Tech Talks: Top 5 Next Level Shifting Issues, Presented by Park Tool – Video

Jun 29, 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 covers the A to Zs of some of the most prevalent repair jobs, with the twelfth episode tackling five next-level shifting issues.

Bike shifting worse than a new driver trying to work a clutch and gear lever? There are the obvious things to check - cable tension, limit screws, alignment, and so on - but Calvin is here to explain five less obvious issues that might be keeping your rig from working as well as it could.

Top 5 Next Level Shifting Issues

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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
Episode #8 - Derailleur setup
Episode #9 - Fork wiper seal replacement
Episode #10 - Clipless pedal setup
Episode #11 - New cleat setup

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. / @ParkToolCompany


  • 30 0
 1:56 was a bit graphic.
  • 3 0
 its brutal - I cringe every time I watch it...
  • 8 0
 Thats the DAG 1.0 in action!
  • 1 0
Ha-ha-ha ))))
  • 15 0
 More please! Informative yet entertaining. Somthing other tech videos lack. Cheers!
  • 4 0
 Want to prop this more! Would be epic to see more informative articles about fixing your bike instead of advertisements, I mean reviews, about new bikes
  • 10 1
 Video summary: replace worn out crappy gear with fresh bling and keep it lubed & properly adjusted. #TheMoreYouKnow
  • 2 0
 so much this
  • 3 1
 Is the owner of the white bike happy their bike was featured on PinkBike, or sad that their bike was featured on PinkBike?

Thank you PinkBike for this sort of content. I appreciate it and I'm sure others do too.
  • 1 0
 Sure. Most likely they got a free tune up of of the deal.
  • 5 0
 Nice 2001 Space Odyssey reference...
  • 2 1
 Hey, I would've gladly taken that Sram derailleur that was bashed with a rock BEFORE it was bashed with a rock and happily drew an ILLUSTRATION demonstrating the point. Or does Park Tools hate Sram? Wait, is this a subversive message? (I love Sram btw, which is why I'm willing to offer my services to Park in exchange for saving derailleurs they intend to prematurely demolish)

  • 5 0
 That rock really hurt me
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Here are a few more causes of poor shifting, just in case.
  • 4 1
 I did not know Scatman John knew so much about bike mechanics
  • 3 0
 De-rail-yer or de-rail-er? I JUST DON'T KNOW.
  • 2 0
 You'll have to ask one of your countryman on the French border..
  • 1 0
 Dee-rhall-ee-oo. Clear your throat during the first R. Ignore the last R.
  • 2 0
 throw your toolssss in the airrrr
  • 1 0
 That derailleur hanger straightener tool is a must have. I use it all the time.
  • 2 0
 The big rock, or the metal rod?
  • 1 0
 Some stellar tips! nicely done tup
  • 2 1
 next level dag toss boss
  • 2 4
 Great easy to follow info here, but the space odessy reference is a bit cheesy. All good though goes with his sense of humor.

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