Re: [CR]chainring bolts


Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 22:49:39 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: CR List <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]chainring bolts
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Tom Martin wrote:
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> What great answers! I have tried the campag tool, the shimano tool, the sugino tool, and taiwan knockoffs (and even a rediculous attempt of my 'own' chainring bolt tool- that caused more skinned knuckles than all the others). The Var is the holy grail and priced accordingly. I wasn't even aware they are still available.
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> I still think the issue is not which tool to use. I think the slotted inside nut is the dumb design; apologies to Tullio and/or whatever french guy the Campagnolo family Ripped off and Duplicated. Truvativ (Off Topic I know) makes a chainring bolt set with 5 and 6mm allens. You think it would catch on. Sadly it hasn't.
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> I do find it interesting that the Campyphiles will defend anything that company has brought to market in the past, no matter how poorly thought out, and infer it's user error.
>

Makes me feel foolish that I took the time to answer.

:::sigh:::

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

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