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Old 01-23-23, 05:54 PM
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Tool needed for an early Cinelli headset?

I'm sure this has been discussed before but what tool and where can it be found to remove this head set...thanks
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Originally Posted by konakai View Post
what tool and where can it be found to remove this head set...thanks
There's only one tool for this:

Kidding! Those are super rare and $$$$ when you can find one.

Much more commonly available, the VAR #13 adjustable pin spanner, usually used on BB adjustable cups, can have the pins put in facing each other like this.

There was a Park pin spanner with the hooks facing inward, I forget the part number, no longer made I think. The hooks weren't round, but I filed them to round on mine, for use on a similar Bianchi headset.

That takes a steady hand and some filing skill to do it well. Use a fine file and go slow, take it down only until the pins barely fit, leaving them as large as possible for strength since they aren't replaceable.

I have also done it with a cheap stamped-steel BB pin spanner where I just twisted both of the arms 90 until they faced inward. Can't find it though, sorry no pictures.
I started with one like this Park SPA-6:

Made of weak and malleable steel, so twisting was easy with a vise and an adjustable wrench. Maybe do-able with just two wrenches if you don't have a vise.

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Agree. VAR-13 will work.
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