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How To Make A Cheap & Easy Cotter Pin Press For Cottered Cranks

I show how to make a cotter pin press tool for cottered crankset removal from old bikes. This can be made for around $5. Park Tool used to make a cotter pin press (CR-2) to remove cranks, but they don’t any more. To make the press, I use wide throat top beam clamps that I …Read more »

Bike Tools – The Tools I Use To Repair/Update/Restore Bikes

I often get asked about my bike tools. People want to see them. Where do I get them. Can I recommend a set of bike tools. These are a lot of the tools that I use to repair, update, and restore bikes. It includes general purpose tools, vintage bicycle tools, homemade tools, etc.

How To Repair A Craftsman Ratchet Wrench

I show how to fix a Craftsman ratchet wrench that is slipping or not working very well. Most often the problem is that the grease inside the wrench is old and dirty. I show how to disassemble, clean, lube and reassemble the wrench to make it work again. My wrench in the video is a …Read more »

How To Repair Damaged Crank Arm Threads

The bike I have been working on had damaged threads on one of the crank arms, making it difficult to remove. It seems like maybe they had been cross-threaded at some point. I bought a crank arm thread chaser tool from Bicycle Research Tools (TC-8) and used it to fix the threads in the crank …Read more »

SK Wayne 3870 Swivel Roto Head Ratchet Wrench Clean/Lube

I disassemble, clean, lubricate and re-assemble an S-K Wayne 3870 Swivel Rotational Head Ratchet Wrench. If the wrench is not working well, it can often be repaired by cleaning and lubrication.