Looking for a special wrench or socket?

gillozMarch 26, 2011

I have this fastener that screws on to a 1/2" spindle on an exercise bike that holds the bearings in place for the pedal crank wheel. This fastener looks like a washer, but to install it, I need a tool that has two blades, like a blade screwdriver, at opposite sides that fit the slots on this fastener. It's round with these side way slots at the 9 and 3 o'clock position. This fastener screws on to the spindle to hold the bearings in place. Seems like iI need a long socket wrench with two blades about 35mm apart from each other to fit the slots on the fastener. I hope I have describe the tool I am looking for. Kind of like a spanner wrench, but with slotted blades rather than pins. Any help would be appreciated.

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I have an item come into my shop occaisionally that needs a socket type tool with two pins on it and my best removal method is a 1/8" Snapon punch and a 12 oz hammer tapping in one hole and kind of rotating the nut around.
In your case the piece sounds like it's recessed too far for that so maybe you can adapt one of the tools shown at http://www.amazon.com/Actron-CP5023-Antenna-Wrench-Socket/dp/B003IOIQ1U by grinding off two of the lugs on whichever socket fits. If the wrench tool would work they sell that piece separate at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dautomotive&field-keywords=Antenna+Wrench+&x=25&y=24

    Bookmark   March 27, 2011 at 1:54PM
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Thanks stevemonroe for your response. I found the tool from Park Tools that is for this specific fastener, but it has been discontinued. I guess I will have to use the same method to install this as I removed it. Thanks anyway.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2011 at 10:05AM
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