Re: [CR] 16 mm = 5/8", was Stronglight Crank Extractor [PEANUT BUTTER WRENCH]

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Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 10:07:36 -0600
From: "Mitch Harris" <mitch.harris@gmail.com>
To: kevin sayles <kevinsayles@tiscali.co.uk>
Cc: CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] 16 mm = 5/8", was Stronglight Crank Extractor [PEANUT BUTTER WRENCH]


I remember a touring book from the 70s with a photo of PB being spread with the Campagnolo wrench, with the recommendation that you save a bit of touring load since you didn't need a butter knife for spreading. Not that you can't spread peanut butter with a Swiss Army knife or Opinel, etc.

Mitch Harris Little Rock Canyon, Utah, USA

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 12:30 AM, kevin sayles <kevinsayles@tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
> Just wondering.....why is the Campag crank bolt spanner [wrench] called a
> 'peanut butter' wrench?
> I like peanut butter, but I never think of crank bolts etc when eating it !
>
> Is there any other food terms attached to bike bits?
> Harden 'bacon slicer hubs' perhaps?
>
> Cheers
> Kevin Sayles
> Bridgwater Somerset UK
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Phil Brown" <philcycles@sbcglobal.net
>
> To: "CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS" <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 12:02 AM
> Subject: Re: [CR] 16 mm = 5/8", was Stronglight Crank Extractor
>
>
>>
>> On Apr 13, 2009, at 3:37 PM, Harvey Sachs wrote:
>>
>>> If the socket's wall is thin enough, I've always been able to get a 5/8 "
>>> (0.625") socket to work where a 16mm (0.630") is specified.  I know t hat 16
>>> mm sockets exist, but my sets don't have one. I don't think I've ever o wned
>>> a 16 mm. socket (or other wrench), nor needed one, as long as I had 5/8 "
>>> stuff.
>>
>> I have a Park crank bolt wrench with 14, 15, and 16mm sockets.
>> Phil Brown
>> But it's not as nice as a Campy peanut butter wrench in Oakland, Calif.