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 Post subject: Home made tools
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:46 pm 
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BB fixed cup tool holder on to save the tool slipping off those rather tight fixed cups. Can alternatively be used Sheldonbrown style on those really stuck cups.

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Headset press. Quite elaborate for a homemade tool eh!

Both courtesy of my dad :D

I've shown you mine now you show me yours :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Home made tools
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:31 pm 
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I needed a cone spanner so whilst in at my LBS I enquired to buying one, sadly they only had cheap Chinese crap that would have lasted a week so I left without making a purchase. I came home and took a 14mm open ended spanner from my tool box and filed it down until it was slim enough for the job. It works perfectly and will outlast me


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 Post subject: Re: Home made tools
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:35 pm 
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I have a crude version of the headset press, basically the same as yours but I use a pair of spanners to tighten the bolts.

Works well enough but too ugly to show pictures of it :oops:

Does the Sheldon Brown BB tool really work just by friction between the tool and the BB cup alone, or am I missing something?
I tried it a couple of times and it didn't work, then I got lucky and found a Hozan fixed cup tool for about £30.

Johnny


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 Post subject: Re: Home made tools
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:37 pm 
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Tel wrote:
I've shown you mine now you show me yours :wink:

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Sorry couldn't help myself :D


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 Post subject: Re: Home made tools
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:07 pm 
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Another headset press. I want to replace the wood with copper when I find something suitable. The handle is an old steel and very heavy handlebar from a BSO.


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 Post subject: Re: Home made tools
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:43 pm 
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what is that little thing? Its a 5mm spanner! I have a set of spanners that goes down to 6mm and it was £15 for a spanner set that had only one spanner I didn't yet own. Off to the milling machine I went...


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 Post subject: Re: Home made tools
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:15 pm 
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Ian Raleigh wrote:
Tel wrote:
I've shown you mine now you show me yours :wink:

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Sorry couldn't help myself :D


Cotter pin removal tool,yes?


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