Well, tomorrow is the first day of the 2013 Park Tool Summit. This is a big convention of hungry coffee-loving mechanics and enthusiasts brought together by the biggest bicycle tool company in the US. I attended one in Philadelphia about two years ago and am really looking forward to all of the tech knowledge and hands-on working that some of the major component manufacturers lead and discuss. I am attending the following courses: Campagnolo, Cane Creek, Mavic, FSA, Shimano, and Fox. From top-end wheels to overhauling complex suspension forks, it’s sure to be a blast. I plan on taking many notes and recording the seminars with audio that I’ll post for those interested. Prepare for a lengthy post on all of what I see there and learn.
While I will not be able to attend every class, I intend to gain the knowledge from other mechanics my shop is sending there and pass it on to you. May my attention be focused and my hands adept. Being that I will probably have to share the knowledge ASAP, I may post small bits throughout the convention from my tablet. Stay tuned. There’s a ton of great things happening in the industry this year.