1991:THE CRUD CATCHER Pre-CRUD riders were in the habit of cutting up plastic bottles and zipper-tying them to the downtube. I wanted something that looked a little more stylish on my brand new Diamondback. So I looked in the yellow pages and found a “tool designer”. I didn't know what it meant, or what he did, but I went along to see him anyway, and he hooked me up and designed the tool for the first crud catcher. I don't remember his name, but I’d like to meet him again and thank him for setting me on the path.