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 eighteenth episode demonstrating some clever ways to use tools for jobs they're not really intended for.
Ever use a truing stand to hold a pedal while you work on it? An air compressor to shoot off a stubborn grip? The handle of a cone wrench to push brake pistons back into the caliper? Long-time mechanics have plenty of tricks up their sleeve to make jobs easier, and here are some great examples of out-of-the-box thinking.
Tricks of a Mechanical Mind
Need more Calvin in your life? Episode #1 - Tubeless tire installation and conversion Episode #2 - Saving that bent disc rotorEpisode #3 - Derailleur hanger alignmentEpisode #4 - Shimano and Crankbrothers pedal serviceEpisode #5 - Trailside wheel repairEpisode #6 - Trailside chain repair Episode #7 - Derailleur limits and cable tensionEpisode #8 - Derailleur setupEpisode #9 - Fork wiper seal replacement Episode #10 - Clipless pedal setupEpisode #11 - New cleat setupEpisode #12 - Top 5 next level shifting issuesEpisode #13 - Fixing cassette playEpisode #14 - Gearing hacksEpisode #15 - Fixing sticky pistonsEpisode #16 - Lubing fork sealsEpisode #17 - A cleat's story
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