I number myself, for I am numbered;
I am as long as I am worth.
I run down and up, I've crackled and thundered.
Just to come to rest upon the earth.
Neither red nor deep slate nor pure white,
what remains of the four, I must be!
(Though, really, It's only typically...)
What I am must surely be in sight!
I'm so wound up, about this little road.
I can hardly reach the end!
I've neither limbs nor toes nor nodes;
Naught but a body suspends.
Strong 'till while I'm young, I am.
(Perhaps as late
as seven or eight!)
As I grow older, I bend and I jam.
Now, now! The answer is close!
I am what I am, though noticed little
and as helpful can be when you must.
I come in all shapes, all lengths, and all sizes.
Now tell me: who am I? (I've got all day -- I can wait longer than you)
The best of luck be with you!
This hint is also a riddle: the word 'nglo' will help you tremendously.
There are hints literally WOVEN into this problem.
If it 'aint broken, don't fix it; if you're confused, look at the guts of the problem! It's always the pithy stuff, y'know?
What remains is only a single member in a set of four members. Think old-demographic-y.
Hint D (Hopefully the Last) RE: The answer is below.
It's one the most value tools for a Car Repenter's.