Shop Talk

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

  • Park Tool in Roatan

    While Park Tool's own Don Schoff was vacationing on the tiny island of Roatan, he wandered into Native Sons Dive Shop and found himself face to face with one of our PRS-4W-2 repair stands. Known for his TS-2.2 work, he also likely assembled this PRS-4W-2!

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  • Wind Tunnel Time for the Kelly Benefit Strategies—OptumHealth Pro Cycling

    It’s that time of year when Pro teams are sending the TT specialist to the wind tunnel to tweak their positions. Nowadays though, not only do the fast time trialist visit the wind tunnel but also GC riders will spend time working on their technique. The time spent in the wind tunnel is very valuable and even the smallest changes can pay off big with wins later on in the season. Not, only does the wind tunnel help the riders become more aero it’s also a great showcase for the teams sponsors to feature the newest equipment.

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  • Park Tool Recognized with Two 2011 ADDY® Awards

    Park Tool, the bicycling industry’s most revered tool brand, earned "Judge’s Choice" and "Gold" at the ADDY® Advertising Awards competition held Saturday, February 5 in St. Cloud, MN. The awards recognized outstanding work in photography for Park Tool’s "Blue is" ad campaign.

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  • Park Tool Named QBP Vendor of the Year

    Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) announced that Park Tool Company has been chosen as their Vendor of the Year for 2010. The award presentation was made during QBP’s Frostbike open house.

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  • 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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