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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby Mick F » 17 Dec 2013, 3:17pm

Sorry. No.
My mate has become rather busy busy of late, and I have a couple of jobs I've left with him but it's been months ................
I don't like to hound him, and I'm seeing less and less of him sadly. :oops:
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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby drossall » 17 Dec 2013, 10:47pm

FWIW, I got some of these as an impulse buy some time ago, for my Topeak Power 16 multi-tool.
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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby Philip Benstead » 20 Dec 2013, 9:05am

drossall wrote:FWIW, I got some of these as an impulse buy some time ago, for my Topeak Power 16 multi-tool.


I am unable to find these on the web

I am looking for set of headset spanner of different size

Does anybody know where I can get some?
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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby drossall » 20 Dec 2013, 4:27pm

Not sure they are available any more, and without the Power 16 tool, or similar, they are useless anyway. The early part of the thread was showing various designs, and I mentioned them only to add to that. I think mine were on clearance at SJS or somewhere.

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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby yostumpy » 20 Dec 2013, 7:27pm

managed to get a nOS stronglight one for £6.50 posted :)

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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby 531colin » 20 Dec 2013, 11:08pm

I have some cone spanners that say they are laser cut......could your local laser cutter make headset spanners?

....perhaps I should always google before posting.....this is just one thing that came up....http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/121237596368?lpid=83&device=c&adtype=pla&crdt=0&ff3=1&ff11=ICEP3.0.0&ff12=67&ff13=80&ff14=83

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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby Mick F » 21 Dec 2013, 8:19am

531colin wrote:I have some cone spanners that say they are laser cut......could your local laser cutter make headset spanners?
Yes, that's what my mate is involved with.

Go back to the start of this thread.
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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby 531colin » 21 Dec 2013, 8:57am

I'll pass, thanks, Mick, my headset adjusts with a couple of allen keys.... :lol:

Its just that in connection with this project http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=57027&hilit=+skinflints I breezed into my local laser and water-jet cutting places, and they couldn't be more helpful. I'm sure that's all anybody would need to do if they wanted anything made.
Water-jet cutting.....quite scary, really...http://www.yorkshireprofiles.co.uk/waterjet-cutting/

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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby Mick F » 22 Dec 2013, 9:33am

531colin wrote:I'll pass, thanks, Mick, my headset adjusts with a couple of allen keys.... :lol:
Excellent system!
My hubs are like that, and I wish the headset was too.
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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby fenderbender » 25 Oct 2015, 10:04am

Mick F wrote:
Tako wrote:
Mick F wrote:Basically, it's just an idea with dimensions, a quick twiddle with CAD, an email, and spanners come through the post! I'll start a new thread (pun!) in a few days/next week ..... after I ask nicely.


It might be basic but it's ruddy clever! I want one!
I have both Campag and Shimano threaded headsets, both modern standard locknut sizing.
if other forum members are interested, maybe set up a group buy?


Mick F wrote:I emailed my mate, and his reply:
Spanners can be replicated without trouble. I think I still have the drawing somewhere, if not we can soon rustle up another.


So things can be arranged!


Anyone want one of these?

Stainless steel headset spanner, cut with laser.

PM me with jaw width etc.
Octagonal/hexagonal?

Spanner.jpg


I realise this subject should be in For Sale or somewhere, but it needs discussion IMO, perhaps there's other tools that people want made from flat SS that can be laser cut from a plate. Just ask and it may be able to be done. So long as it's simple and doesn't require machining.


Long time touring cyclist here and all my old bikes seem to have 1" threaded headsets.
But I've some how lost my Park RW-1 wrench so if you or anyone here have some compact wrenches for sale please let me know!
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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby Mick F » 25 Oct 2015, 11:29am

Sorry, but my source has dried up.
He's finished at that job now and moved onto steam locomotives at Buckfastleigh. Not conducive to bicycle engineering. :lol:
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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby fenderbender » 14 Nov 2015, 3:26pm

Mick F wrote:Sorry, but my source has dried up.
He's finished at that job now and moved onto steam locomotives at Buckfastleigh. Not conducive to bicycle engineering. :lol:


Thank's for your reply!
Not sure how it happened but I found both a used Park wrench and a Cool Tool original multitool in another forum.
Lots nostalgia as I used to carry a Cool Tool when I worked as a bike courier in the early 90's.
It then dawned on me, there was a series of add-on tools made and now managed to source a nos 32mm wrench. :P
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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby Sweep » 4 May 2019, 8:52am

Mick F wrote:Sorry, but my source has dried up.
He's finished at that job now and moved onto steam locomotives at Buckfastleigh. Not conducive to bicycle engineering. :lol:


Wish I'd appreciated what this thread was all about when I first saw it.

For now I am looking for such a thing.

Lucky folks who got one of Mick F's jewels I think.
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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby gaz » 4 May 2019, 9:19am

fenderbender wrote:I used to carry a Cool Tool ... and now managed to source a nos 32mm wrench. :P

https://www.ison-distribution.com/engli ... t=2CLTLH36
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Re: Lightweight headset spanners

Postby Sweep » 4 May 2019, 9:30am

gaz wrote:
fenderbender wrote:I used to carry a Cool Tool ... and now managed to source a nos 32mm wrench. :P

https://www.ison-distribution.com/engli ... t=2CLTLH36



Just this very second ordered one gaz :)

I was going to send a PM to fenderbender asking how effective it is but I see that he hasn't been around for a long time.

Do folks think I need to carry another spanner to tighten the locknut?

From my home fumblings I have the idea that tightening the locknut can further tighten the bearing cup if you don't secure it.
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