Re: [CR]Cotter Pin Press

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From: "Stephen Barner" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Cotter Pin Press
Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2004 09:18:09 -0400

How about an automotive ball joint press? It will certainly provide as much pressure as a cotter press, and then you'd have that excuse to buy a 4-wheel drive.

Steve Barner, Bolton, Vermont

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> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 09:36:37 -0500
> From: Mark Stonich <>
> To: "Steven Willis" <>
> Cc: Classic Rendezvous <>
> Subject: Re: [CR]Cotter Pin Press
> At 8/31/2004 09:28 AM -0700, Steven Willis wrote:
> >Park makes a nice press still can get it at you local bike store.
> They're not making them any more, if your shop has one grab it.
> > > Just observing the design of the cotter pin press, it appears that if
> >these are now unobtainable, one might be able to modify a large carpenter's
> >clamp to work. Anyone ever tried this?
> A C clamp has too coarse a thread pitch to give you enough leverage. The
> Park thread was very fine pitch but large diameter.
> If there was enough demand, I've a couple of bike nut friends who own a CNC
> machine shop. They don't have enough work right now, so a short run of
> presses would be a possibility.
> Please note new eMail Address - we'll be dropping RoadRunner July 1st
> Mark Stonich;
> BikeSmith Design & Fabrication LLC