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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:34 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi, I’m looking for the funny headset tool for the Shimano 600 , it seems to be hard to find & expensive, can I use normal spanner’s, with some kind of cloth protection, to service the headset , or do I have fork out stupid money to buy a couple of fancy spanner’s. How does anyone service their 600 headset, thanks.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:04 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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I use a 32 mm socket (the size that fits the old Shimano square BB tool).

Just checked on an old frame fitted with Shimano 600 headset and works fine.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:14 pm 
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32mm spanner and care.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:32 pm 
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32mm spanner and care.
Yes, if you look closely at the headset, you'll see that the 'cookie cutter' shape doesn't extent to the very corners of the octagon.
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There are still the corner points for a standard 32mm headset spanner, which are the bits that do the work...just be very careful that the spanners don't slip or the points get easily chewed up.

All the best,


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:22 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks for the replys, you have all been very helpful.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:07 pm 
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I found some specific spanners on eBay I think. Maybe I picked my moment well

Mike


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:15 pm 
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With regards to some of the spanners on ebay, I got a set for my Condor last year and the ones that come from Poland I think are repros that the guy is machining up,they have been perfect, didnt cost too much and turned up v quickly, the 'real thing' when they turn up often go for £80


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:25 pm 
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On the bay .
Genuine Shimano
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PAIR-2-SHIMA ... .l4275.c10


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:22 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Yeah I bought the eBay Polish laser cut ones. They're ace and fit perfectly.


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 8:47 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Yes, I got the spanner’s today, they work just fine.


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