New Tools Save Nuts, Destroy Lucrative Used Nut Market
April 17, 2012
I have been hoarding good condition used castellated nuts that retain the rear hub bearing on Vespas. I figured they won’t be made forever and every year many are destroyed forever with a hammer and a large screwdriver. This cache was part of my retirement strategy. Now Scooters Originali is offering a handsome tool that may dash my hopes of indoor plumbing throughout my golden years. At 59.99 it’s not cheap. But if you work on Vespa engines on a regular basis or know that you could be the star of your local club for having one to loan it’s not a bad price at all.
I now have two questions:
1) Are these nuts reverse threaded?
2) Will this increase or decrease the value of my stash of 6204 bearings?
A nod to Pistol Pete from Piston Ported for the nudge to spread the word.