Re: [CR] Stronglight fixed cup removal.

(Example: Component Manufacturers)

Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2009 10:36:30 -0800
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>
To: <>, <>, verktyg <>
In-Reply-To: <>
Subject: Re: [CR] Stronglight fixed cup removal.

I can't remeber the size, but VAR most definitely made jaws for their fixed cup tools to fit Stronglight. I've used the VAR tool to remove many Stronglight fixed cups. BTW, if you can find the proper jaw, the VAR jaws will fit the less expensive Hozan tool as well.


Jerry Moos
Big spring, Texas, USA

--- On Wed, 12/2/09, verktyg wrote:

> From: verktyg <>

\r?\n> Subject: Re: [CR] Stronglight fixed cup removal.

\r?\n> To:,

\r?\n> Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2009, 12:01 PM

\r?\n> Billy,


\r?\n> VAR lists tools for 36.8mm and 37.8mm flats but nothing

\r?\n> closer to 37.2mm.




\r?\n> Is it wrong... or just French?   ;-)


\r?\n> Chas. Colerich

\r?\n> Oakland, CA USA



\r?\n> wrote:

\r?\n> > Hi all. I'm in the process of rebuilding a presumably

\r?\n> '50s CILO for my nephew. It had a stuck Stronglight French

\r?\n> threaded [not Swiss, which surprised me] 8 sided fixed cup.

\r?\n> Previously i'd filed a 37mm Park fixed cup tool to about

\r?\n> 38mm to fit Stronglight cups but that tool was loose on this

\r?\n> cup which measured about 37.2mm. So i filed a standard Park

\r?\n> 36mm tool to just fit this cup. Held tight against the cup

\r?\n> w/ a bolt [inserted from the bb shell], a large washer and

\r?\n> nut, and given a sharp counterclockwise rap w/ a hammer it

\r?\n> came loose rather easily. I'm offering this up as i've never

\r?\n> seen Stronglight specific cup tools. Cheers, Billy Ketchum;

\r?\n> Chicago, IL; USA.