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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:27 am 
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My latest find 8)

a stash of road vintage tools ( well 70s and 80s I would expect ) :idea:

lots of VAR stuff , the french maker

I can undo every bottom bracket, freewheel , or crank of the world now having all the standards
metric and inches standard spanners
bottom bracket tap wrench and facer
cutters you name it
and last but not least the nice Preciray VAR wheel truing stand
etc...

most of them I know the usage ( a few thanks to sheldon scanned var catalogue) such as a Hub die stock for screw on freewheels I discovered
and a few tools,I don't even know what to do with - some of them handmade :shock:

BUT one issue - I have got only the french standard for my dies ! not one BSC :lol:
the old man was surely a chauvinist in that regard :roll:

I am going to feel obliged to do the eroica now :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:44 pm 
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Ahh the old friend, that wheel truing stand made my hair go gray in my apprenticeship. :lol:

but now i would like one myself.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:53 pm 
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Very nice pieces there :)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:13 pm 
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Nice find, not often these come up for sale and in such good condition


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:16 pm 
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Synthesis wrote:
Ahh the old friend, that wheel truing stand made my hair go gray in my apprenticeship. :lol:

but now i would like one myself.


very rare to find one second hand in France - I have been looking at wheel stands for a long time and it is the first one I see in years

dunno if it is because they are still being used or because they were surely bloody expensive at the time :?:
as the tools are now !


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:51 pm 
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Wowee! Bet you're chuffed with all that!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:18 pm 
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Very nice; where did you find such a haul?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:21 pm 
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Montello wrote:
Very nice; where did you find such a haul?


an amateur gathered them 30 or 40 years ago - he is now in a "retirement" home and his son not interested sold them in a bunch


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