Park is serious about tools. They’ve
been making them longer than just
about anyone in the sport. Their PK-63
kit is designed to fill the gap between
their do-it-yourself garage kit and their
start-up professional shop kit.
This kit includes too
many tools to list them one by one.
Suffice it to say, you won’t be missing
anything when you go to do a basic
repair, and there are also a number of
specialty tools for more advanced jobs.
It contains everything you need to
install and remove headset races,
install crown races, cut fork steerer
tubes, straighten derailleur hangers
and tap threaded frame braze-ons. The
PK-63 sells for $950 and can be special-ordered through any reputable bike
For Professional Use
For a Home Mechanic
Field test performance:
planning to repair everything from S-Works Stumpjumpers to “I just found
this 10-speed in the creek behind my
house” bikes, the PK-63 is an absolute
necessity. This tool kit is loaded spoke wrenches, headset press and
spoke ruler are iconic bike-shop tools
that we simply can’t live without.
Every tool is well crafted and designed
to hold up to the rigors of day-in, day-out use in a professional shop. The be useful as paperweights. Park also
includes some tools that nobody needs,
like the brake-cable-pulling “fourth
hand” tool, which is only useful these
days as a zip-tie tightener. It also seems
like sacrilege that Park chose not to enough to be considered a very deluxe
home mechanic’s kit for the true
enthusiast. It’s also the perfect starter
kit for a young shop mechanic with
dreams of working at a prestigious bike
shop—where they usually require you
to bring your own tools.