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


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Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 09:05:19 -0800 (PST)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]16 mm sockets....
To: gpvb1@comcast.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <120220041630.10335.41AF43180004F1E60000285F2200758942CE0D909F09@comcast.net>


Yeah, I like the Park 14/15/16, but I've also noted it doesn't work with Zeus. Maybe the 16mm only Park will work, but I doubt it. Until I got a Zeus wrench (also from BC) I used the Stronglight sockets, and it was tight as you say. Had to be careful the socket didn't slip off the bolt head. The Zeus crank is a bit like the Swiss bikes with French steerer but 22.2 stem, mixing two standards that weren't meant to be mixed.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Houston, TX

gpvb1@comcast.net wrote: The old CCW-2 (14/15/16) Park wrench will not work (I just tried it). I've never found any 16mm socket with a wall thin enough to work without resorting to grinding it. The only things that I know to work are the Zeus wrench that I got from BC ("banana-brain" on eBay, those auctions that JT mentioned are his...), and the Stronglight socket (just barely - a tight fit). Greg Parker Dexter, Michigan

Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 07:35:10 -0800 (PST) From: Fred Rafael Rednor To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: Re: Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 07:35:10 -0800 (PST)

I'll try it out tonight and report my findings! Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia


--- Jerome & Elizabeth Moos wrote:


> Are you sure a Park peanut butter wrench will remove a Zeus
> crank bolt? Remember, the bolt is 16mm, but the extractor
> thread is 22mm instead of 23.35, so it's a tigher space than
> on a Stronglight crank. I have a couple of the Park
> wrenches, but I've never tried them on Zeus. I use a Zeus
> crank bolt wrench or the 16mm socket that came with the old
> Stronglight consumer model crank extractor. The Park might
> work, I've just never tried it. What I miss is the old Park
> wrench that had 14, 15 and 16 sockets all on one wrench.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jerry Moos
> Houston, TX
>
> Fred Rafael Rednor wrote:
> > Park makes a thin-wall wrench that works in both
> > Zeus and old Stronglight cranks that use 16mm bolts.
>
> 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'll try it out tonight and report my findings! Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia


--- Jerome & Elizabeth Moos wrote:


> Are you sure a Park peanut butter wrench will remove a Zeus

\r?\n> crank bolt? Remember, the bolt is 16mm, but the extractor

\r?\n> thread is 22mm instead of 23.35, so it's a tigher space than

\r?\n> on a Stronglight crank. I have a couple of the Park

\r?\n> wrenches, but I've neveer tried them on Zeus. I use a Zeus

\r?\n> crank bolt wrench or the 16mm socket that came with the old

\r?\n> Stronglight consumer model crank extractor. The Park might

\r?\n> work, I've just never tried it. What I miss is the old Park

\r?\n> wrench that had 14, 15 and 16 sockets all on one wrench.

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Regards,

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Jerry Moos

\r?\n> Houston, TX

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Fred Rafael Rednor wrote:

\r?\n> > Park makes a thin-wall wrench that works in both

\r?\n> > Zeus and old Stronglight cranks that use 16mm bolts.

\r?\n>

\r?\n> I think that Park stopped production of the 16mm "peanut

\r?\n> butter" style wrench several years ago. Nevertheless (!) I

\r?\n> was

\r?\n> able to buy one at the Spokes bicycle shop in Alexandria,

\r?\n> Virginia a few weeks ago. The guy behind the counter said

\r?\n> something to me like "stocking up on French cycling gear,

\r?\n> eh?"

\r?\n> He was greatly amused when I answered "As a matter of fact,

\r?\n> yes."

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Most importantly, I believe they still have one more for

\r?\n> sale.

\r?\n> I will gladly purchase and mail the wrench off to anyone who

\r?\n> is

\r?\n> interested in it. You would only need to reimburse me for the

\r?\n> cost of the wrench plus the postal fee (which can't be too

\r?\n> much).

\r?\n>

\r?\n> Of course, if someone from the D.C. area buys it in the next

\r?\n> few days, please let us know so that we don't get anyone's

\r?\n> hopes up. (And so I don't needlessly visit the store.)

\r?\n> Cheers,

\r?\n> Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia