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Posts in April 2011

Park Tool Company announces Tool Sharpening Service to the bicycle industry

Park Tool now offers a sharpening service for cutting and machining tools. The facers, reamers and taps are the expensive part of the cutting tool system so extra care needs to be taken to ensure smooth cuts and long life. Dull cutters can produce poor results and waste time. Cutters that ar...

Follow Park Tool on Twitter

If you would like a more casual view of the day to day occurrences at Park Tool, you can follow us on Twitter. Most of the tweets will be penned by our own Calvin Jones, but don't be surprised if the Big Boss, Eric Hawkins wades in from time to time. You can find us on Twitter by searching for...

Park Tool in Roubaix

Some good shots on velonews.com of Park Tool equipment being used in Roubaix, France after the big Paris-Roubaix race April 10, 2011. http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/04/bikes-and-tech/paris-roubaix-tech-a-round-up-gallery_168645/attachment/bmc-mechanics-cleaned-up-bikes-while-a-soigneur-wa...

Eric Hawkins named Small Business Executive of the Year

Park Tool’s President, Eric Hawkins received a BRAINy award at the recent Bicycle Leadership Conference. Hawkins was chosen by the staff of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News as the Executive of the Year for small businesses in the cycling industry. Bicycle Retailer publisher, Marc S...

Pro Mechanic Eric Jellum reports from Asia

A dispatch from Eric Jellum, team mechanic Kelly Benefit Strategies - Optum Health Cycling Team One of the most enjoyable experiences of my job as the head mechanic of the Kelly Benefit Strategies - Optum Health Cycling Team is when the team travels to new exotic international races. For t...