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Tech Talks: Derailleur Setup, Presented by Park Tool - Video

Feb 23, 2017
by Pinkbike Staff  
Tech Talks Presented by Park Tool

Tech Talks Presented by Park Tool is a monthly video series hosted by Park Tool's own wrench whisperer, Calvin Jones. The series will cover the A to Zs of some of the most prevalent repair jobs, with the eighth episode jumping into the secrets of setting up your rear derailleur.

Calvin showed us the basics of derailleur limits and tension last month, and now he's here to share some tricks when it comes to setup.

Tech Talks - Derailleur Setup Tricks

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Need more Calvin in your life?
Episode #1 - Tubeless tire installation and conversion
Episode #2 - Saving that bent disc rotor
Episode #3 - Derailleur hanger alignment
Episode #4 - Shimano and Crankbrothers pedal service
Episode #5 - Trailside wheel repair
Episode #6 - Trailside chain repair
Episode #7 - Derailleur Limits and Cable Tension

Stay tuned for more mechanical how-to videos with Calvin returning on the last Thursday of every month to show you the easiest way to get the job done. Want to know more? Park Tool's how-to section has you and your bike covered.

www.parktool.com / @ParkToolCompany

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  • 30 2
 Great stuff, very helpful as always!

"To know the good sometimes you must know the bad." Motto for the world right now...
  • 16 0
 I like this geezer.
  • 2 0
 Calvin is my idol.
  • 2 0
 he's a straight shooter.
  • 9 0
 Calvin Jones has the moustache of a man knows how to handle his shit.
  • 7 1
 Waiting for a kickstarter for a different shifter tech that doesn't rely on Timmy timid thumb or Walt wrist shifter but instead, uses Mrs Palmer? ;-P
  • 2 0
 Don't you mean Palmela Handerson?! lol
  • 5 0
 Thank you! Thank you! This is a great series. Camera work is great too, the split screen with the cog really shows what is going on.
  • 4 0
 Everyone knows a Walter....... The dude who brags about breaking chains alluding to his massive leg power, when in reality, he's just a dumbass.
  • 5 0
 The new king of Pinkbike!
  • 3 0
 Hahaha thought it said dealer set up and was hoping to see how they recommended the setup of a workshop. fail!
  • 2 0
 This video did nothing to sell sale this product...


...and that's how you know you can trust this guy!
  • 2 0
 This is a great reminder video for reasons why my shifting may be off, but damn - Timmy the talking hand made me forget about everything. I'm dumb again.
  • 2 1
 I'm honestly surprised someone hasn't done research into the perfect tension on the cable required for various lengths and tabulated findings..
  • 1 3
 That might be the most retarded idea ever conceived of.
  • 2 1
 Calvin' s trail wheel repair video is OSCAR grade stuff.
  • 3 3
 Holy moly the last half of this video is awesome. I bet Timmy Timmid gets.......re-purposed after work.
  • 1 1
 Meh gearbox mehhh Give me gearbox Waaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh Geeeeeaaaaaarrrrrrrbbbbaaawwwwwxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • 1 0
 That is a man who knows his bikes
  • 1 1
 The 2. last sentence is the best Wink
  • 1 1
 I wish Calvin was my dad Big Grin
  • 1 1
 ohh geezz Smile .. Calvin is my idol now, so helpful and entertaining.
  • 2 1
 Calvin and Coggs!
  • 2 2
 I miss grip shift....
  • 1 1
 Calvin's the best.
  • 2 3
 SRAM no problem, now try Shimano and that 1 gear.
  • 1 1
 Lol Calvin is my Hero.

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