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Pin spanner? #4755145
05/12/18 02:13 PM
05/12/18 02:13 PM
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buck91 Offline OP
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Anybody familiar with pin spanner wrenches? Example would be the park tools spa-1. I donít know what happened to mine, maybe it broke a long time ago, but they arenít needed much these days. Pretty much only when working on older bicycles. I posted here because itís a tool and Iím not sure but it may have wider use than just bikes.

Other than the industry standby of park tool, does anybody have a recommendation for this? Ideally Iíd like a shop quality tool which is adjustable to fit bottom brackets as well as freewheels... but that may be asking a lot.


2011 F150 4x4 5.0L
1996 Mustang GT 5spd/ragtop
Re: Pin spanner? [Re: buck91] #4755150
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Re: Pin spanner? [Re: buck91] #4755152
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Trav Offline
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High quality from Facom. This is Cheaper than Amazon which does not include pins.

https://www.ebay.com/p/Facom-Pin-Spanner-Wrench-Chrome-Vanadium-Steel-Fa-117-b/1709088604


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Re: Pin spanner? [Re: kc8adu] #4755422
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Ah but I was hoping... The pins are far too thick for my application. Looks like the application specific Park Tool units range between 2.2-2.9mm pin diameter.


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1996 Mustang GT 5spd/ragtop
Re: Pin spanner? [Re: buck91] #4755859
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Trav Offline
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The Facom has 6 double sided pins providing sizes 2.3mm - 8mm


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Re: Pin spanner? [Re: Trav] #4811736
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My search for a suitable toll with which to retract the brake piston on my sister's 2012 Mazda3 brought me to this two month old thread.

I was looking for the cheaper style "cube" but the old variety does not cover the "modern" Mazdas.

Where would you look.

Re: Pin spanner? [Re: Kira] #4811975
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Re: Pin spanner? [Re: Trav] #4812344
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Thanks

Re: Pin spanner? [Re: buck91] #4812417
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I have the set that Trav mentioned. Used it on my Mazda 3's rear brakes. It works fine. I think I paid like $50 though. $20 for the set seems like a great deal!


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