1. My favorite spoke wrench – There are more than 20 spoke wrenches in my toolbox. However, this is the one that fits my hand and whose round shape doesn’t make my fingers sore. I find some of the other spoke wrenches fit the nipple better and are beautiful to look at, but are not so ergonomic.

2-6. P&K LIE Wheel truing stand – 21st century engineering, meet old world refusal to compromise – unbelievably precise, absolutely the best.

7. Wheel centering tool – used to center the hub over the rim.

8. Nipple loading tool – used to thread the nipple to the spoke.