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Old 02-03-11, 04:06 AM   #1
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Most common bb pin spanner I should purchase?

I am servicing cup and cone bottom brackets - I want to buy the most versatile tools needed, and I plan to make a fixed cup tool (Sheldon's article).

What isn't clear to me is which pin spanner and/or lockring tool I should buy that gives the most potential use?

I see that green SPA1 a lot on webpages, but don't know if that means it's the best one. The lockring tool looks pretty standard.

Thanks for the advice!
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Old 02-03-11, 04:13 AM   #2
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I use an adjustable one. Not bike specific. Can be found at any hardware store.
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Old 02-03-11, 04:22 AM   #3
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I use the green one too.

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From a hardware store? Do you have a picture? I had no idea that you could get something like that so easily.

Green one sounds like what I'll grab if the hardware store doesn't pan out . Thanks guys.
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I don't have a picture at the moment. Maybe I'm mistaken on where I got it from. Sometimes my bike tools get mixed up with my dad's when I visit home.
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I'm ready to be banished, but at home I use two nail punches for adjustable cups that have holes in them. I use the Park lockring tool (41-42 & 43-44 ends).
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I used to use nail punches too! I have the green Park one now. In the shops, we've used the Var adjustable. Too $$$.
Last night, I took out a stubborn FRench fixed cup by using the Sheldon Brown tool but my socket didn't fit inside the bb. So I clamped down the fixed cup tool (Sugino) with the Sheldon Brown tool. Then I used a wood block and a hammer. Worked great.
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I bought a cheap one, less than $5, from Harbor Freight a while back. I had to shave down the pins with a dremel a tiny bit. Works great for me.



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I have a Sugino BB tool set, a Campagnolo combo pin and headset wrench and an SPA1. I find the SPA1 the most useful and versatile and can happily live without the others.
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I use the adjustable Park pin spanner and VAR lockring pliers. Neither one is cheap, but I think they're worth it.

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I use the adjustable Park pin spanner and VAR lockring pliers. Neither one is cheap, but I think they're worth it.
Those two, and Campagnolo headset/pin spanner wrench for Campy BB's.
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I have the Park Tool Adjustable Pin Spanner -SPA-6. It goes on sale on Amazon every once in a while. I think I paid $10 with free shipping for mine.

Also, your sig line might be considered very offensive by quite a few people. You might want to think about changing that.

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