Who makes Park Tool?
Eric Hawkins is the owner/CEO and Chief Mechanic at Park Tool Company the world’s largest manufacturer of specialty bicycle tools and fixtures. Raised in a bike shop, Eric’s career started assembling Sting Rays and Varsity(s) at his father’s shop in the mid 70’s then on to work at Park Tool starting in 1983.
Where are Park Tool tools made?
Now over 50 years later, the Park Tool world headquarters is still located in St. Paul Minnesota, home of their engineering, design, manufacturing, and assembly teams. Park Tool remains the industry leader in bicycle tools with an American made product that consumers can trust and enjoy working with.
Are all Park tools Made in USA?
Whereas most manufacturing companies these days outsource all of their production overseas, Park still produces most of its tools—85-percent to be exact—right in its 45,000-square-foot facility.
Does Trek own park tool?
Park Tool is owned and operated by Eric Hawkins, Howard Hawkins’ son, and now offers more than 500 bicycle repair tools in its line.
Where is Park tools headquarters?
Saint Paul, MNPark Tool / Headquarters
Does bottom bracket make a difference?
(Click here to read BikeRadar’s complete guide to bottom brackets.) According to Friction Facts’ latest report: “No statistically significant difference exists showing a general advantage or disadvantage of a standard type under similar loading conditions.
How do you know what bottom bracket to buy?
To find out the size of bottom bracket needed, measure the inside of the bottom bracket shell in your frame, it will be 73mm, 70mm or 68mm. Some older frames may have Italian threaded bottom brackets, instead of the more modern English.
How often should you replace bottom bracket?
First, you should know when it’s best to service or clean your bottom bracket and crankset. At the very minimum, I do it about each season change, but normally more. Every three months or so I’ll take the cranks out and if it’s a threaded bb, I’ll remove the bb and do the full service.
What is the most common bottom bracket size?
The common threaded bottom bracket uses cups or adapters with the thread specification of 1.37″ x 24 threads per inch (approximately 34.8mm diameter). The most commonly used term for this standard is “English” threading, sometimes abbreviated as ENG.
Should you grease crank spindle?
With or without lubricant, in use, cranks will make metal-to-metal contact with the spindle, causing fretting erosion of the steel spindle for all but the lightest riders. Lubricating the spindle for assembly assures a predictable press fit for a given torque.
Do you grease a bottom bracket?
In the case of the bottom bracket, you will use the grease when you install it, whether it is threaded, press fit or similar, and in the same way when you install or clean the cranks. The point of contact of the cranks with the bottom bracket should be greased too.
Why does my crank click?
There are multiple components that can contribute to a clicking or grinding sound in your drive train in addition to the bottom bracket, including the chain, the pedals, the derailleur and the rear hub. That said, the symptoms you describe seem to indicate a problem with the pedal bearings or the bottom bracket.