Friday, June 10, 2011

Colour associations

Lately I've been thinking of how certain manufacturers are able to virtually copyright a particular colour.Think Caterpillar~mustard,John Deere~green/yellow,Bianchi ~aqua,Maersk~ sky blue and now Park Tools deep blue.As soon as I see this rich, cerulean blue in a bike shop,I know I'm in for a treat.

From top to bottom.

Work shop hammer:and I know what you're thinking.Any old ball peen would have done the job,but this is a thing of beauty,eh?I'm not sure when you would ever use this on a bike frame but very handy for cracking driveway concrete.

Tyre levers

Pump.Another piece of American made beauty and functionality. 

 The latest addition to the slow rpm driveway workshop is this beautiful torque wrench (thanks for the tip, BLJ)No more stripped threads and cussing around here.


Trevor Woodford said...

I have to say that my Torque wrench is one of my favourite tools...I love the way it functions and having a top line all carbon machine in my bike stable it's an absolute must have tool....sadly it is not in purple though...dark blue is the closest I could get..!!


slow rpm said...

Hello PT.This is the first time I've used a torque wrench but it's quickly become the tool I can't do without.

Purple copywrite?All I can come up with is Cadbury chocolate. It's an Australian staple and a perfect colour association.

'a glass and a half in every bar'!



Chandra said...

I love Park Tools. They still make many a tool in the US. Their pedal wrench is my favorite so far. I don't know how to use the more advanced tools, yet.

Peace :)

slow rpm said...

Hello Chandra.I'm a sucker for 'American made'.Phil Wood,Thomson Elite,White Industries etc etc~all good stuff. Although I suspect only the tyre levers in this photo are locally made?