[CR] Fw: Re: Hozan spoke screw "cutter"

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Date: Wed, 7 Apr 2010 22:07:07 -0700 (PDT)
From: "dave martinez" <dmart84815@yahoo.com>
To: CR List <ClassicRendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] Fw: Re: Hozan <HKC> spoke screw "cutter"

--- On Wed, 4/7/10, dave martinez wrote:

From: dave martinez <dmart84815@yahoo.com> Subject: Re: [CR] Hozan <HKC> spoke screw "cutter" To: hsachs@alumni.rice.edu Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 10:06 PM

Hello Harvey,

It looks like a dead ringer of my Cyclo spoke threader. Sorry no pics to prove my point.... trust me on this.

David Martinez
Fremont Ca
US of A

--- On Wed, 4/7/10, Harvey Sachs wrote:

From: Harvey Sachs <hmsachs@verizon.net> Subject: [CR] Hozan <HKC> spoke screw "cutter" To: "Classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 7:08 PM

At the first Virginia Cirque, two years ago, I stumbled across a Hozan <HKC> spoke screw "cutter" at a price I thought reasonable. It's not really a cutter, as far as I can tell, but a spoke thread roller. It puts enough pressure on the spoke to defore it, raising threads while pushing down the diameter.  Just like real spokes are made in factories. A little hand-cranked device. image at http://www.nexternal.com/icycles/images/61759.jpg.

Used it for the first time tonight, to shorten some 2mm. butted stainless spokes. The darned thing works! Rolls out nice, neat, threading, and easy to set up to get about the same depth and length each time.

It's not near the machine of the incredibly elegant Phil tool, http://www.bikeparts.com/productinfo/Phil-Wood-Spoke-cutting-threading-machine-65259-79145.html, but the Hozan was affordable.

I don't think I can do as many as 2/minute, counting cutting them off, so it's not going to cut down the stocking needs at a shop.  But sure is a fine accessory for occasional use, or for adapting vintage stock for shorter needs.

No, I don't think I have a roller head for French/Robergel spokes. C'est la vie.

harvey sachs
mcLean va