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Old 05-29-07, 10:58 AM   #1
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where to get a 14mm socket?

im trying to remove the pedal axle, i have a 15mm socket and it won't fit and i tried a 13mm socket and it doesn't fit either, so im hope 14mm will do(either that or it will be 13.5mm or 14.5mm) where can i purchase a single socket?

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No! Go to a hardware store (Sears included) or an auto parts store.
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does anyone know if sears sells single sockets? or will they come in a set? cause i already have a set... it just doesn't have the one i need
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You can buy a single socket EVERYWHERE, including Sears!

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does anyone know if sears sells single sockets?
Oh, yes.
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Sears even has those Park Tool like T-Handle allen wrenches..you know, the ones with the allen in the side of the handle....very nice.
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so i can get the 14mm socket and the wrench for it.

will i need ANY more tools to remove the pedal shaft and take off the chain-ring?
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Old 05-29-07, 12:56 PM   #11
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so i can get the 14mm socket and the wrench for it.

will i need ANY more tools to remove the pedal shaft and take off the chain-ring?
By "pedal shaft" do you mean the "bottom-bracket spindle"? The pedal-axle is at the other end of the crankarm and you don't have to remove the crankarm to service the pedals.

Yeah, you'll need:

1. crank-puller
2. bottom-bracket lockring tool
3. bottom-bracket pin-tool
4. bottom-bracket fixed-cup tool
5. pedal-wrench if you want to remove pedals
6. 5mm allen-key and big screwdriver to remove chainrings from crank
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the 14mm socket i can pick up somewhere and the allen key i can probably get

i just want to remove 2 chain rings, how many more tools do i need and can i substitute either a hammer, wrench, or power drill for any of them
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Check you 'standard" socket set, may be it's an old English bike. Long shot but worth a try before you pay $5.99 for a single 14mm socket at Sears.

Speaking of buying tools, you might think about picked up a full metric set instead buying a single socket. may be you've been wanting some deep sockets. Often times Sears has some great deals going on socket and wrench sets that don't cost much more than paying individually for 2 or 3 pieces.

Check you local fleamarket too. Back when we were poor college kids, we used to buy Craftsman tools cheap at the fleamarket. $1 sockets, that kinda stuff. They might have looked rather beat up, but hey, Sears lifetime warranty don't care where you got it.

As for substitute tools, a gear puller will easily pull your crankarm off. It doesn't sound like that's necessary if all you want is to remove two chainrings. Wouldn't a hex or allen wrench be what you need for that?
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IF you have a 9/16" 6 point socket, that may do the job. Don't try using a 12 pt.
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If you just need one socket, go to a pawn shop. They probalby have a box of them for $0.50 each.
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does anyone know if sears sells single sockets? or will they come in a set? cause i already have a set... it just doesn't have the one i need
use your phone and call them.

That said, every hardware store IN THE WORLD, including Sears, sells single sockets.
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i just want to remove 2 chain rings

If you want to just remove your big chainrings, there's no need to remove the crank arm.
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use your phone and call them.

That said, every hardware store IN THE WORLD, including Sears, sells single sockets.
In 1995, I was in Bukkit Lawang, on the island of Sumatra, in Indonesia, when I happened into a hardware store that did not sell single sockets.

There. I said it and I feel better
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If you just need one socket, go to a pawn shop. They probalby have a box of them for $0.50 each.

That is a great place to pick up tools cheap. Try to buy name brand like Craftsman (Sears) then you can return them if they break. Snap-on would be better, but Craftsman is usually good enough for a home mechanic.
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That is a great place to pick up tools cheap. Try to buy name brand like Craftsman (Sears) then you can return them if they break. Snap-on would be better, but Craftsman is usually good enough for a home mechanic.
I find craftsman items easier to return. Its always a pain to try and track down the snap-on truck
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Just make sure you get a quality "thin wall" socket. A lot of the cheap (ie=Chinese) stuff has very thick walls, and often won't fit inside the assembly.
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That is a great place to pick up tools cheap. Try to buy name brand like Craftsman (Sears) then you can return them if they break. Snap-on would be better, but Craftsman is usually good enough for a home mechanic.
Snap-on is for pros and waaaay too expensive for the Sunday bike mechanic.
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In 1995, I was in Bukkit Lawang, on the island of Sumatra, in Indonesia, when I happened into a hardware store that did not sell single sockets.

There. I said it and I feel better
As the proprietor of said shop in 1995, I apologize to you dear customer. There was a run on the individual sockets the day prior and our shipment of replacements had not yet arrived from mainland Asia.
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As the proprietor of said shop in 1995, I apologize to you dear customer. There was a run on the individual sockets the day prior and our shipment of replacements had not yet arrived from mainland Asia.
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As the proprietor of said shop in 1995, I apologize to you dear customer. There was a run on the individual sockets the day prior and our shipment of replacements had not yet arrived from mainland Asia.
I thought you shop custom made individual sockets at the request of the customer?
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