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    Rear hub brgs question

    after having my new mongoose for a few weeks I noticed my rear wheel had a little side to side movement. Not a lot I mean maybe about 5 thousandths of play, but I figured this needs no play to be normal. I know you have to have special thin bike wrnches to tighten the rear hub bearings. My first question is where can I get the tools for hub bearing tightening and , for tightening the casset inner nut and lock nut?

    Next question is do you think this was a break in thing? I didnt notice any play back there when I firts got the bike, either the person that assembled it didnt tighten it enough, or it was snug and after a little ride time it loosened up a bit??? Do you think this will be a reaccuring thing?

    I dont have the proper wrenches to tighten it so what I did do was took the rear wheel off loosened the first nuts on each side and re-tightened them and that must have turned the inside nuts some what because it did take the play out of the bearings. But I really need to get the proper tools to do this the right way in the future im sure, can you buy these special bike tools online some place?

    Thanks for any help, advice, input, in advance!!
    TBB

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    For 1-2 wrench(es), why not just support your LBS? By the time you pay S&H, you'd probably pay more online, unless you order a bunch of other stuff.
    PARK makes 2 types of cone wrenched.
    The more expensive-
    http://www.parktool.com/products/det...18&item=SCW-15
    and less expensive-
    http://www.parktool.com/products/det...=18&item=DCW-2

    They come in other sizes. I have both types and they both do the job. I think they are something like $6 & $9????

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    I dont have a local bike shop, thanks for askin though and thanks for the links.

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    I have one more question, not having the proper wrenches to reach in there how do I know what size to get? And will they be the same size on both sides, or will I need two of the same sizes? I have an 08 mongoose status if this helps

    Also how to tell if I have a free wheel or a cassatte? I want to get the tool to tighten that as well for future maintanance but I dont want to get the wrong thing.
    Last edited by thebluesbox; 06-07-08 at 06:30 PM.

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