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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 04-22-07, 04:51 PM   #1
GeraldChan
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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
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Old 01-14-10, 01:15 PM   #2
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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.
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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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