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    Axle problems.

    I bought some new tires online, so I've been taking my wheels off and getting ready to put the new tires on. Ive never taken apart my hub/axle so I thought I'd take them apart a grease everything. I took them apart and greased everything, but I'm having some trouble getting them back together.

    There is a double nut on the axle, so [inside of the hub] the bearings ride on one nut, and the other nut tightens down on the first one to keep it from moving. (obviously) I need somthing to hold the first nut while I tighten down the second nut. The problem is that a wrench is to fat to fit between the second nut and the hub. It's kindof hard to explain. Any ideas? Is there a special tool that is skinny enough to work?

    Thanks for any help.

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    You need a cone wrench, and you'll need to know the metric size (ex: 17mm) of the nut in question. http://www.parktool.com/tools/DCW_3.shtml - That one (or the DCW-4) will probably have the right size open-end; basically, a cone wrench is a very skiny open-end wrench.

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    You can purchase cone wrenches at your local bike shop. Bring your bike, or just your wheel and they will be able to tell you exactly which size cone wrench you need.

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    Cone Wrenches

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fly Bikes90
    Cone Wrenches

    Can you explain the purpose of that post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by queensrider86
    Can you explain the purpose of that post?


    He's just being an idiot.


    No one in this world can be perfect, therefore practice makes experienced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLyBOy
    He's just being an idiot.

    i'm aware

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    Quote Originally Posted by queensrider86
    i'm aware

    Oh I know that you knew, I was just saying that.


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