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Sphere removal tool

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I've used a few different methods for sphere removal over the years, but usually ended up using a chain wrench. Managed to break mine ona particularly stubborn sphere recently though, so when this came up on Leboncoin last week I thought I'd give it a go. Seller used to work for Citroen in their hydraulics research department in the seventies, and this was made for him by, 'an old bloke in the workshop'.

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It's brilliant! Tweaked the rear spheres off the white one (they've been on there ten years at least) with no effort at all.
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Now I like that! Shouldn't be too difficult to copy if you play with metal, either.
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Nice bit of kit, a good find. Well done.

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Chuffed with it - it's really nicely made too. The inside of the ring is knurled for better grip, otherwise as Mike says, should be pretty easy to copy.
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Nice piece of kit.
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