Shop Talk

A collection of mechanical musings, advice, news, and other interesting things from Park Tool.

  • Thermodynamics: What can it do for you?

    We live in a world of hot and cold, so we might as well put them to use. When you get out of your comfort zone, say, for example, into deep space, you might truly get to experience extreme temperature ranges. Cold so cold that gases become liquids, and hots so hot that metals run like water, or so it is said.

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  • Park Tool Debuts New Products at Interbike 2013

    Check out the video below to watch Max introduce the new products coming out from Park Tool.

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  • Park Tool's Eric Hawkins Interviewed on Interbike TV

    Park Tool President Eric Hawkins talks about our role at Interbike, 50th Anniversary, and new products during a TV interview at Interbike.

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  • Park Tool Featured on Minnesota Public Radio

    MPR recently paid a visit to our new factory. Check out the link to see their story.

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  • 2013 MTB World Championships

    This article will feature the 2013 Mountain Bike World Championships held in Pietermaritzburg, Republic of South Africa. I will attempt to post current information as it happens, that is, once I am on the ground in Pietermartinzburg on Sunday, August 25th.

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  • The Park Tool Story Entered Into the Congressional Record

    During the April 9th session of the 113th Congress, Representative Betty McCollum, from Minnesota’s 4th district, rose to pay tribute to Park Tool on the occasion of their 50th anniversary. McCollum called Park Tool a “Minnesota success story, growing from a small family owned company to the world’s leading manufacturer of bicycle tools, exporting American made products around the globe.”

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  • The Park Tool 50th Anniversary Party

    Park Tool recently invited 300 of our closest friends to join in the celebration of our 50th anniversary. The party, which was held in our factory, also served as the official grand opening of our brand new headquarters.

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  • The Work Horses of Park Tool

    The new Park Tool factory is big. So big it feels like it takes forever to walk from one end to the other. Just the factory is 200 x 300 feet. You have to walk down aisles of production, packaging, welding, then shipping before you get where you want to go. So with a huge new building, what better excuse is needed to grab a bike? We have a fleet here of 9 rides for your factory cruising pleasure. Each steed is a bit different in what they offer. This article will review of The Wheels of the Park Tool Factory.

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  • Park Tool Outlines Sponsored Teams for 2013

    Park Tool continues their long history of involvement with the world’s top professional cycling teams, announcing their list of sponsored teams for 2013.

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  • 2013 Cyclocross National Champions

    "This year's USA National Cyclocross Championship promises to be epic!!"—Anonymous Elite Racer.

    That might be one way of putting it, because what we are going to be talking about here is a bike race with people wearing spandex, in Madison, Wisconsin, in the middle of January!

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