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    road curmudgeon, FG rider GeraldChan's Avatar
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    Lost a 15mm nut off the front wheel today

    Yes it can happen! I lost one while riding my Waterford track bike on the road this AM. I tightened the remaining front nut with my Peanut wrench and was careful riding home, esp on the descents.
    So make sure to tighten or check yours before a ride as having a front wheel come off while riding can make for a bad day. Losing a rear one will leave you stranded but you won't crash.
    I am going to order 2 so as to have a spare which I will tape to my Campy wrench.
    I had to put on my clincher wheelset until the replacement nuts arrive.
    Be warned and be safe! Gerry
    1973 Nishiki Professional, steel, green/black, Campy NR FG conversion, Brooks Pro
    1991 Serotta Colorado II, steel, pearl white, full DA 8 spd STI, SI Flite
    2002 Waterford 1700 Track, steel, jet black, DA, Ultegra and Phil, SI Flite
    2006 Trek Madone 5.2, carbon fiber, blue, Ultegra and Bontrager, Fizik Arione

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    need 15mm nut

    I messed up both of my rear bike nuts on my ezip bike by using a cheap tire wrench. I would like to replace them but cannot find, possibly due to the pitch of the threads. Any help would be greatly appreciated. ed m.
    Quote Originally Posted by GeraldChan View Post
    Yes it can happen! I lost one while riding my Waterford track bike on the road this AM. I tightened the remaining front nut with my Peanut wrench and was careful riding home, esp on the descents.
    So make sure to tighten or check yours before a ride as having a front wheel come off while riding can make for a bad day. Losing a rear one will leave you stranded but you won't crash.
    I am going to order 2 so as to have a spare which I will tape to my Campy wrench.
    I had to put on my clincher wheelset until the replacement nuts arrive.
    Be warned and be safe! Gerry

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