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Dirt and metal particles on your bike’s chain can accelerate chain and sprocket wear and cause shifting or other performance problems.  Park Tool sells its Cyclone chain scrubber to keep your bike’s chain clean and operating at peak performance.

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Raise your hand if you’ve ever just grabbed a cable with a pliers and twisted them to tighten or stretch a cable.  It may get the job done, but you probably kinked the hell out of the end of the cable.  This cable stretcher by Park Tools is designed to properly stretch bike cables, but it should work on other equipment with similarly sized control cables.

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Lickbike is selling the Park spoke wrench, in your choice of four sizes, for $5.85.  For truing your wheels and/or fixing your spokes there’s really no other option than using a proper spoke wrench.

Park Spoke Wrench [Lickbike]
Street Pricing [Google]
Via Amazon [What’s This?]


Bike Stop is selling Park’s Home Mechanic Bench-Mount Repair Stand for $82.  If you repair your own bicycle then you want a stand, to properly hold and allow rotation of the bike.  We once knew a guy who had one of these mounted to his rollaway toolbox which he would bring down to the local farmers’ market. He did a great business with on-demand bike tuneups — not a bad way to pick up some extra money!

Park Bench-Mount Repair Stand [Bike Stop]
Street Pricing [Google Products]
Via Amazon [What’s This?]


We’ve got a Workmate in the shop, and we’ll be testing Stanley’s portable soon, but here’s another from Park Tool, who takes the low road by offering a simple workbench.  It has no power, no bult-in clamps, and few accessories.  It’s really targeted at the racing crowd who could use a small, portable work area at the track.

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