Re: [CR]evolution of chainring bolts


Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 16:58:56 -0800
From: Kendra Coatney <masi3vgirl@gmail.com>
To: r cielec <teaat4p@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]evolution of chainring bolts
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This is the lastest edition to our toolbox purchased at REI for $4. http://www.bikeworld.com/components/catalog/product.html?pid=163&cat=21 6&ref=froogle

It seems to do just fine so far but we just took it out of the plastic wrap per. Funny that I come home from purchasing this and there is all this talk of chainring bolt tools!

Kendra Coatney SEA<WA

On 11/20/05, r cielec <teaat4p@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Sears/Craftsman made a stubby blade screwdriver that fit the rear side pe rfectly. Was/Is: short, wide blade; handle short approx 4 inches with hefty
   diameter so one could really lean into it if necessay. Mine is probably ne ar 30 years old. Don't know if the current production works.
> Richard Cielec
> Chicago, Illinois
>
> Sheldon Brown <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com> wrote:
> Ken Freeman wrote:
> >
> >There is a Campy "special tool" that holds the rear side of the bolt
> >steady while you torque the Allen wrench. It's not expensive. Also
> >using it is another coordination challenge, IMHO.
>
> Then there's the Ultimate Weapon: The VAR #352, a single tool that
> aligns the Allen wrench and the two pin tool to one another/ It has a
> big strong padded handle that is a safe distance from the chainring
> teeth.
>
> There's a photo at: http://harriscyclery.net/site/itemdetails.cfm?ID=54 5
>
> Sheldon "VAR" Brown
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