Vintage 3 Speed English Bicycles


L’il Demon

An overnight soaking yielded no results on the stuck cotter pin. An hour of concentrated drilling and hammering finally got it out with minimal damage to the crank. Most of these pins come out like butter but every once in a while you come across a demon….

Who’s the boss now?



3 responses

  1. Sean

    I have a few I kept as weird memorys. since I get Raleighs almost every week I say hello to many cotter pins

    May 29, 2016 at 11:58 am

  2. Baz Smith

    Omg there are some that never budge. I pulled one on a Dawes tens peed that needed a solid 30 pound wood block under the pedal. To act as the Bench under the crank arm. We drilled the pin hole in the stump and sat the whole bike on the pin in the hole

    May 29, 2016 at 3:29 pm

  3. Timothy A Baker

    Guy on You tube shows how to make home made cotter pin tool. I made 2. Works like a champ…

    May 29, 2016 at 3:56 pm

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