The tool in question is pictured above. For those who can’t see the image, it is of a blue pole, attached to a two-legged base. On top of the pole are a clamp, a lever and various gray plastic parts that adjust the clamp and lever. The tool looks vaguely like a robot, minus any electrical parts.
A. A Very Fancy Camera Stand, used for taking pictures of weird angles and tight spaces
B. A Robot, missing all its electrical parts
C. A Bike Stand, used for repairing bikes
D. A Potato Gun, used for launching potatoes very large distances
The answer is C, a Bike Stand. But not just any bike stand. This is a Park Tool PRS-5 Professional Race Bike Stand. This particular stand is great for the Tool Library as it collapses easily and weighs only 18 pounds, making it very portable. The stand is designed to help you easily repair your bike, as it can rotate the bike in any direction while the clamp keeps the bike secured to the stand.
To go along with this awesome bike stand, the Tool Library also has two bike pumps and a Park Tool AK-37 Advanced Mechanic Tool Kit, containing all the tools you need to get your bike in great shape.
Once you get your bike all tuned-up, you can join West Seattle Spokespeople on their monthly rides to learn how to navigate as a bicyclist in a car-centered world. More information about West Seattle Spokespeople is available on their website: http://www.sustainablewestseattle.org/get-involved/spokespeople/
The West Seattle Tool Library has a collection of over 1,300 tools currently available, is free to use and run primarily on user donations. Click on inventory to view our entire online inventory! For more information on becoming a member, please visit our membership page. If you are interested in volunteering at the Tool Library, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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