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Old 06-28-07, 04:04 PM   #1
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What is this tool?



Looks like a grabber for cantilever brake arms to me. How is it used?

(Pardon the pic. It's off a scanner.)
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It's a third hand.

It's purpose is to hold your brake pads closed against the rim while you tighten the brake cable.
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Thanks. One more thing.

As the lower handle wire crosses the inner "grabber", it turns - heading into the picture - around the vertical wire then comes back toward the handle at 45* and forms a hook. (Sorry, can't photograph it.) Does that serve a particular purpose?
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