Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-21-06, 02:44 PM   #1
iridetitus
ride fast...take chances
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: alpharetta ga
Bikes: 2004 titus switchblade, '96 marin rocky ridge ht ss; '91 marin rocky ridge ht (soon to be fully rigid); 2006 motobecane grand sprint; '06 bianchi pista; '83 (?) haro freestyler - neon green.
Posts: 247
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
which spanner?

can someone post the specific spanner (park, otherwise; pic and/or part #) to get to tighten the lock ring on a 2006 bianchi pista? i have one of the old park ones - looks like tweezers covered in the park-blue vinyl, but i can't get enough leverage with them as they are very flexy.


tia...
iridetitus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-06, 02:54 PM   #2
BostonFixed
Banned.
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 4,418
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Screwdriver or a cold chisel and a hammer work surprisingly well and if done carefully, doesn't do any damage..
BostonFixed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-06, 02:56 PM   #3
Aeroplane
jack of one or two trades
 
Aeroplane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Suburbia, CT
Bikes: Old-ass gearie hardtail MTB, fix-converted Centurion LeMans commuter, SS hardtail monster MTB
Posts: 5,637
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by iridetitus
can someone post the specific spanner (park, otherwise; pic and/or part #) to get to tighten the lock ring on a 2006 bianchi pista? i have one of the old park ones - looks like tweezers covered in the park-blue vinyl, but i can't get enough leverage with them as they are very flexy.
Those are probably a pin spanner... what you need looks like a hook. Or, just a screwdriver and a hammer.
Aeroplane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-06, 03:01 PM   #4
DasProfezzional
No cud for foil.
 
DasProfezzional's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Baltimore, MD and Montreal, QC
Bikes:
Posts: 1,001
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quite so. Generally, pin spanners are only used to tighten the adjustable cup, if they're used at all, not the lockring. They're despicable little tools, anyway. Getchaself one of those BB/cog lockring tools. Or be a brutish hooligan and use a hammer and chisel.
DasProfezzional is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-06, 03:08 PM   #5
iridetitus
ride fast...take chances
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: alpharetta ga
Bikes: 2004 titus switchblade, '96 marin rocky ridge ht ss; '91 marin rocky ridge ht (soon to be fully rigid); 2006 motobecane grand sprint; '06 bianchi pista; '83 (?) haro freestyler - neon green.
Posts: 247
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i tried the bb/lock ring tool (shimano) my friend had, but it was too small to get over the bianchi lockring. remembering that, i didn't want to buy the wrong thing. wanted specifics if anyone knows it. but yeah, you both are right. and the one i have is totally not getting it done.

screwdriver and hammer is last resort.
iridetitus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-06, 03:11 PM   #6
queerpunk
aka mattio
 
queerpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 5,954
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
i have some park tool that's got a one-tooth "lockring spanner" on one end, and some wacky 3-tooth spanner on the other end. the one-tooth end sucks, but the 3-tooth end works real well. doesn't slip off. let me see if i can find a picture.

yup. this guy:
http://www.parktool.com/products/det...5&item=HCW%2D5

works like a charm on lockrings. yes, trackhub lockrings. not just bb lockrings.
queerpunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-06, 03:22 PM   #7
bonechilling
Run What 'Ya Brung
 
bonechilling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 5,694
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by queerpunk
i have some park tool that's got a one-tooth "lockring spanner" on one end, and some wacky 3-tooth spanner on the other end. the one-tooth end sucks, but the 3-tooth end works real well. doesn't slip off. let me see if i can find a picture.

yup. this guy:
http://www.parktool.com/products/det...5&item=HCW%2D5

works like a charm on lockrings. yes, trackhub lockrings. not just bb lockrings.
Exactly what I was going to suggest. I think I picked up
mine from REI for $10 or something. Totally worth it,
as it'll give you leverage you could never hope to achieve
with a screwdriver and a hammer.
bonechilling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-06, 03:47 PM   #8
iridetitus
ride fast...take chances
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: alpharetta ga
Bikes: 2004 titus switchblade, '96 marin rocky ridge ht ss; '91 marin rocky ridge ht (soon to be fully rigid); 2006 motobecane grand sprint; '06 bianchi pista; '83 (?) haro freestyler - neon green.
Posts: 247
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks...you guys rock.
iridetitus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-06, 05:20 PM   #9
Rugen
Danger! Danger!
 
Rugen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Oakland, CA
Bikes: CAAD10, Norco A1, Bob Jackson WT
Posts: 216
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Make sure to watch all three teeth as you're using the HCW5. I was playing around with my HCW5 on a wrecked frame (to make sure I was getting it right), and noticed that it does occassionally slip and can dig into your frame pretty well if you're sloppy... especially the tooth that's out of view. Thankfully I tried it out on my scrap first.
Rugen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:04 AM.