Double headed spanner 8-10 mm for touring

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Blackredgold1964
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Double headed spanner 8-10 mm for touring

Postby Blackredgold1964 » 11 Jun 2017, 4:57pm

Dear All,
I'm looking for a lightweight double headed spanner 8-10 mm for my touring tools. Topeak do one as part of their Survival Gear Box but it does not seem to be available individually.
Would someone else know any other source?
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Mick F
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Re: Double headed spanner 8-10 mm for touring

Postby Mick F » 11 Jun 2017, 5:19pm

What do you want it for?

I have this one and carry it because the 8mm fits mudguards.
8mm 10mm 7mm 12mm.

Dunno where it came from, probably a flat-furniture tool.
If you're really stuck, you can have it for the price of a stamp.
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Re: Double headed spanner 8-10 mm for touring

Postby Ugly » 11 Jun 2017, 6:23pm

I have one and it is ideal in the tool roll so yon can't have it, sorry.
But I found this on line
6M-8-10 | Bahco 8mmx10mm Double Ended Open Spanner, 138 mm ...
uk.rs-online.com › Home › Tools › Spanners & Sockets › Open Ended Spanners
£4.22
Buy Bahco 8mmx10mm Double Ended Open Spanner, 138 mm length, 6M-8-10. Browse our latest Open Ended Spanners offers. Free Next Day Delivery.

I just typed in 8 - 10mm spanner, Bahco tools are good quality and should last

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Re: Double headed spanner 8-10 mm for touring

Postby simonhill » 11 Jun 2017, 6:26pm

You've got a nice freebie now, but I use a 8 + 10 from a set.

if you look around you can usually get a cheapo set for not too much. Top quality foreign made, I wouldn't trust putting too much pressure on the bigger ones, but the little ones are OK. I s'pose its still a relatively expensive way to get just a tiddler.

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Re: Double headed spanner 8-10 mm for touring

Postby Brucey » 11 Jun 2017, 6:41pm

sounds like you need the contents of an old MAFAC tool kit, now sadly the province of loony collectors....

However this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NISSAN-MOTORS-OPEN-END-SPANNER-8MM-10MM-EXCELLENT-USED-CONDITION-/182606502196

could be yours for 99p + p&p if you are quick.

Why Nissan? Because these spanners are good quality CrMo but usually only about 3mm thickness, so not too heavy.

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Re: Double headed spanner 8-10 mm for touring

Postby Gattonero » 11 Jun 2017, 7:32pm

I found a place that would sell spanners type DIN895 with a vast array of sizes combined.
Made a set with 8/9, 10/13, 14/15, 16(grounded)/17. This covers pretty much all the needs for the ones who stubbornly refuse to fit allen-key nuts or bolts :wink:
The 8mm can be bought in 8/10 if needed. I'm making two tool rolls to sell altogether with this set of spanners that I've never used (my travel toolbox has a different setup)

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Re: Double headed spanner 8-10 mm for touring

Postby mattsccm » 11 Jun 2017, 7:53pm

Try a car boot sale. Motorcycle tool kits come in nasty plastic wallets. Anything Jap has one with a 8 and 10mm open ended combination spanner. I've chucked many away.

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Tinnishill
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Re: Double headed spanner 8-10 mm for touring

Postby Tinnishill » 11 Jun 2017, 9:05pm

Here's the lightweight but expensive option

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-nov-Titan ... SwfVpYpoXT

They also do a 13/10/8 version

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Re: Double headed spanner 8-10 mm for touring

Postby freiston » 11 Jun 2017, 9:41pm

Wiggle do the Park Tools version - £7.27 including p&p

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/park-tool-brake ... e-spanner/
Disclaimer: Treat what I say with caution and if possible, wait for someone with more knowledge and experience to contribute. ;)

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Re: Double headed spanner 8-10 mm for touring

Postby freiston » 11 Jun 2017, 9:46pm

Tinnishill wrote:Here's the lightweight but expensive option

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-nov-Titan ... SwfVpYpoXT

They also do a 13/10/8 version

That does have appeal to me (except for the price and p&p) - I took my folder out today and added a 15mm socket with sliding T-bar to my tool roll.
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Re: Double headed spanner 8-10 mm for touring

Postby Blackredgold1964 » 11 Jun 2017, 11:01pm

Dear all,
Thanks to all of your replies - I might go for Mick F's simple tool as that's all I need for my touring tool roll.
followed by the Park Tool spanner.
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Re: Double headed spanner 8-10 mm for touring

Postby gxaustin » 12 Jun 2017, 12:43am

I have a multi tool with chain breaker, 4,5,6 Allen keys, 4 x spoke keys and 8,9,10mm spanner flats and a Philip's screwdriver.
Its called Mt Zoom and is available on ebay or on their website. I have 3 btw.

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Re: Double headed spanner 8-10 mm for touring

Postby Suffolker » 12 Jun 2017, 6:22am

Brucey wrote:sounds like you need the contents of an old MAFAC tool kit, now sadly the province of loony collectors....

However this

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NISSAN-MOTORS-OPEN-END-SPANNER-8MM-10MM-EXCELLENT-USED-CONDITION-/182606502196

could be yours for 99p + p&p if you are quick.

Why Nissan? Because these spanners are good quality CrMo but usually only about 3mm thickness, so not too heavy.

cheers

Hang on! I've got a Mafac toolkit, complete with miniature box spanner, which I bought new to go with my new Dawes Atlantis circa 1980, and I'm not a loony collector ( at least, not of Mafac toolkits ).

It's very durable, apart from the elastic closure, and a nice reminder of when it was all nuts and bolts and scarcely a hex to be seen.

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Re: Double headed spanner 8-10 mm for touring

Postby Suffolker » 12 Jun 2017, 6:33am

Tinnishill wrote:Here's the lightweight but expensive option

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-nov-Titan ... SwfVpYpoXT

They also do a 13/10/8 version

A nice tool, but surely having the 8 inside the 10 like that would limit its use where there is an obstruction in the space occupied by the 10?

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Re: Double headed spanner 8-10 mm for touring

Postby Brucey » 12 Jun 2017, 10:10am

Suffolker wrote: Hang on! I've got a Mafac toolkit, complete with miniature box spanner, which I bought new to go with my new Dawes Atlantis circa 1980, and I'm not a loony collector ( at least, not of Mafac toolkits )....


you may not be, but the people that buy them on e-bay these days must be; it is the only explanation for the prices....

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