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Old 07-24-07, 07:53 AM   #1
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Looking for input on a new cone wrench design

Hello BikeForums members. I am a student at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and I am Industrial Design. My latest design project is to address the problems with current cone wrenches on the market and to create a new and improved one. What I was hoping to get on this forum was some feedback on cone wrenches, specifically, what makes them a succesful tool and what makes them flawed? Thanks in advance for your replies!
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Old 07-24-07, 08:05 AM   #2
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Hello surreal, you should ask this question in the Bicycle Mechanics forum--that's where the experts are .

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Cone wrenches have flaws?
I think that's the question! Do cone wrenches have flaws? Or just the wrenches who do the coning? Or the cones?

I'll stop before I get totally confused.

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As far as I'm concerned, it's the cones that are flawed. Design a bike with cones that have shoulders thick enough so a standard wrench would fit on them, and make sure it still fits on the wheel and make sure the wheel fits on the bike.
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Thanks a bunch for the replies. The class im currently taking is an ergonomics/human factors class pertaining to hand tools. I chose the cone wrench simply because my experience with it is that the metal wears, the handle is extremely uncomfortable and they are way to expensive for what they really are. Thanks again for all the replies, if there are anymore opinions id love to hear them!
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