After a decade of working bike races around the US and Europe I stumbled into making tools for bike repair. Some 8 years later Abbey is regarded as the best tooling supplier to service the cycle industry.
What motivates you in the morning?
What is your mantra for when things are tough?
It can't last forever
If you could do anything else, what would it be and why?
I'll always make stuff
Describe your best moment ever
The first time our tools were spotted at the Tour de France.
How did you get into your profession?
I started making tools after a friend asked me for a custom one. Had no idea that we would wind up making a business out of it, much less one that has employees.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
At some point you must stop talking about it and start doing it.
What are your top three Pelican products?
I love my 5050R flashlight. It’s big enough to not loose, plenty bright and I love that it doubles as a USB charger. We use the im2200 for a toolkit we offer. It’s a great balance of dimensions and size without being overly big. I’m slightly favored to the latches on the storm series boxes as well. My big toolbox is an iM3200. It’s a big box but it gives me room to put everything on a single layer so it’s easier to open it and find a single tool for a quick job.