Re: [CR]Fixed Cup Tool

Example: Framebuilders:Pino Morroni
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 13:19:07 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Jerome & Elizabeth Moos" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Fixed Cup Tool
In-Reply-To: <>

Hozan makes a nice one which is pretty much a clone of the VAR, in fact I think the jaws might be interchangeable. Not cheap at $95 (at Bike Tools, Etc.), but less than VAR at $145 or Campy at $200. I have both a VAR and a Hozan, and both work great.


Jerry Moos Houston, TX

John Thompson <> wrote: Forbes Bagatelle-Black wrote:
> I'm not looking for a flat wrench with the appropriate
> cut out. I'm looking for a large, solid tool that
> locks onto the (old-school) fixed cup from one side
> and threads in from the other, with handles so you can
> really yar on the thing.
> Campy and VAR make nice ones. I saw a nice-looking
> one from an Italian manufacturer on eBay, but I got
> outbid at the last moment.

I don't know of any potentially low cost sources other than eBay, but if you get a choice, I'd recommend the VAR. The Campy is nice, but it only fits Campy-type cups, whereas the VAR can take different jaws to work with a wide variety of cups.


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA