Re: [CR]cottered cranks question

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From: "walter skrzypek" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]cottered cranks question
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2001 08:23:55 -0500

Hi all,

I for one don't mind cottered cranks. I will add that, I currently have a cotter pin that came on the one bicycle I have, someone obviously tried in vain to remove the pin prior to sending me this bicycle. The pin end is hammered on, scratched, mushroomed, and bent as a result of the poor attempt. Therefore, I attempted my own poor excuse for an effort using a C-clamp. Unfortunately I have not been successful, so whether my unsuccessful attempt is due to simply the wrong tool for the job or the condition of the pin already mutilated?? I am not sure, This weekend, my friend Bertrum is bringing the right tool by my house so we can give it a go. Hopefully with better results. Maybe I just forgot the appropriate bit of pipe as you have mentioned Pete, just how much does it take??

Walt Skrzypek Falls Creek, Pa
>Subject: Re: [CR]cottered cranks question
>Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 08:00:15 EST
>In fairness that Sloane book was written in 1980.
>So for whatever is right or wrong with cottered cranks if I had a bike that
>was period correct I guess I'd learn to deal with the cotters.
>I think you can get by with a "C" clamp (and appropiate bit of pipe) if the
>special tool seems a bit pricey.
>Pete Geurds
>Douglassville, Pa