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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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    Quote Originally Posted by bg4533
    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.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

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    And some headset lockrings.
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    And some Cannondale Headshok repairs...
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    Damn they're useful!

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    Wack the hand of the pesky shop rat that won't get out of the way!
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    Dual prong nose pickers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Dual prong nose pickers

    ooohhh....will fill me up twice as fast then.

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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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