The new toy?
A spoke tension meter.
The average biker probly wouldn't need one.
Just make sure all the spokes feel the same by pushing on them.
The problem is I don't have the "touch".
Give me the right tools and instructions and I can build anything as long as it doesn't involve me being creative or "feeling" when its right.
To me, its either right or wrong.
Thats why I love this meter.
There is no guessing. Either it reads a certain number or it doesn't.
I still can get my wheel back into round....but dammit all the spokes are at the same tension.
To change the subjest completely off topic,
My wife got us a new dog.
A German Shepard.
Nice and big, although its only 4 months old but the damn thing is a wimp.
We've had it 4 days now and it still runs when it sees me.
I guess its starting to warm up to me.
At first it would just run to my wife when I walked in the door.
Now it runs to my wife and proceeds to bark at me.
I just can't win.