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Old 02-18-04, 09:58 PM   #1
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What are pin spanners for?

I see a lot of tool kits and see them for sale, so what exactly are pin spanners for? Thanks.
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I see a lot of tool kits and see them for sale, so what exactly are pin spanners for? Thanks.
They are used for adjustable bottom brackets, high end crankset dustcaps, and the retaining rings on "one-key" release cranks (the kind that work by backing the bolt out against a ring).
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Also for track cog lockrings.
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And to rebuilt old style freewheels.
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And some headset lockrings.
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Damn they're useful!
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And if you are really good with them, they are fair to middlin tweezers. I caught one of my punk mechanics back in the day riggin one up with a rubber band to use as a roach clip.
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I used mine to screw in the brake caliper on my car when changing pads.
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