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