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, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>Re: cotter pin extractor / installer--i.e., press: please see
>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
>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
> Formerly hammeredly yours,
>New York City