Tech Talks: Trailside Wheel Repair, Presented by Park Tool - Video

Nov 24, 2016
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 new series will cover the A to Zs of some of the most prevalent repair jobs, with the fifth episode showing you how to perform a few different wheel repairs while out on the trail.

Getting through a repair at home and with correct tools is one thing, but what happens when things go south on the trail? Our wheels take a beating, and they don't always wait until we get back home to let us know that something is wrong, which is why it can pay to know a few tricks to keep you rolling rather than walking.

Tech Talks - Trailside Wheel Repair

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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

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


  • 55 1
 Love these Park Tool Tech Talks. I even watch the ones I have no intention of doing as Calvin is a great host, keep them coming.
  • 2 2
 Go straight to the replace part though if your riding carbon rims...?
  • 40 0 why's the dude riding a girl's bike?
  • 67 1
 It balances out his incredibly manly beard.
  • 76 1
 Probably used his gf's bike for the video so he doesn't fuck up his own bike.
  • 1 5
flag chyu (Nov 24, 2016 at 1:33) (Below Threshold)
 Wonder how many ruins trailside wheel repair compare to fixes after this video.
  • 3 0
 Maybe because in previous Tech Talk they used Rock R-001 tool to bend derailleur hanger and they can't return it back to Giant dealer Smile But it is really nice woman specific enduro bike
  • 4 8
flag NestorCarrasco (Nov 24, 2016 at 9:27) (Below Threshold)
 maybe because is a woman with beard
  • 2 10
flag trevor-attridge (Nov 24, 2016 at 16:25) (Below Threshold)
 Most cringe worth acting I`ve seen
  • 30 0
 You know, I forgot my truing stand, but I did remember to bring an axe, so all good.
  • 12 3
 See if we all ran 26, 24 or 20" wheels we definitely wouldn't be having wheel issues when we're riding.
Totally scientifically proven
  • 4 0
 Or just go back to Mag wheels. Bend 'em and chuck 'em in the freezer to straighten. (Or was it the oven? I can never remember which ends up with a melted wheel!)
  • 4 0
 I still run 26" and 24" on the same bike. The rocks just move right outta my way when they see me coming. THAT'S science right there. I've seen it happen.
  • 1 0
 @bigtim: Freezer with Skyway Tuff II. Skyway's still around - I nearly got black Tuff2 on my 24" lime green NS to match my son's strider exactly!
ACS wheels were flexy as anything. Do not touch.
  • 8 0
 *calls over to buddy "hey give me a hand here will ya?" *unzips fanny pack and pulls out Park Tool TS2.2P professional wheel truing stand
  • 8 0
 1:58 ... que the spandex fat bike.
  • 3 0
 Do you think that was staged?
  • 6 0
 I am loving the blue grip tape on the Hatchet, HCT-01
  • 4 0
 A beard like that gives so much confidence you can rep a ladies bike all day....
  • 6 1
 I wheely wheely enjoyed that
  • 4 0
 I keep zip ties on my seat stays as ghetto truing needles for all occasions.
  • 4 0
 Those are some funky pedals Smile
  • 3 0
 Proves that fixing your bike is as fun as riding it.
  • 2 3
 depends... if you're hairy enough to go outside without a jacket then go for it. if you're talking facial hair then I find a nice full beard to be a better fashion statement than animal fur that doesn't even keep you warm on your hood.
  • 3 0
 I would like to see how to this with a carbon rimWink
  • 3 0
 oh my god those pedals!!!
  • 1 0
 What would happen in the real world if you jumped out at a guy who looks like grizzly adams brother? Nothing nice, I'll bet!
  • 2 0
 This was good and informative. Good job guys, keep them coming! Smile
  • 3 1
 We all bring an axe to the ride, yes?
  • 1 0
 I am now!
  • 2 0
 Best bike repair video ever!
  • 2 0
 Calvin looks like Jim Thurber
  • 1 0
 Great tips! Thanks Calvin.
  • 1 0
 Probably the best tech talk yet. keep em coming.
  • 2 0
 Nice funny pedals...
  • 3 1
 Calvin is the shit!!
  • 1 0
 Was that a recalled Trek Farley that went by too?
  • 1 0
 A right pair of nuts those two are Salute Quality stuff.
  • 1 0
 Yo ParkTool, could we get a Tech Talk on dropper posts?
  • 4 3
 Acting on fleek.
  • 3 4
 buy Mavic 721s, you'll never know any of these problems
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