Originally Posted by HillRider
The most common size for nutted hubs was 15 mm. If your Schwinn s SAE and 9/16", a 14 mm is a close match.
You say you're a mechanic. Don't you have even a set of wrenches around? Why would you even consider the quality of tools Harbor Freight sells?
Thanks, I ended up just measuring it. I just moved and wasn't able to find a ruler or anything when I made the post.
I'm actually only a mechanic temporarily, but I have enjoyed working on cars for business and pleasure for nearly all 21 years of my life. I'm actually in school to be a teacher, should be starting next fall.
I'm sure I have wrenches SOMEWHERE here, but I doubt it.
I have a rolling multi-drawer toolbox with a large set of Snap-On tools and air tools that I leave at the shop in the garage. I also have a smaller box with a secondary set of Snap-On wrenches and sockets in commonly used sizes, along with a few other things (mallet, etc etc). It can be carried by hand and I use it for going around the property where vehicles are parked all over (we generally only have 1 or 2 vehicles that we are restoring in the garage. The others are either for parts or future restoring, etc - its nice to have a toolbox that can easily be carried to them. I had been keeping that toolbox in my truck, but I decided to leave it at the shop as well.
There's nothing wrong with Harbor Freight tools, many are cheap as **** and break easily if you're using them everyday. However, if I'm going to buy a wrench to throw in my bag to take a nut off when/if I get a flat (this was the first on this bike in 1.5+ years)... I'd rather buy a $0.99 wrench than a $14 one. The beauty of Snap-On/Mac/Similar tools is that if I have to get at a tough area and its getting desperate I can throw a torch at a wrench, bend it to my needs, use and get it replaced within an hour or two for free.
Thanks for your concern about my choice of tools, though.