Fwd: Re: [CR]Campy Freewheel Tool Questions

Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 12:06:39 -0700
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Brook Watts <brook.watts@comcast.net>
Subject: Fwd: Re: [CR]Campy Freewheel Tool Questions

John mentions an insert that modifies the Campy toolkit freewheel tool for use as a Campy freewheel exclusive puller. I'm not familiar with this insert.

Anyone else?

Brook Watt Longmont Colo USA

> > I have what I think to be a Campy freewheel tool. It looks like the tool
>> in this auction:
>> Ebay Item # 7208619492
>> However, the tool I have will not work on Campy freewheels. The black
>> metal insert will not fit the slots on a Campy or any other brand of
>> freewheel. What do I have? Do I need another insert? I believe this
>> insert may be used to assemble and disassemble the freewheel. Are simple
>> (like the ones I have for Regina, Suntour, Shimano, Atom, etc) freewheel
>> tools available for Campy freewheels?
>> I found this .PDF scan of the manual for Campy freewheels in the
>> archives. Unfortunately, I'm still confused. Any help is greatly
>> appreciated.
>What you probably have is a freewheel tool made by Campagnolo to fit
>Regina frewheels. This tool was included with the Campy tool cases for
>many years before Campy came out with their own freewheel. The tool was
>later modified to fit Campy freewheels by changing the insert piece.
>Unfortunately, I've never seen this piece available separately -- you
>have to buy the whole tool, if you can find it.
>An acceptable alternative is the Bicycle Research tool #CT-9:
> http://bicycleresearchtools.com/wheelt.html#anchor270825
>Interestingly, when I bought my Campy tool kit in 1984, it still
>included the old Regina-type freewheel tool even though the Campy
>freewheel had been on the market for several years already.
>-John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
> Appleton WI USA