Lightweight headset spanners

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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby Mick F » 1 Nov 2009, 6:55pm

Sorry!

Actually, I asked a week or so ago, but Paul hadn't been in touch with his laser cutting mate. Also, we've been away in Malta.

The idea has not been forgotten, and I'll prod Paul again this week.
I will return. (as that American chap once said.)
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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby Tako » 1 Nov 2009, 10:31pm

Cheers for the update!
Not to worry, the closer to xmas, the more special it will feel. :D

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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby quiksilver » 2 Nov 2009, 12:14pm

I always have a weeny Bahco 6" adjustable with me, the jaws will open wide enough to deal with a 1" headset, and it can be used on other parts of the bike too. It doesn't weigh much either but does cost about 30 quid.

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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby Mick F » 17 Nov 2009, 11:04am

Got hold of Paul, and he's emailed this design:(Click for better view)
spanner.JPG
He's added some little nibs at the front of the jaw to help stop the spanner slipping off.

Any takers?
Top class laser cut SS.

£5 including postage.

I know Tako wants one, anyone else?
Also, the jaw-width can be changed for a different size if you want.
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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby georgew » 17 Nov 2009, 11:14am

I'd like one Mick. I can pay any way you like and have PayPal.Thanks.

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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby Mick F » 17 Nov 2009, 12:42pm

Ok George!
I'll get back to Paul over the next few days, and hopefully there'll be a few orders.

I'll get back to this thread soon, meanwhile keep the orders coming in!
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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 17 Nov 2009, 4:36pm

Hi Mick,
I would like
a 30mm for the hosteller
a 36mm for the tandem
and a 32mm for everything else
Thanks,
Mike
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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby Tako » 17 Nov 2009, 5:08pm

Fantastic Mick, I'll take another 32mm please!

Edit: Yes, 2 please! The other one is for my brother.
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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby Mick F » 17 Nov 2009, 6:46pm

All posts recorded, and I'll see paul this week and put in the orders.

So far we have:
Tako 1x 32mm ....... or do you want x2 as you asked previously for one?
MikewsMITH2 1x30mm, 1x32mm and 1x36mm
georgew 1x 32mm

Just reply if that's right or not right.

Ta! :D
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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby AndyA » 17 Nov 2009, 8:29pm

Is it too late to get one of these? If possible I'd like 1x32mm and 1x36mm
Thanks!

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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby Mick F » 17 Nov 2009, 9:34pm

You're on the list, Andy!

I'll give it a few days before finalising, but no doubt there can be another run of production.
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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby georgew » 18 Nov 2009, 10:45am

Mick F wrote:All posts recorded, and I'll see paul this week and put in the orders.

So far we have:
Tako 1x 32mm ....... or do you want x2 as you asked previously for one?
MikewsMITH2 1x30mm, 1x32mm and 1x36mm
georgew 1x 32mm

Just reply if that's right or not right.

Ta! :D


Right for me Mick.

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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 18 Nov 2009, 11:40am

MikewsMITH2 1x30mm, 1x32mm and 1x36mm
georgew 1x 32mm

correct for me!
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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby Mick F » 18 Nov 2009, 1:10pm

Give it a few days, I'll get a list together and PM everyone who wants one with my address etc. meanwhile I'll get back to Paul.

He emailed me this morning:
Mick,
Glad to hear the orders are flooding in.
Here is a new picture for you in 3D!
Also the other spanners with sizes.
Let me know when you get some quantities and I'll get the ball rolling.
Paul
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This CAD stuff is great. All done with a few clicks of a mouse and the roll of the mouse!
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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby TheBrick » 18 Nov 2009, 5:12pm

Excellent work. I remeber trying to DIY something like this but was unable to get good accuracy.

Are people planning g on using this for the headset cup or lock nuct or one for each?