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Old 09-14-05, 09:40 AM   #1
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Where can i buy a 15mm wrench in NYC?

Having a hell of a time getting my hands on a plain old 15mm wrench. All the hardware stores I've hit have sets that only go up to 14mm (and i don't really want to buy a set if i can avoid it). Anyone know someplace i can get one for sure?
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Old 09-14-05, 09:45 AM   #2
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yea was thinking a pep boys would have it. cheers
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[A Team]

Okay, we meet at Niagara Falls. I'll be on the Maiden of the Mist w/ a pink Campy cycling hat on, you spot me with one of the tourist ground-mounted telescopes. Upon spotting me send up a pink signal flare, at which point I'll launch the wrench over to your side of the falls with one of those massive two-person slingshots.

This ****'s foolproof.

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What about that "Abe's 24-hour House of Wrenches" on 37th?
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Old 09-14-05, 09:52 AM   #6
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any SEARs in NYC? They sell individuals.

Worse case, get a small crescent.
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Old 09-14-05, 09:57 AM   #7
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[A Team]

Okay, we meet at Niagara Falls. I'll be on the Maiden of the Mist w/ a pink Campy cycling hat on, you spot me with one of the tourist ground-mounted telescopes. Upon spotting me send up a pink signal flare, at which point I'll launch the wrench over to your side of the falls with one of those massive two-person slingshots.

This ****'s foolproof.

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Old 09-14-05, 10:19 AM   #8
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Chinatown, I'm told
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Old 09-14-05, 10:25 AM   #9
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Chinatown, I'm told
there's a hardware store on broome, just east of broadway... can't remember the name, but they had 'em a couple of years ago for around $5. mine still works.
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yeah next to the staples right? i live right there, i'll drop i on the way home. cheers. was trying to avoid using an adjustable if poss
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yeah next to the staples right?
that's the one. lemme know if they still have some; i could use a spare.
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Old 09-14-05, 10:36 AM   #12
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will do. gonna head over there now in fact
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you guys have pawn shops in NYC?
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Old 09-14-05, 12:39 PM   #14
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yes, why?
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Eddie. I got my 15mm wrench at this little hardware store behind our tattoo shop on canal street.

they are all curved wrenches and you get like 5 different ones for less then 10 bucks.
I love em..
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Either of the shops on Canal across from OLD Pearl Paint (just south of B way) & next to the big plastics store should have them too.

re: thechamp: yeah, there are pawn shops in NYC and everyone of them have old track bikes for real cheap.... they just hide them until the NYU kids go home
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which is your tattoo shop, yfg?
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YFG, have you guys ever done a barcode tattoo that actually scans? I need one!
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any SEARs in NYC? They sell individuals.

Worse case, get a small crescent.
Sears also sells a stubby that nice and short for $8.50:

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Old 09-14-05, 04:08 PM   #21
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Get a pedal wrench! They're 15mm, and you can use it on your pedals too.
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Old 09-14-05, 05:40 PM   #22
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You can also get a Surly Jethro Tule. It has 15mm wrench on one side, and beer opener on the other side. The handle is small and curves away from the tire. It's cool, but a bit pricy (like $25)
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Old 09-14-05, 06:05 PM   #23
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what about home depot in chelsea or those small hardware stores around the village. there's one on university and 14th i think and one on 8th by broadway. i found mine in the small hardware stores.
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I bought mine at 9th ave between 47 and 48 street. Try to get one with a closed end so there's less chance of stripping the nut.
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Pedro's pedal wrench, like $7.

Or go to Sears, you can get individual wrenches, whoohoo Craftsman.
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