Re: [CR]cotter pin press


Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 11:04:09 -0600
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Mark Stonich <mark@bikesmithdesign.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]cotter pin press
In-Reply-To: <20051111.075045.8316.91202@webmail33.lax.untd.com>
References: <20051111.075045.8316.91202@webmail33.lax.untd.com>


Thanks for the mention Tom. I imagine it had something to do with the one I sold a few minutes ago. The buyer wrote; "Wish I had known you had these earlier. Practically destroyed an old Magistroni crank with the hammer 'n' heat method. It's gonna take a machine shop visit to get it right. "

One thing I wanted to add is that a press is as important for installing the cotters as removing them. I haven't had a cotter loosen up since I started using a press. Using the nut for tightening isn't enough, and swinging a hammer in that area doesn't seem like "Plan A" on a nice bike.

At 11/11/2005 03:49 PM +0000, tom.ward@juno.com wrote:
>Re: cotter pin extractor / installer--i.e., press: please see
>
>http://bikesmithdesign.com/CotterPress/
>The gentleman offering them is a CR member and frequent contributor. Apo
>logies if I am slow getting this link out, as I take the list in digest
>form.
>I intend to buy one of the above tools myself at some point, so leave at
> least one behind!

Don't worry. I have about 20 on hand and will get more made before those are gone. When I saw a well used Park get $82 on ebay, I thought there might be a market for 10-20 of them. But, I've sold 50 since late last Nov. which tells me there's a lot of old bike lovers out there.
> Formerly hammeredly yours,
>Tom Ward
>New York City

Mark Stonich;
Minneapolis Minnesota