Double headed spanner 8-10 mm for touring

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Re: Double headed spanner 8-10 mm for touring

Postby Suffolker » 12 Jun 2017, 11:28am

Brucey wrote:
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....

cheers


Thanks! I've just had a quick look at the eBay offerings. Extraordinary prices, and most don't have the tyre repair bits (I don't, any more). I see from my 1983 Freewheel Annual Equipment Guide (price 95p) that the 10 piece + tyre patch was £1.95. It certainly has got me out of some mechanical scrapes.

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Re: Double headed spanner 8-10 mm for touring

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 12 Jun 2017, 1:19pm

Hi,
Never use the things, unless I really have too.
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Bargain.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BERGEN-10pc-m ... SwZ4dZFZSe
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Re: Double headed spanner 8-10 mm for touring

Postby Mick F » 12 Jun 2017, 3:32pm

For info ...........
The OP and me have swapped PMs and my tool is in an envelope and will be posted to him ASAP.
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Re: Double headed spanner 8-10 mm for touring

Postby simonhill » 12 Jun 2017, 7:22pm

I remember Chris J advising taking a mini Mole wrench to use to tear out chain links after a breakage. One of those would double as a multi size spanner.

However.........I bought a nice one in Thailand and have carried it for years, Never used it, so I'm leaving it at home in future (and will be saying a little prayer before I go).

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Re: Double headed spanner 8-10 mm for touring

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 12 Jun 2017, 8:32pm

Hi,
Elora do an 8X10 open "17030" cheap as I can find £8.05
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Draper-17030- ... SwDk5UF7yk

I favour these elora "202" midget, they are pricey seems all small stuff is.
8-9 & 10mm come in at 80grams.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Draper-04395- ... Sw~FJZEzmm
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Re: Double headed spanner 8-10 mm for touring

Postby Tinnishill » 13 Jun 2017, 11:34pm

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?


I concur. This what I actually carry, myself.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/adjustable-sp ... SwBLlVMmFA

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Re: Double headed spanner 8-10 mm for touring

Postby andrew_s » 14 Jun 2017, 5:30am

I use a Park CBW-2, which is an 8/10 mm ring spanner at both ends,
It doesn't seem to be available any more, but there is the Park CBW-1, which is 8/10 mm open ended. From Chainreaction, £5.50

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Re: Double headed spanner 8-10 mm for touring

Postby Suffolker » 14 Jun 2017, 6:21am

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Elora do an 8X10 open "17030" cheap as I can find £8.05
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Draper-17030- ... SwDk5UF7yk

I favour these elora "202" midget, they are pricey seems all small stuff is.
8-9 & 10mm come in at 80grams.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Draper-04395- ... Sw~FJZEzmm

I have a lot of Elora spanners and sockets left over from other non-cycle engineering, and they are top quality. Very much a case of getting what you pay for.