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ant1 - 06/10/13 - 9:29am

old campy seatpost adjuster. if you wanted to add or remove setback on a post, you’d use that thing to bend up forward or back. can’t do that with the new fancy carbon posts.

Dockboy - 06/10/13 - 9:29am

Park Tool steerer straightener. Perfect to salvage your carbon fork.

EJ - 06/10/13 - 9:30am

Used to straighten a steel or ti frame….

dogboy - 06/10/13 - 9:31am

Crank arm straightener.

robert - 06/10/13 - 9:32am

That’s the frame be good lever.

zman - 06/10/13 - 9:47am

park tool customer straightener

dougie - 06/10/13 - 9:47am

certainly a variety of leverage enhancing tool. “huffy” tool

Stephen - 06/10/13 - 9:51am

Straighten a bent fork (steel of course)

Shawn - 06/10/13 - 9:58am

Park Tool fork leg straightener

rich lather - 06/10/13 - 10:06am

fork rake adjusting tool. from the days of steel forks

Shredder - 06/10/13 - 10:07am

That’s actually a fork leg straightener. Used that bad boy many times back in the fork bending, pre-suspension early 90′s

Rogue Asset - 06/10/13 - 10:09am

“The Persuader”

NASH - 06/10/13 - 10:10am

Carrot Peeler

Shawn - 06/10/13 - 10:48am

Lacrosse Stick or Bike Polo Mallet :)

mike - 06/10/13 - 10:53am

It’s not a part its a Tool! Great for aligning/bending many different things. Not just bike parts

hayden - 06/10/13 - 11:18am

If I remember right its a FFS-1 frame and fork straightener.

MLD - 06/10/13 - 11:40am

That is the Park Crank arm straightener. The frame and fork straightener had a curved, serrated section for locating the pulling hook. Properly used, the crank arm straightener salvaged a lot of Astabula cranks. Improperly used, I watched a mechanic break the crankshaft when he tried to straighten the crank on a Garelli moped…

ds690 - 06/10/13 - 11:55am

Is there anyone who gets these Campy seatpost jokes or thinks they are funny?

uglyyeti - 06/10/13 - 12:12pm

I enjoy the ole campy seatpost bit, but I guess campy humor just isn’t for everyone.

Fatboy - 06/10/13 - 12:40pm

I for one welcome the new Campy seatpost overlords

biketiger - 06/10/13 - 12:46pm

Park FAG-1 (not a joke)

Stephen - 06/10/13 - 1:16pm

Its a Park Eyelash curler!! If you remember back in the 80′s women were getting into the bike mechanic biz, and they need to look pretty!!

The Campy seatpost stuff is funny.

Raouligan - 06/10/13 - 2:27pm

To be honest the Campy seatpost comments are the only reason I read these things

JitteryWheel - 06/10/13 - 2:43pm

That is a Klingon War tool as Calvin at Park used to call it when he was at Barnett Bicycle Institute and I took classes from him.

Roguewrench - 06/10/13 - 4:23pm

Yup that Park Tool crankarm straightener. I have one in my shop and use it for bending some odd shaped tubes on on the frames I build.

mudrock - 06/10/13 - 11:16pm

Why would anyone think this is a crankarm straightener? Would you attempt to straighten an aluminum crankarm, and would you ride it even if you could? The only steel crankarms ever made were the old cottered variety, and they were solid steel! the odd boutique tiged cranks don’t count.

Your Face - 06/11/13 - 12:38am

I bent a ton of crap other than cranks with that tool.

And no, like the one guy mentioned, it is not for forks. He described that tool perfectly.

The one thing I have not bent with that tool is the unbendable campy post (The Chuck Norris of seatposts).

MS - 06/11/13 - 11:25am

mudrock wrote: “The only steel crankarms ever made were the old cottered variety, and they were solid steel!”
You’re forgetting the very common 1-piece Ashtabula steel cranks .
http://sheldonbrown.com/opc.html

Campy Seatpost - 06/12/13 - 3:12pm

Pulling the Old Campy Seatpost out of retirement… I started posting as campy seatpost about a year and a half ago, and went into retirement after their NAHBS coverage BRMMP post that was nothing but campy seatposts. I started this as a monday routine, I have a desk job and I work in the cycling industry, It plays more to the repetitiveness of internet meme culture than anything. I’m glad that there are people carrying on the tradition and enjoying it still.

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