Written by Joel on December 28, 2017/Shop Rag Newsletter
Shop Rag Issue 14 — THS-1 Trailhead Workstation Preview
We at Park Tool understand that not all new riders outfit themselves with tools as they get started in the sport or head out for a ride. We’ve also seen a rise in municipal infrastructure dedicated to the activity of cycling.
Our newest product, the THS-1 Trail Head Station was designed to create a multi-function maintenance station to serve riders of all abilities. A rock solid, weather-resistant stand and tools to perform most adjustments and some basic repairs along a trail or just about any other public area. The THS-1 can be mounted to a wall or flat surface or can be made free standing by mounting to the optional THP-1 mounting post or any existing post. The THP-1 can be mounted directly into concrete or bolted to our #130 base plate for portable applications. The THS-1 also creates a compact, versatile work area outside a bike shop, school, business, or in an apartment building — anywhere emergency repairs or adjustments need to be made.
When we designed and built the THS-1 we took special care to treat the stand and tools with weather resistant coatings to ensure a long life in harsh elements. The stand is heavily plated with a resilient coating then powder coated in our world famous Park Tool blue color. Each carefully chosen tool is double coated with plating and vinyl to resist salt, UV rays, heat, and cold then tethered directly to the stand using corrosion resistant, vinyl coated cables. Finally, the station is finished with three tamper proof fasteners that together provide a rigid box to house the tools and support arms.
New Park Tool Repair Help on YouTube
New Cassette and Freewheel Service videos are now on our Repair Help section! Click here to watch the latest repair help, then be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you’re notified when new videos are added.
Upcoming PBMA Workshops
Park Tool encourages professional mechanics to register for one of the two upcoming Pro Bicycle Mechanics Association Technical Workshops.
Workshop dates and locations:
Calvin Jones of Park Tool will lead a panel discussion on the Shape of Service to Come, where we will talk about the changes we have seen in the industry and what may be coming. Participant participation is not only welcome, it is important to share your vision as the IBD and mechanics face the future.
Our involvement with these professional seminars means you should be involved too. Simply use the code TrueBluePBMA to register and receive $175 off the cost of registration. As an additional partnership bonus, your shop will also be given a complimentary one-year membership to the PBMA.
Show Us Your Fix and Win!
How do you get your local fix? Park Tool started out as a small bike shop, so our love for local bike shops runs deep. We’d like to announce our Local Fix contest. Show us the ways your local bike shop pumps up the local cycling community and you could win prizes for yourself AND your shop.
PinkBike Tech Talks: Mechanical Mind
Check out the latest episode of PinkBike Tech Talks, where Calvin and his new sidekick talk about alternative tool uses for your home or workshop!
2018 Community Tool Grant
Park Tool is proud to offer the Park Tool Community Grant, designed to help local non-profit cycling organizations get the repair products they need. Every year, the program will provide ten non-profit cycling-based programs the tools they need to outfit their shops.