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Offline rickpaulos

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mystery folding hook tool and wrench
« on: April 09, 2017, 11:55:27 PM »
This came on a bike I bought.  No markings at all. The hex end is about 1/2". Same size as the seat post clamp bolt on that bike.  The hook end is too small to be for a bottom bracket lock ring. My guess is it was some one time tool supplied with some product that needed assembly.  Anybody recognize it?







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Offline bartcycle

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Re: mystery folding hook tool and wrench
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2017, 09:44:20 AM »
Would that fit a headset locknut?

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Re: mystery folding hook tool and wrench
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2017, 09:50:25 AM »
Basically it looks like a locking ring wrench for... whatever... and the specific hex opening on the other end is presumably for removing or at least adjusting the nut that you have freed via the tool on the opposite end.

I don't think it's a one-off assembly tool due to its folding capability, which costs a certain amount to engineer, so it looks like it has to fold up in order to fit into a small space like a bicycle tool bag, due to it possibly being needed for some kind of roadside adjustment or repair.

P.S. Was it a British bike?  :)
« Last Edit: April 10, 2017, 09:51:30 AM by acg_schwinn »

Offline rickpaulos

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Re: mystery folding hook tool and wrench
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2017, 12:25:56 PM »
Probably yes on fitting a headset.
It was tied to a Schwinn with a bit of cord.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2017, 12:26:41 PM by rickpaulos »
1950 Ace-1964 Traveler 3 speed-89 Circuit-78 Super Le Tour-Continental-Varsity-High Sierra-2001 Black Panther-60s Typhoonx2-BFK NIB-63 American
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64 Super Sport 21"-Speedster 3-Speedster 3-Hollywood-Caliente-more