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Old 09-06-22, 01:06 AM
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Cool bonus.

Nice tool that came with a recent bike purchase.

Stronglight specific crank puller with a nut that can be driven by a screwdriver shaft.
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So where's the bike that came with the tool purchase you told your wife about?
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Old 09-06-22, 01:23 AM
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So where's the bike that came with the tool purchase you told your wife about?
I'm not married and my gf went with me to pick it up.... I'll post pics eventually but it's a not very original motobecane le champion.
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
Nice tool that came with a recent bike purchase.

Stronglight specific crank puller with a nut that can be driven by a screwdriver shaft.
That nut also has the slot tool for dust cap removal as well, even cooler yet.

It may have come with the small plain steel handle too.
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Neet!

Funny, I have the bottom half of that tool that was in a box of bike parts I got from my dad. Didn’t know what it was (until now)
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I always like it when there are a few "extras/discoveries" that are thrown in with a purchase.....Pics of the bike or as they say it did......
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That is the tool that I used to have that I cannot find any more. Perhaps I sold it along with my bike that had the Stronglight crank. I keep expecting it to turn up one of these days.

That tool is great because you know it fits perfectly.
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Ha! went to take a picture with the handle and mine is missing too! It will show up eventually or not.
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Well I can't find the handle at all but the whole thing works well with a 16mm socket.

Not very original but the frame is in terrific shape.

Goes well with LPs.
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I still kick myself - I had TWO of these in the original Stronglight paper wrapper, purchased new from Bicycle Classics c.1998 - one of them went in an excessive fit of generosity when I parted with a '74 PX-10LE fitted with an alloy-railed Ideale 90 (!!!) that was worth more than the whole bike itself. Fortunately, I still have the other with its original straight steel handle, and I think the original wrapper is in a box with some other papers ... maybe next week I can see if I can find it ...

Seriously, GOOD SCORE!
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Ah, something else by which to remember my wife... we bought her a '75-ish Raleigh Gran(d?) Sport(s?) with a Stronglight 93 back in about '84. That's the bike she rode with me 500 miles around Ireland in '85; for some reason the BB kept requiring adjustment. Bought that ^^^^ very tool at the combination pub / bike shop in "downtown" Castleisland. Still have it after several moves; I think I could even locate the handle. Thanks for tne memory, man.
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Ah, something else by which to remember my wife... we bought her a '75-ish Raleigh Gran(d?) Sport(s?) with a Stronglight 93 back in about '84. That's the bike she rode with me 500 miles around Ireland in '85; for some reason the BB kept requiring adjustment. Bought that ^^^^ very tool at the combination pub / bike shop in "downtown" Castleisland. Still have it after several moves; I think I could even locate the handle. Thanks for tne memory, man.
Wish I had the handle!
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Very nice Le Champion!
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The tool came with a steel rod that you insert into the hole on the remover as handles to turn it......
I never see that rod included when I see 5hese removers for sale......
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Ha! went to take a picture with the handle and mine is missing too! It will show up eventually or not.
Originally Posted by rustystrings61 View Post
I still kick myself - I had TWO of these in the original Stronglight paper wrapper, purchased new from Bicycle Classics c.1998 - one of them went in an excessive fit of generosity when I parted with a '74 PX-10LE fitted with an alloy-railed Ideale 90 (!!!) that was worth more than the whole bike itself. Fortunately, I still have the other with its original straight steel handle, and I think the original wrapper is in a box with some other papers ... maybe next week I can see if I can find it ...

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Ah, something else by which to remember my wife... we bought her a '75-ish Raleigh Gran(d?) Sport(s?) with a Stronglight 93 back in about '84. That's the bike she rode with me 500 miles around Ireland in '85; for some reason the BB kept requiring adjustment. Bought that ^^^^ very tool at the combination pub / bike shop in "downtown" Castleisland. Still have it after several moves; I think I could even locate the handle. Thanks for tne memory, man.
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Wish I had the handle!
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The tool came with a steel rod that you insert into the hole on the remover as handles to turn it......
I never see that rod included when I see 5hese removers for sale......
But is it a "simple steel rod?"

It's deliberately slightly tapered at each end, and fits perfectly into the dust cap removal bit to, I am guessing here, pop off the dust cap, or maybe apply central pressure while reseating it? I don't really know. However, it does fit that hole precisely and is loose in the hole where it is used as a crosspiece. And it only goes in that hole as deeply as the prongs extend.





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Very nice Le Champion. I own two Motos, a Grand Record and a Grand Jubile' and love them both. Fantastic rides.
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Very nice Le Champion. I own two Motos, a Grand Record and a Grand Jubile' and love them both. Fantastic rides.
They are rockin rides. My grand record is my main ride right now.
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
Wish I had the handle!
Here's a Japan version, thought I had 2-3 handles but no, just this one.

This handle is 7.25 mm and has little pinch stops to keep it in the socket.

A 6 mm allen seems to work just fine.

Obviously plenty of workarounds and I haven't used this setup much but it could go on the bike for longer rides that would be really harpooned for not having it with.




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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
That's the bike she rode with me 500 miles around Ireland in '85; for some reason the BB kept requiring adjustment.
Now that the memories are brought back. When I first put the Stronglight crank on the bike, I only had that tool above with the included steel rod handle. The handle was no more than 5 or so inches long. I couldn't get enough torque on it to tighten the bolt enough to eliminate some creaking when pedaling. I would tighten it up again and the creaking would go away for a while. I think I finally tightened it with a beefy Philips screwdriver. I kept the tool including the handle in my under seat bag, just because of the initial problems.

If I remember correctly, a normal socket doesn't fit into the hole to engage the bolt head, making this tool even more valuable or is it that 16mm sockets are not common. I think it would be a good idea to get a steel rod that fits the tool and keep it your tool kit at home that is longer than the original so that you can get that crank retention bolt good and tight. Then take the remainder of the rod and make another handle that is as long as you think you need to do on the road repairs if you are touring or going further. Although, that may be flawed logic because if you tightened the bolt with a 12" long rod, you are going to need, at least 12" to be able to remove the bolt.
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Here's a Japan version, thought I had 2-3 handles but no, just this one.

This handle is 7.25 mm and has little pinch stops to keep it in the socket.

A 6 mm allen seems to work just fine.

Obviously plenty of workarounds and I haven't used this setup much but it could go on the bike for longer rides that would be really harpooned for not having it with.




I always a have a 6 mm with me so maybe this could go in the tool kit!
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Originally Posted by Velo Mule View Post
Now that the memories are brought back. When I first put the Stronglight crank on the bike, I only had that tool above with the included steel rod handle. The handle was no more than 5 or so inches long. I couldn't get enough torque on it to tighten the bolt enough to eliminate some creaking when pedaling. I would tighten it up again and the creaking would go away for a while. I think I finally tightened it with a beefy Philips screwdriver. I kept the tool including the handle in my under seat bag, just because of the initial problems.

If I remember correctly, a normal socket doesn't fit into the hole to engage the bolt head, making this tool even more valuable or is it that 16mm sockets are not common. I think it would be a good idea to get a steel rod that fits the tool and keep it your tool kit at home that is longer than the original so that you can get that crank retention bolt good and tight. Then take the remainder of the rod and make another handle that is as long as you think you need to do on the road repairs if you are touring or going further. Although, that may be flawed logic because if you tightened the bolt with a 12" long rod, you are going to need, at least 12" to be able to remove the bolt.
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I always a have a 6 mm with me so maybe this could go in the tool kit!
A short piece of stout tubing for a cheater could be carried along and applied as well.
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the combination pub / bike shop
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
That nut also has the slot tool for dust cap removal as well, even cooler yet.

It may have come with the small plain steel handle too.
yes it did, cause mine has that and is otherwise identical, I believe this was a "tourist" tool you could pack along, but it's sturdy enough for shop use (by non-gorillas).
When I get around to it I'll snap a pic of that handle, IIRC it did have some nubs or something to trap it in the hole but haven't used it for long enough that I don't recall.
It is short, which prevents "over-torque-ing"

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Rod's bent.
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