[CR] Revised: Fwd: Tool application question

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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 05:07:19 -0500
From: Tom Hayes <hayesbikes@gmail.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] Revised: Fwd: Tool application question

Taking steel wool to the tool, it is possible that the tool I am attempting to identify may be marked "898" or "298," though it does appear to me as "398."

Thank you.


Tom Hayes Chagrin Falls, Ohio USA

---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Tom Hayes <hayesbikes@gmail.com> Date: Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 4:37 AM Subject: Tool application question To: Classic Rendevous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

I have a VAR 398 tool. It is is crank puller, but it must be a crank puller of a special sort. When inserting it into a "standard" crank threading, it goes two turns and then locks up, and could be turned farther with the use of a wrench, but that also leaves slight metal shavings. On Stronglight 49 crank threading, it slips through the hole and cannot pick up any threading. On a TA crankarm, similar to the Stronglight 49, it goes in loosely for three turns and then it can be secured as it goes farther in. Is this tool not a bicycle specific tool or might there be other threading for cranks that it would fit? I checked the Sheldon Brown catalogue posting of VAR tools, and I could not find it in his listing of VAR tools.

The tool can be seen at the following:


Thank you.

Tom Hayes Chagrin Falls, Ohio USA

Tom Hayes
Chagrin Falls, Ohio