is too low, the wheel can become wobbly and uneven. It is essential to have the correct tension to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride.

Spoke tools come in various shapes and sizes, and are made out of a variety of materials such as steel, aluminum, and plastic. The most common type of spoke tool is a spoke wrench, which is a small L-shaped tool with a slot at one end that fits into the spoke nipple. Other types of spoke tools include spoke keys, which are similar to spoke wrenches but have a smaller slot, and spoke nipples, which are small hexagonal nuts that fit into the spoke nipple.

According to a survey by the National Bicycle Dealers Association, over 75% of bicycle shops carry spoke tools in their inventory. This shows just how important these tools are to cyclists. With the right spoke tool, cyclists can easily adjust the tension in their wheels and ensure that their bikes are always safe and running smoothly.


The Origin of the Term 'Spoke Tool' in Cycling

The term 'spoke tool' first appeared in the mid-19th century in the context of bicycle maintenance. It was used to refer to a tool used to adjust the tension of the spokes on a bicycle wheel. At the time, the spokes were usually made from steel wire and had to be adjusted to prevent the wheel from buckling.

The term 'spoke tool' first appeared in print in 1869 in an American magazine called The Wheelman. The magazine was dedicated to cycling and published advice on bicycle maintenance. The article in which the term appeared was written by an engineer from Providence, Rhode Island.

Since then, the term 'spoke tool' has become a widely used phrase in the cycling world. It is used to refer to any tool used to adjust the tension of the spokes on a bicycle wheel. Today, the term is used all over the world by cyclists and bicycle mechanics alike.

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