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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 01-26-06, 07:51 PM   #1
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Do you carry wrenches?

For those of you that donít have quick releases on your wheels, do you have to carry two big wrenches to pop off the wheel in case you have to repair a flat? Where do you stash those wrenches?
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Old 01-26-06, 07:53 PM   #2
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yes, in my bag, fixed gear or track hubs don't come in quick release do they?
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One wrench is all you need. Yeah, I carry at all times.
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Old 01-26-06, 07:57 PM   #4
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Why on earth would you need two wrenches? I carry a multitool and a 15mm box wrench. Throw a spare tube in there and a road-rash-centric first aid kit and I'm set. I also usually have a little joint in my bag too in case I wipe out and need something to sedate me a little
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now that i have phils i don't need a wrench anymore, but before i did carry
a 15mm wrench.
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Old 01-26-06, 07:59 PM   #6
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hi travsi!
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I always carry spare tubes, CO2 cartridges & inflation device, Presta / Schrader adapter, 15mm wrench, Spoke wrench, Cargo straps for big stuff that won't fit in my bag, a cheap set of allen wrenches that I don't care if I lose / break, a cell phone / radio to call for and snacks.

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I bought a set of mini metric wrenches at the environment-hating Menards for $3 and change. It included a 14 / 15 mm open ended wrench, about 6" long. Perfect for my Suzue Jr. hubs.
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15mm wrench + two hex wrenches
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I have a full size heavy ass adjustable in my bag. I'm just to lazy to go buy a 15mm
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Old 01-26-06, 08:16 PM   #11
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an adjustable wrench makes it a whole lot easier to strip the sides of your nuts and in total i carry a 15mm and 14mm(seatpost) wrench, tire levers, a spare tube, an a multitool, i never thought about it but i don't carry anything to inflate the spare tube, i probably should, luckily i've never flatted
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Old 01-26-06, 08:36 PM   #12
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Yeah, I carry one in my bag at all times, It's not that big/heavy compaired to a lot of stuff that I carry.
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Old 01-26-06, 08:40 PM   #13
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I'm not a messenger, but I carry bunches of tools in my camelback when I ride. You can rarely be over prepared
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I carry one wrench. It fits in my seat bag and works for 14mm and 15mm nuts.

14 x 15 wrench

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i carry one of these. there was an old thread where someone recommended it. works great. i keep it in my bag, with the usual- tube, CO2 cartridges, tire levers, multi-hex tool. and YES, you can get plenty of leverage to remove track nuts with it.
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Old 01-26-06, 09:12 PM   #16
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i only ride track bikes with quick releases
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I usually carry a small adjustable wrench or ratchet now after a spat of annoying incidents requiring me to walk home because my dropouts are screwed up and the wheel slipped off-axis.
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Old 01-26-06, 09:19 PM   #18
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I JB Welded the axle to the dropouts to work around the problem of stripped threads.
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Go with one, two, or more. Whatever works for you. I just ride with I carry.
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I carry a 15mm wrench that I hacksawed shorter to fit into my small seatbag.
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Oh man... there is this sears ratcheting box wrench that is 14/15 and each side protrudes out, so they are basically like sockets. I was about to buy one to use for my front/rear hubs, seat binder bolt, crank bolts etc... but it was like 25 bucks! I still regret not picking it up as I havnt seen it since.
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Old 01-26-06, 09:43 PM   #22
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not as often as I should
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Old 01-26-06, 09:43 PM   #23
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15mm wrench, patch kit, and a cheapo multi-tool. i ride armadillos, so no flats for me. seriously, i haven't had a flat in 9 months.
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i have one of the coolest tools ever made and the only one i've ever seen is the one i bought at this shop near me. it's called a fish and i think it's made by Axis (if i remember correctly, it's a bmx tool but it's basically a fish skeleton and the mouth and tail are for the headset/bottom bracket, the spines on one side are metric wrench sizes and the other side standard, the eye is for a quill stem bolt..it beats a*s!
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I carry a 15mm wrench that I hacksawed shorter to fit into my small seatbag.
Great idea! For me it's all about how much crap I can jam into my seatbag.
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