Re: [CR] chasing one's tail

Example: Production Builders:Peugeot:PX-10LE
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2010 10:31:06 -0500
From: "John Thompson" <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
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Subject: Re: [CR] chasing one's tail

On 07/17/2010 01:33 AM, john strizek wrote:
> Yes it may be true that a Campagnolo axle can be used as a thread
> chaser. I n fact obtaining an axle may be more costly than the few
> dollars for a proper tap to do the job properly.

Although this may generally be true, finding a true 10mm x 26tpi tap for the derailleur hanger may be a bit of a stretch. At least I've never seen one. 10mm x 1.0mm are abundant and inexpensive.
> I am fortunate that I have a VAR tap for old style Stronglight
> threading. I obtained it from Tom Hayes at fair cost. That has been a
> lifesaver more than once. Buggered "pulling" threads have been a
> problem since the protective caps became out of fashion.

Is this the VAR #23?

I have one but haven't yet had the need to use it. Did you find it "bottomed" properly? It looks more like a plug tap than a bottoming tap to me.


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA