Re: [CR]Re: Worn cotter pins?


Example: Racing:Wayne Stetina

Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2008 19:43:40 -0600
From: John Thompson <john@os2.dhs.org>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Worn cotter pins?
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Leonard Diamond wrote:
> While a teen, I worked in a local shop and cotter pins were the norm except
> for Schwinn's and the higher end jobs with cotterless cranks. For quite a
> while the shop did not have a press so we removed and installed with a
> hammer. Support the crank or bb axle with a piece of wood with a v notch to
> protect the bearings/cups. When installing we would tighten the nut as we
> hammered the head so as not to shear it. The shop owner was good at custom
> filing a pin when we couldn't get one of the different sized/tapered pins to
> fit correctly. It's not rocket science.

The first shop I worked for did a lot of cottered cranks as well. Eventually we splurged and bought the right tools:

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/var/pages/var0012.html

Both the press and the vise, and they do make working with cotters much easier.

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John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
Appleton WI USA