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Pin tool for Shimano crank dustcap?

Old 11-28-21, 01:22 PM
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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?

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


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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.

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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
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?

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

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You need the red Park pin spanner, SPA-2.
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Old 11-28-21, 03:48 PM
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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.



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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.
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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.


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

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.
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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.
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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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