With the help of a friend earlier this evening, I tapped the Park tool in a little and managed to get both bolts out. Whether or not I've damaged the crank threads will be known tomorrow.
But I've already ordered the Campy wrench from Sheldon.
Steve "can't have too many hand tools" Freides
Ed Braley wrote:
> The crank puller thread diameter shouldn't be variable, and the peanut
> butter wrench wall thick ness should not be a problem.
> Did someone put 16mm head Stronglight crank bolts in that thing?
> Ed Braley
> Falmouth, Maine
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bingham, Wayne R." <WBINGHAM@imf.org>
> To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 7:35 PM
> Subject: RE: [CR]Peanut Butter Wrench and Early SR Crank Bolts
> > Steve Freides wrote:
> > >It seems like the walls of the socket are just
> > >a little too thick
> > and Paulie Davis wrote:
> > >>I have had exactly this problem too. I have ordered Snap-On sockets,
> > tried
> > Sears too, and even bought the peanut butter wrench, all to no avail.<<
> > I got to thinking about this, since I couldn't recall it really being a
> > problem, particularly with Campy cranks. Not to get too anal about it,
> > I did a little quick measuring of the options I have in the shop and this
> > what I found:
> > Campy NR 3-in-diamond crank arm retainer-bolt opening = 20.7 mm
> > Craftsman 12 point 15 mm socket, outside diameter (OD) = 20.2 mm
> > Park CCW-4 double-ended 14/15 mm ratcheting box-end wrench, 15 mm end (OD)
> > 20.4 mm
> > Ofmega "peanut butter" wrench, 15 mm (OD) = 20.1 mm
> > So even in my limited research, I have three options that work.
> > Is this a common problem others have encountered? I seem to recall having
> > the problem with other cranksets, but not Campy. Is it possible that
> > could be that much difference from crank to crank?
> > Wayne Bingham
> > Cold Falls Church VA