Earlier this week we posted a visual “old tools” quiz here on our blog – we had many responses, but here are the official answers from our head Spin Doctor, Gaynor. So how did you do?
VAR 17 Spoke Nippers cut spoke ends that extend beyond the head of the nipple.
Replacement ends for the VAR 370 headset race remover.
Crank remover for cranks with stripped dust cap threads.
Chain pliers. Cradle on the left holds chain & the pin on the right pushes the rivet out.
Pliers for holding direct pull spokes (it keeps them from turning).
VAR freewheel vise.
VAR, Campy and Shimano fork crown race removers. These grip the race from below the fork crown, and are then struck with a hammer to remove.
Alignment gauge for machined frame alignment table.