Written by Joel on March 30, 2017/Shop Rag Newsletter
Shop Rag Issue 11 — What Shops Have to Say About the TS-4
We wanted to get some feedback on the new TS-4 Fat Bike Truing Stand from professionals that use them in the field every day. We paid a visit to Art Doyle’s Spokes and Pedals, an iconic bike shop in Hudson, WI, just over the border from St. Paul, MN. We talked with Eric and Truman to get their opinions on the TS-4, how it functions and how it has changed their service center. Art Doyle’s Spokes and Pedals received three TS-4 Truing Stands shortly after they became available so the staff there has spent some quality time with the stand. Watch the video to see what they had to say.
Park Tool Guide to Chains
Calvin and Ben are hard at work on our ever-expanding video library of repair help topics. We recently completed our section on bicycle chains. Head over to our YouTube channel and see everything we have to offer for educational content in our Repair Help section. Don’t forget to like and subscribe to stay up on all the newest content.
Women’s Scholarship Highlight
The QBP Women’s Bicycle Mechanic Scholarship, in its second year, is a joint effort of Quality Bicycle Products and their bike industry partners to advance specialty retailers through the education and training of women in the bike industry. The scholarship fits well with Park Tool’s mission to educate and support bicycle mechanics throughout the industry. This scholarship aims to keep and encourage talented women working in the bike industry, and to better serve and grow women ridership.
The scholarship covers lodging and tuition to UBI’s two-week Professional Shop Repair and Operations class, and upon completion of the course, the recipients will receive a small stipend to help defray the personal expenses of travel and meals. Park Tool also provides each scholarship recipient with a customized tool kit to give them a solid foundation of tools for their professional development as bicycle mechanics.
2017 Park Tool Community Grant Winners
Park Tool is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Community Tool Grants. Over 125 well deserving non-profits applied for the grants this year from all corners of the world. All grant recipients will receive over $1,400 in Park Tool products. These charities are doing great work in their local communities and Park Tool is proud to support their efforts. Check out the article to see a short write up on all of our 2017 Community Tool Grant recipients.