[CR]Taps & Dies Recommendations?


From: "Tony Zanussi" <merckxslx@hotmail.com>
To: internet-bob@bikelist.org, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 21:56:34 -0500
Subject: [CR]Taps & Dies Recommendations?

I would love to hear from all what taps and dies (sources also!) that you recommend for the minor work needed on small areas of bikes, or ANY that you have found usefull. I am not talking BB's, but mainly axles, dropouts, metric for 5 and 6mm, and ANY other, including pedals. I know The Third Hand is going out of business soon and want to get some items I know I will need. Also, any input on where to obtain tools other than from Third Hand is greatly appreciated once they are gone. If I only had the $$$! I know Sheldon Brown wrote an article in Bicycling in early 80's regarding taps and dies, but I see no mention of this on his site? Sheldon, and all, any help? What are the actual taps and dies I need for most bike related threads? Dimensions? Corresponding drill bits?

Tony Zanussi