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Old 08-12-12, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Fly View Post
Although just as functional, I like the older Shimano rear hanger alignment tool (labeled with the Dura Ace logo) better than the new one, as the old version seems a bit less utilitarian with better finishing.

For your consideration, DT Spoke wrenches…

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Old 08-12-12, 07:09 PM
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I have one of these too
plus spares, English, French and Italian taps and dies.


elegant persuasion tools
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Old 08-16-12, 10:54 AM
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Thanks to HillRider, I now have a replacement for my missing SD-1! When I started as a mechanic in the '80s, these were part of one's daily life (used to tighten the clamp bolt on non-aero brake levers where the screwdriver blade had to be weaseled in alongside the brake cable without chewing it up). PARK TOOL, Y U NO MAKE SD-1s ANYMORE?!

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Here's a tool for disassembling STIs I made out of an 8mm socket.



At first I did it just with a cutting disk on an angle grinder, but it stopped working properly after a bit cause it was too inaccurate. Cutting disk on a dremel sorted that out.

It still works on the thin little 8mm nuts in the STIs, too!

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Old 08-16-12, 08:10 PM
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I have a TL-RD10, but Iím missing the ruler and the washers that go onto the hub before the "Center Alignment Tool". Iíll have to see if I can find a ruler that fits.
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Old 08-26-12, 03:06 PM
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This is a great tool in certain circumstances. I belive it's called a "pipe wrench" and I found it alongside the road:




The tool below was given to me by someone years ago. It's shown next to a screwdriver to give a sense of its size. It's for fixing frames with a squished seat tube. This may be a one-off tool, I've never seen anything else like it.

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Old 08-27-12, 08:18 AM
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Why can't I see the pic?
I host the pictures on my own machine; an old PC in the basement. Occasionally the web server gets overwhelmed and shuts down. Your post happened when I was out of town and unable to re-boot the web server.
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Old 08-27-12, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by mechBgon View Post
This is a great tool in certain circumstances. I belive it's called a "pipe wrench"
I've a rather odd use-case for one, and it involves bottom brackets.

When I use a QR skewer to hold my FSA bottom-bracket tool in place, I can no longer fit a socket wrench to the tool because the skewer is blocking the socket hole. So when I'm removing a stubborn bottom-bracket and need to use the skewer to hold the tool in place, I use a pipe wrench to turn the tool. The FSA socket takes some minor damage from the pipe wrench teeth, but the job gets done, and the pipe wrench never actually touches the bike nor the bottom-bracket.
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Old 08-27-12, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by JonathanGennick View Post
I've a rather odd use-case for one, and it involves bottom brackets.

When I use a QR skewer to hold my FSA bottom-bracket tool in place, I can no longer fit a socket wrench to the tool because the skewer is blocking the socket hole. So when I'm removing a stubborn bottom-bracket and need to use the skewer to hold the tool in place, I use a pipe wrench to turn the tool. The FSA socket takes some minor damage from the pipe wrench teeth, but the job gets done, and the pipe wrench never actually touches the bike nor the bottom-bracket.
I hold my Park BB-22 onto square taper spindles with an 8 mm bolt and a qr skewer for Octalinks, both of which block the 3/8" square drive hole. So my tool-of-choice for turning the BB-22 is a 15" Crecent wrench. It's easier on the flats than a pipe wrench. BTW, a 1-1/4" socket also fits the flats on the BB-22 but it would have to be a deep-well type to clear the end of the bolt or skewer and I don't have one of those.
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Old 08-27-12, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
I hold my Park BB-22 onto square taper spindles with an 8 mm bolt and a qr skewer for Octalinks, both of which block the 3/8" square drive hole. So my tool-of-choice for turning the BB-22 is a 15" Crecent wrench.
I have the FSA tool. It's round -- no wrench flats. If I were doing more than just a few bottom-brackets per year, I'd buy the Park tool.

BTW, good tip about using an 8mm bolt like you do. Hadn't thought of that. Good idea though. I lie it.
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Old 08-27-12, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by JonathanGennick View Post
BTW, good tip about using an 8mm bolt like you do. Hadn't thought of that. Good idea though. I lie it.
It does work well but be aware the threading is M8x1.0 mm, not the more common M8x1.25 mm, and you want a bolt 40 or 50 mm long.
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Old 08-27-12, 10:09 AM
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For those who need a hold-down tool frequently, Pedro's makes one that fits both Octalink and square-taper: http://www.aebike.com/Pedros-Bottom-...r_p_28171.html Same potential "gotcha," of course... if the tool has no wrench flats, you'll need Plan B


The tool shown below is made to pull flat spots out of rims. I believe I got this when a LBS went out of business years ago. It works best on soft single-walled rims. I rarely use it, it's for those situations where there's nothing left to lose.

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Old 09-08-12, 01:42 PM
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This is an interesting tool made by Hozan, the C-465 stem extractor. It doesn't always work, it depends on how heavily the stem is corroded into place. This isn't mine, it belongs to the bike shop.



Bonus: video of the Hozan in action The "ping!" sounds are the stem coming out.

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Old 09-08-12, 04:54 PM
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ooooo i like that stem extractor. for really stuck stems put some tension on it with the tool and rap the stem with the hammer. might loosen up the bond
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Old 09-08-12, 05:08 PM
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Still one of my all time favorites...



A must have for a Sting-Ray collector. Lots of bent forks out there...

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Originally Posted by mechBgon View Post
The tool below was given to me by someone years ago. It's shown next to a screwdriver to give a sense of its size. It's for fixing frames with a squished seat tube. This may be a one-off tool, I've never seen anything else like it.

I had to do that today. Was wondering why there wasn't such thing as a tapered seatpost tap all the while. Should be a more common tool, the job was sort of a pain.
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Old 09-08-12, 08:31 PM
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This is a great thread, keep it up guys
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Old 09-08-12, 08:38 PM
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Still one of my all time favorites...



A must have for a Sting-Ray collector. Lots of bent forks out there...

Wow! We had one of those at the Schwinn shop where I started out in 1989, and occasionally used it!
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Old 09-14-12, 09:02 PM
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A tool in its own way, my trusty Canon A610. Despite being dropped on chipseal pavement while riding at ~22mph, it soldiered on for a couple more years. I'm finally giving up on it... time to scrounge for a deal on a new digicam. Problem is, I like the flip-out rotating screen, and that's not a common feature anymore.
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