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Gianluca Zaghi, the man behind Vintage Speed Bicycles, has spent a lifetime rebuilding and restoring classic racing bikes from the great Italian, French and Swiss houses of the 1950s–1970s. Zaghi has decided to pass on some of his considerable knowledge to the rest of us neophytes with his new book Vintage Bicycles: How to Find and Restore Old Cycles. The 200+ page hardcover tome is just as much a coffee table display piece as it is textbook / reference material when it comes to creating your own vintage masterpiece you can ride. The book covers the arts of finding, restoring and maintaining bikes as well as how to setup your bike for commuting purposes, countryside rides or vintage cycling events. Zaghi also dives into thirty of the most popular vintage models and the historical significance of each. Vintage Bicycles: How to Find and Restore Old Cycles will be released on October 31.

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In short, this is a key-shaped multi-tool built of stainless steel that has all of the tools you need for everyday repairs for everything from light switches to bicycles. Bit driver. Protractor. Metric and Imperial rulers. Imperial and Metric closed wrenches. Bottle Opener. File. Scoring tip. Wire bender and bike spoke key. Wire stripper. Screwdrivers. 1/4 hex driver pocket. So you might need to throw in some hex bits for specific projects, but otherwise, the Geekey has you covered for almost all of your everyday repair needs. As if that wasn’t enough, the hexogon can also serve as a smoking bowl, with the shaft of the key hollowed out to serve as a pipe.