> > Late '40s(?) REPCO Path Racer # 3682171602 > > Nice look, too small. (aren't all the nice ones?)
Unless they're too big!
> I was curious about the headset. > I have one from a Peugeot or another French bike > with those same or similar four holes on the top > nut. Not deep enough for a spanner I think. > Any signifigance?
I've had a few of these and currently have a Stronglight version on a bike. So I'm certain they're meant for a pin spanner and certain ones do fit. For sure, one of the modern Park tools will work with these headsets.
When those headsets were new, _someone_ was making all sorts of
"miniature head" pin tools. I'm certain of this because I've
seen headsets that had the same holes on the top locknut, as
well as toothed washers (if you've seen an old Stronglight
you'll know what I mean) that had holes on the side which were
clearly meant to engage some sort of pin tool.
Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia