[CR]16 mm sockets....

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Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2004 21:50:08 -0500
From: "HM & SS Sachs" <sachs@erols.com>
To: JohnThompson@new.rr.com, Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]16 mm sockets....

16 mm. sockets are not real common where I live. On the other hand, I've yet to find a 16 mm. head that didn't act really comfortable with a 5/8" socket. 5/8" = 15.9 mm. That doesn't solve the wall thickness issue, but it's been useful for Stronglight bolts in Stronglight cranksets with the 23.35 or whatever diameter.

harvey sachs mcLean va.

Jerome & Elizabeth Moos wrote:

>> One other piece of Zeus crank trivia - the extractor thread was 22mm
>> like Campy, but Zeus used 16mm crank bolt heads like Stronglight.
>> This means you need a really thin walled socket to remove the crank
>> bolts. Lots of people replace Zeus crank bolts with Campy 15mm ones,
>> but I take great pride in retaining the original 16mm bolts.

Sinner that I am, I replaced mine with Aluminum crank bolts from Arnold Industries:

>> Of course, I have a couple of thin walled Zeus crank bolt wrenches.

Park makes a thin-wall wrench that works in both Zeus and old Stronglight cranks that use 16mm bolts.