On Sat, 8 Mar 2008 09:42:41 -0800 (PST), Father Haskell
If the bike shop still has the decent sized versions and can actually
find them. They don't get used much these days. <G>
The "bent wire" versions might not work as well as the stamped / cast
versions on a table saw arbor.
I work in a bike shop that's been a "Bicycle Retailer Top 100" shop
for five years, and in nine years, I have never seen a bottom bracket
that used a pin spanner get adjusted or repaired. Everything I've
seen, that we actually repaired, used either a toothed socket that
fits inside the BB or a toothed semi-circle wrench that goes around
Some of the late'90's GT I-Drive full suspension mountain bikes had a
funky frame part that needed a pin spanner, but we never actually
disassembled the part. We use tiny spanners on a regular basis, for
Shimano crank arm caps and suspension parts.