Re: [CR]16 mm sockets....

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Subject: Re: [CR]16 mm sockets....
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2004 15:33:49 +0000

Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 20:54:18 -0800 (PST) From: Fred Rafael Rednor <> To: HM & SS Sachs <>,, Classic Rendezvous <> Subject: Re: [CR]16 mm sockets....

HS or JT wrote: > Park makes a thin-wall wrench that works in both > Zeus and old Stronglight cranks that use 16mm bolts.

To which FRR added:

I think that Park stopped production of the 16mm "peanut butter" style wrench several years ago. Nevertheless (!) I was able to buy one at the Spokes bicycle shop in Alexandria, Virginia a few weeks ago. The guy behind the counter said something to me like "stocking up on French cycling gear, eh?" He was greatly amused when I answered "As a matter of fact, yes."

Most importantly, I believe they still have one more for sale. I will gladly purchase and mail the wrench off to anyone who is interested in it. You would only need to reimburse me for the cost of the wrench plus the postal fee (which can't be too much).

Of course, if someone from the D.C. area buys it in the next few days, please let us know so that we don't get anyone's hopes up. (And so I don't needlessly visit the store.) Cheers, Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia

I would echo what folks have said here, and add that a thin-walled 16mm wrench is about the only special tool one needs to work on Zeus equipment. If you are into Zeus, you probably already have one (since nothing else works on a Zeus crank arm bolt). If not, I would recommend purchasing one while you can, if you think you might work on Zeus cranks in the forseeable future. I have the Zeus "PBW" (Peanut Butter Wrench) which I got from BC at Renaissance Cycles. Works great, less filling. I highly recommend it. Greg Parker Dexter, Michigan (where I have Campy and TA PBWs for sale, but no Zeus ones)