Re: [CR]Fixed Cup Tool

Example: Framebuilders:Masi
Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 16:24:21 -0400
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Subject: Re: [CR]Fixed Cup Tool

In case of emergency, a reliable cheater tool is the basic flat wrench, clamped firmly into place with a thick piece of all-thread, and huge washers and nuts on both sides. Works best if the moveable cup is screwed lightly into place, to help stabilize the clamping mechanism. Make the piece of all-thread long enough, and the washers large and thick enough, and you've got a four-buck headset press, as well.

Peter Bridge SDCAUSA

-----Original Message----- From: John Thompson <> To: Sent: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 15:05:08 -0500 Subject: Re: [CR]Fixed Cup Tool

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