Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - Tools - What are they and are they worth anything?
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11-26-11, 10:11 AM
I bought an old timer's tools today. I'm curious what some of them are and if I got a good deal. Can anyone identify some of the ones I don't know?
Chain tools & not sure what the 1 3 5 2 4 6 tool is?
3rd hand tools, a scale, & perhaps a broken VAR spanner?
various adjustable spanners & spoke wrenches
Sets of cone wrenches, headset wrenches? tire irons
Freewheel/cassette removal tools, but I'm not sure if I've got some of the obscure ones. Can anyone tell?
crank removal tools. I'm unsure if some of them are Stronglight/TA tools. One says Nervar on it.
11-26-11, 10:17 AM
Looks like a great set of tools, I don't know what they're worth in cash but they have plenty of life left in them.
Looks like a couple Stronglight extractors in the mix and a cool old cotter press.
11-26-11, 10:55 AM
+1. Good stuff there. The bigger tool in the first photo I believe is the cotter press that Fordsvtparts refers to.
11-26-11, 01:55 PM
Not sure of the value but there are some pretty good higher grade tools in the bunch. Some of the French type bottom bracket and crank tools are pretty cool the nearly complete set 70's freewheel removers are pretty cool too. Some of these are hard enough to find that you might get some pretty good prices from the right buyer.
11-27-11, 06:17 AM
The 1 3 5 tool is a spoke wrench.
How much did you pay for the lot?
Nice set of tools. Not sure of there hole value, but if it was me and did not need any of them I would sell them individually on eBay. You will get the most money that way. You have some stuff I would bid on if you put them on there.
11-27-11, 08:58 AM
Some are moped or motorcycle tools. The freewheel tools are useful, one is a Phil Wood tool, designed to work on Atom freewheels and not take the axle out.
I forgot about a similar lot of freewheel tools a while ago on ebay, they went for $40. plus shipping.
11-27-11, 09:35 AM
Most of the tools are reltively common, but there are a few that will fetch more of a preium than others. E.g.m the smaller crank removal tools (the ones with the nuts) are probably Stronglights which someone is always looking for because of the odd threading. The tall siver freewheeel remover tool at the top of the page is for Atom freewheels which also are becomming difficult to find (in fact I am looking for a new one). The adjustable lock ring pliers and the spoke wrench are interesting, and may commands a bit of a premium over more common versions, but this is not going to be a major financial event.
11-27-11, 09:58 AM
Unless you know you will never use them (don't work on your own stuff) or they're worth a fortune I'd just keep them. Quality tools never go bad, they are something that can be kept for a lifetime. You never know when you might need them!
Edit: rereading the OP you didn't say you wanted to sell them, so maybe my post was unnecessary.
11-27-11, 12:53 PM
Thanks for the responses. I didn't buy looking for resale value. I just wanted to make sure I didn't pay too much. But the Stronglight crank extractors & the pedal tap value makes up for what I paid.
I researched some of the freewheel pullers & here is what I came up. A lot are pretty obscure. Let me know if you think I am wrong on any of them. Also send me a PM if someone actually needs to borrow one of these & we can work it out.
VAR 187 for SS freewheels:
VAR 188 for 2 prong Regina
VAR 401 for Zeus 2000
Phil Wood freewheel remover for Regina
Kingsbridge Simplex/Regina 2 prong with collar
Bicycle Research 24 splined for old Schwinn/Normandy/Atom
Bicycle Research TL2022 70's Shimano
Suntour 8.8.8 - early 5 speed before 1972, 4 prong remover
11-28-11, 07:28 AM
Oh man would I have loved to have got that stuff.
The bigger chain tool is interesting, I'd test it on a few motorcycle chains or moped chains to see what it really fits.
I don't see the cotter press that a couple of memebers have referenced but I do see a heavy duty, HTK no. 301chain rivet tool. It could probably do double duty as a cotter press.
11-30-11, 06:11 PM
Taking a wild guess on the "1-2-3-4-5-6" thingy -- a spoke wrench for mopeds and/or motorcycles?
Either that or a device for measuring the thinckness of pancakes.
12-04-11, 06:31 PM
I have no idea what it is "worth". What all of us do know is that to hunt all this stuff down and buy it piecemeal as either used, or especially new, would cost you a lot of money. Whatever you paid, you have bought freedom to do anything on C&V. Next you need a lathe and a mitering tool for cutting tubing ... a forge for making lugs:D
I am sure the ?? tool is a spoke wrench for motorcycles. Back in the Cretaceous I had one something like it, but with only two sizes. It may have been part of a Suzuki tool kit.
I would sure love all this stuff in my box. Just recently I was stuck for both an old SunTour tool and a Regina tool for getting the freewheels off.
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