Raleigh slotted bottom bracket/multi-tool
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Name: Raleigh slotted bottom bracket/multi-tool
Brand: Raleigh
Category: Multi-tool
Model: P964
Country: England
Years: 1930s onwards
Added By: Walkman-man on 03/25/15
Updated By: Walkman-man on 03/25/15
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This would appear to have been a very popular multi-tool, judging by the fact that a good number of them are still available on eBay etc. I've attached a 1930's Raleigh info sheet referring to the tool and others- it doesn't mention re applications for these tools, but what I have found is that its 17mm jaws are very well suited for working on slotted bottom bracket cups, due to the jaw's having a noticeably greater depth than any ordinary 17mm spanners I've come across, so allowing a reliable purchase on the long flats of these BBs. Nowadays, we have a specialised tool just for this purpose (Park Tools seem to make the only one out there), but, after searching for a long time(!), this Raleigh tool would appear to be the only thing resembling a reliable tool for this job, which is strange when considering that the slotted BBs must have been enormously more commonplace in this tool's era (and for many years after) than they are today!
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One of the most well known English bicycle brands, founded in 1888 and grew to be one of the true power houses of cycling.
 
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