Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
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Fixed cups, whether left or right threaded, are often a bear to remove. Italian and French fixed cups are often treated with LocTite, but folks who know what they're doing use the soft-set blue variety, to permit later removal.
Unable to remove the (English-threaded) fixed cup on my Capo for my repaint, I entrusted the job to Jim Cunningham, who has a vise securely mounted onto a stout vertical pipe, which in turn is secured to the floor at CyclArt. He also has the specialty tool which Rev. Chuck has discussed in the past. We succeeded using his tools, where I had failed, even with a nice 4" oldie-but-goodie Morgan vise mounted on my workbench.
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069