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Podcast #096 – Park Tool’s Calvin Jones Riffs on Bike Tools & Bad Repairs

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If you’ve never seen any of Park Tool’s tutorial videos or stopped by their booth at Sea Otter Classic, then you’ve been missing the wonder that is Calvin Jones.

His energy levels and excitement for tools and bike repairs is contagious, so I’m super stoked to share this interview with you.

We talk about his favorite tools, where repairs go wrong, and how they overcome stuck and stripped bolts, among many other things. We also talk about Park Tool’s history, why they’re blue and why that color is so important to their brand, and how they come up with ideas for new tools.

I really enjoyed this one, and some of his insights on learning are world-class.

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1 month ago

What a great conversation!
Never thought that spinning the rotor could help get a final stripped rotor bolt out!

1 month ago

Well worth the listen, learned a lot. I vote for Torx bolts all the way around too.

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