Tag: Park Tool

Visiting Cycling’s Largest Tool Company | Park Tool

Earlier this month I spent about a week in British Columbia producing a short film. On my way home, I stopped in Minnesota to visit my friends and colleagues at Park Tool Company. I use the word colleagues because Calvin, Truman, and Scott run Park Tool’s YouTube channel, making them fellow creators. While there, we […]

How to Wash a Bike

Calvin Jones here, Park Tool Company. In this repair help video we’re going to walk through a basic bike wash. Let’s begin with what we need for equipment. Hand protection is a really good idea, such as the Mechanic’s Gloves from Park Tool. Next: some water. Just like doing dishes, steamy good hot water. If […]

How To Change A Spoke On Your Mountain Bike | MTB Maintenance

– Replacing a spoke can be one of those really annoying but it’s such an easy task. In my case, I actually rode through a bush, a stick got caught in the wheel and snapped the spoke. It could come down to fatigue that you need to replace that spoke, and in this video we’re […]

7 Aero Hacks To Cycle Faster | Smash Your Next Triathlon Bike Leg

– [Narrator] Resistance is our biggest boundary when riding a bike so to make it so fast. We basically want cheat the wind and that’s where aerodynamics comes in. But to make ourselves more air on the surface that’s what’s in the bike. It doesn’t necessarily need to cost us anoma like he can do […]

How To Make A Chainstay Protector | Mountain Bike Maintenance

– Welcome to the GMBN set, and in this maintenance video I’m going to be talking about how you can make your very own chainstay protector, and the best part is that it’s almost free. You want a chainstay protector for two reasons. Number one, to protect this area right here, and you also want […]

How To Tighten A Headset With Triple Clamp Forks | Mountain Bike Maintenance

– In this maintenance video I’m going to show you how to tighten your headset when you’re using a triple clamp fork. So this is a big downhill fork, a Fox 40, something you would find on downhill bikes or freeride bikes. They’re called triple clamps because they clamp one, two, three times or even […]

Save or Spend? Cycling Upgrade Hacks | Maintenance Monday

– Most of us upgrade or at least dream of upgrading our bikes. So, replacing individual parts for ones that perhaps work better, look better, or add new functionality. But not all upgrades represent good value. So, when moneys tight, this is where you think you should invest. It’s time for GCN’s, save or spend? […]

3 Different Ways To Join Your Chain | Mountain Bike Maintenance

(upbeat music) – The chain is one of the most important parts of the bike. It has to go through a hell of a lot of stress. If it wasn’t enough that it has to put up with the torque that your leg power puts through it is also has immense twisting forces from all […]