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Interbike 2002

Posted on 5th October, by CClinton in Industry. Comments Off

Ah, Interbike…Every year people look forward to the new bicycles and components that are introduced there and the many hours spent roaming the booths. Some prefer the day before Interbike which is set aside for dealers to test out the bikes they will be selling over the next few months. Those who aren’t privy to attending the show are given hints and teasers from many of the bicycle oriented websites. What most people miss out on are the new tools.

Bikes are bikes and, though the travel …


Interbike 2001

Posted on 5th October, by CClinton in Industry. Comments Off

Each year the folks from the bicycle industry gather together in Las Vegas to show off and check out the company wares for the following year. Some of these companies debut these items prior to the show but for most this is the official presentation of new stuff. This is also a time for shop personnel, especially the mechanics to collect swag from the various vendors. This experience is knows as INTERBIKE!It has been a while since I was last able to walk the whole show …


Gotta Have Tools 2001

Posted on 5th January, by CClinton in Tools. Comments Off

Seven tools that every mechanic must have for 2001.

Pedros Pit Kit
Pedros, known for the lubricants and cleaning solutions offer this pre-made cleaning kit which includes a car size sponge, misc brushes and shammy, solutions and the bucket to mix your suds in.
Park Tool Brush Kit
Now that you have your cleaning kit, how about some fancy brushes. Park Tool is now offering the BCB4 brush kit with these nice tools designs …


Gotta Have Tools

Posted on 5th January, by CClinton in Tools. Comments Off

Ten tools that every neutral mechanic must have for 2000.

Alloy Gapping Tools
If you will be working any Women’s, Master’s or Elite Men’s races you should consider a new set of gapping tools. These riders are using more titanium, aluminum and carbon bikes than in the past and almost all of them are using carbon forks. The dropouts on these frames and forks are much larger than steel bikes, thus …