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Is there an actual tool for . . .superdog
Feb 22, 2003 10:42 AM
removing Shimano self extracting crank bolts? I'm talking about the bolts that have two dimples in them. I'm not even sure you can call them bolts but I could imagine the tool must look like a two pronged fork. I currently use a small allen wrench to spin the "bold" on and off but it certianly does not give me much leverage.
Yes there is . . .TFerguson
Feb 22, 2003 12:22 PM
See TL-FC20 on though I have never seen one for sale except on Ebay.
Park pin wrenchSpoke Wrench
Feb 22, 2003 1:09 PM
Looks like a bent clothes hanger. I think the Park part number is SPA-2C. Probably about a $7.50 item.
Park pin wrenchfeathers mcgraw
Feb 22, 2003 3:39 PM
Great idea! I'm going to make one for myself.
re: Is there an actual tool for . . .samcat
Feb 23, 2003 9:01 AM
I assume that you are talking about the dustcap...

There are a couple of tools that will work: a red Park pin spanner and the tool that Shimano includes (free) with All two pin dustcap self extracting cranksets. The Shimano tool is black and has a chainring nut tool at one end and the dustcap tool at the other. Your LBS should have given one to you when you bought your bike.

Some stores sell them for about 5 bucks...

piece of wood with two cut-off nails driven through nmDougSloan
Feb 23, 2003 9:21 AM
I thought I was the only person in the world who did that! nmUncle Tim
Feb 23, 2003 5:34 PM
it actually works better than a bought toolDougSloan
Feb 24, 2003 7:43 AM
Keep the nail head protrusions short, just long enough to insert into the holes, and the lever short enough to clear the pedals. Works perfectly.
Here it is.........davet
Feb 24, 2003 8:19 AM
Enlarged view of SPA-2

The SPA-2 is a small pin spanner that will fit crank arm dust caps and the one-key release system retaining rings, as seen above. The SPA-2 also fit the bearing cone of freewheels.

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