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What's In A Pro Cycling Team Mechanic's Toolbox? | Giro D'Italia 2015


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We caught up with Cannondale-Garmin mechanic, Alan Butler, at the Giro d'Italia to find out the tools he uses to keep the team's bikes running smoothly.
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After the riders, the pro team mechanics have one of the most important jobs at races like the Giro and the Tour. The mechanics are the guys who keep the riders on the road. Working on top-end bikes day in, day out means that they have to come up with some clever ways of fixing things and their toolboxes often contain homemade tools built up over the years as bike tech changes.

There's some gold in Alan's toolbox. You may even head to your local builders merchant to find one of the tools that he uses. Actually, you don't quite need to do that... After 10 minutes of Googling, here's the pipe deburring tool that Alan uses for cleaning carbon tubes after he cuts them:

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