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Old 01-11-19, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by wesmamyke View Post
Bicycle research made the rim bending pliers if I recall.

Also the thing with the round pins looks like it might work on a tandem drum/drag brake. Maybe two pins are the tool surface, and the other are to stick a lever in there to turn it?
I was going through some photos of old tools online, and realized the Park tool I was thinking of was a "tire seater" PTS-1. And I never used that, since I was a strong young guy with hands that could seat any tire.

But yes, we had a fully metal tool of some type to straighten rims. It was definitely the same as the Bicycle Research tool pictured below, or very similar:

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