Shop Talk

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

  • Park Tool Named Official Tool Supplier of Garmin-Cervélo Professional Racing Team

    Slipstream Sports announced today that they have chosen Park Tool Co. of Saint Paul, Minnesota to be the Official Tool Supplier of the Garmin-Cervélo Professional Racing Team.

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    The EUROPACUP is organized by ISSABrno as a competition between some of the best mechanics who study bike mechanics schools in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic. This competition was held on January 7th, 2011 in Brno, Czech Republic. Eight work areas stocking Park Tool products were created for the event.

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  • Park Tool Product in Ghana

    Read how Park Tools have been helping school children in Ghana.

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  • The Life of a Pro Mechanic When His Team Is Not Racing

    Eric Jellum (Head Mechanic, Kelly Benefits Racing Team) describes the life of a mechanic once the race season ends.

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  • Santa Story

    In the frozen plains of Saint Paul, Minnesota, each December heralds the annual emergence of the famous Park Tool Santa. Read to learn more about this local fixture.

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  • USA Cycling Race Mechanic Clinic

    Every year USA Cycling, the National governing body for bike racing in the USA, hosts the Bill Woodul Race Mechanic Clinic. The first clinic, held in 1988, was created by USA Cycling Head Equipment Manager, the late Bill Woodul. The clinic offers a unique venue for the education of the race mechanic found no where else in the world.

    The focus during December 1–5, 2010 was on what it takes to provide the service and support required at competitive cycling events.

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    Read to learn about how Park Tools are helping people in Haiti.

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  • Park Tool Receives “Bicycle Friendly Business” Designation

    The League of American Bicyclists has named Park Tool as a Bicycle Friendly Business. The League’s Allison Dewey told Park Tool, "Your business is doing amazing things for its employees and the greater bicycling community! We are very impressed to say the least!"

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  • Ride 2 Recovery: Great Lakes Challenge

    The Ride 2 Recovery is a non-profit organization that sponsors rides around the USA for injured military veterans. Ride 2 Recovery considers cycling an important part of the recovery process. It is something most all of the patients with mental and physical disabilities can participate in, and it's just fun.

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  • Measuring Up

    How we choose to measure things is important. Most of the world uses the metric system of measurement. While the metric system is based on a standard meter, for mechanical uses such as on bicycles, it is will help to understand metrics better if you consider the millimeter the basic unit.

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