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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:14 pm 
Retro Guru

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The original allen key/box spanner was L shaped. Sold hundreds of these in the 50's. The T shape was a notable improvement.
Not many metric tools about then, so this did everything on the Campagnolo gears of the time.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:19 pm 
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fiks wrote:
From the 1985 catalogue:
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Nice tool to have but not essential, IMO.

I thought the 1950s seatpins came in 2 version; the one for normal rails and the one for extra narrow rails (closer together).

They did, the narrow wires allowed more forward adjustment.


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 Post subject: Seat Pins
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:48 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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The 1044 pin was for saddles with rails 36mm apart over a 60mm length, the 1045 was for saddles with rails 20mm apart over a 120mm length - according to the 1958 catalogue.


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Old Ned wrote:
I tend to work on the rear bolt anyway but what about the front one? This does need to be adjusted especially if fitting a new saddle or on a new bike. Is the spanner that both you and Fiks mention able to reach from the rear and over the top of the rear bolt?


I always set the front bolt at teh right height and then tighten down the rear. My spanner does let me reach the front bolt without any difficulty.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:38 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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"Nice tool to have but not essential, IMO"

Absolutely true. But I remember when the Campag seat pins first came out (I was 13 in 1958) thinking how nice they were - but definitely a luxury item since all saddles came as standard with a mounting bracket for a tubular pin.


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