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nlerner 11-28-21 01:22 PM

Pin tool for Shimano crank dustcap?
 
My green Park pin tool for BB cubs doesn’t fit this dust cap. Is there a specific tool the C&V crowd uses? A couple of nails banged into a board?

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8778c83f9.jpeg

Bianchigirll 11-28-21 01:28 PM

Shipmano made a tool for those. Slightly different from the Sugino one and then the Campi Chorus and Athena was different still


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e1aa05d67.jpeg

ThermionicScott 11-28-21 01:33 PM

I use a bent-up drapery hook for those. I've no doubt there is a correct tool, but the previous owners of my house left some of those drapery hooks behind, and they do the job. :thumb:

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merziac 11-28-21 02:02 PM


Originally Posted by nlerner (Post 22322626)
My green Park pin tool for BB cubs doesn’t fit this dust cap. Is there a specific tool the C&V crowd uses? A couple of nails banged into a board?

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8778c83f9.jpeg

Right angle snap ring pliers should do the trick, even with fairly well stuck ones. ;)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GJL1PSL...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

jiangshi 11-28-21 02:47 PM

You need the red Park pin spanner, SPA-2.

nlerner 11-28-21 03:48 PM

Thanks for all those recs. I went ahead and bought the Shimano tool. Because I can't have enough bike tools.

Also, because I can't wait, I went ahead and made a homebrewed version with a scrap wooden handle and a couple of pieces of steel rod. Worked a charm.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...94fc131f05.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e061561284.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ad47c34bac.jpg

PugRider 11-29-21 07:39 AM

Love your homebrew tool, I was too late to the party to suggest a set of smaller-size needle-nose pliers usually does the job with a little pressure, if they are not too seized up in there. Lovely caps, wish the holes were just a tad bigger for a Park pin spanner.

gugie 11-29-21 11:51 AM

Although I have a lot of bicycle tools, every once in awhile I need something I don't have. Like Neal, sometimes you just gotta get creative. I wanted to disassemble the attachment bolt for a SunTour Cyclone 1st generation rear derailleur, which is nutted on the backside to a short shoulder bolt so you don't lose the nut, but it can still turn. A strip of stainless steel, grinder, and file later I had a custom tool to remove it.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f8cb40e472.jpg
Item 4 in this excellent exploded drawing.

SurferRosa 11-29-21 01:20 PM


Originally Posted by nlerner (Post 22322741)
I went ahead and made a homebrewed version with a scrap wooden handle... Worked a charm.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...94fc131f05.jpg

Niiiice. But is the handle long enough for that little cap? I'd think you'd want the handle to be a good 10 ft to get the proper leverage.

nlerner 11-29-21 05:28 PM


Originally Posted by SurferRosa (Post 22323597)
Niiiice. But is the handle long enough for that little cap? I'd think you'd want the handle to be a good 10 ft to get the proper leverage.

Let’s just say that Archimedes learned all he knew about levers from me.

jdawginsc 11-29-21 06:05 PM

Wire hangers “sharpened” to a taper, then folded parallel (the tapers) to each other, then wire bent in half around a bar so you have a nice 180 angle and handle can be made to any size tool...

...plus it is a great back scratcher and impalement device.


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