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Old 08-18-14, 01:53 PM   #1
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Question about a replacing a nut/washer

Long story short - I replaced my girlfriends tires and I didn't bolt the right nut/washer tight enough and it fell off mid ride - I now have no idea where I could find a replacement.

Without taking it into a bikeshop, anything else i can do?

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PS - It was a nut with a built in washer.

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Old 08-18-14, 02:13 PM   #2
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Measure the axle to see if it is 9 or 10mm in diameter. Order appropriate track nuts online.
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Old 08-18-14, 07:31 PM   #3
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Measure the axle to see if it is 9 or 10mm in diameter. Order appropriate track nuts online.
Or , if you don't trust yourself with a ruler or calipers, just order both sizes. How expensive can it be?
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If it's the rear wheel, then it's 10mm. The front is 9mm. In a pinch you can pick up a 9mm or 10mm hex nut in a hardware store, and use a separate steel flat washer.
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Without taking it into a bikeshop, anything else i can do?
Dude, just get off your ass and go to a bike shop.


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If it's the rear wheel, then it's 10mm. The front is 9mm.
Not always. Cheapo wheelsets like Pure Fix, etc. often use 10mm for both.

The bike in question should have a 9mm front/10mm rear though.
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How's the girlfriend gonna trust you to fix it yourself if her wheel fell off mid ride?
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Dude, just get off your ass and go to a bike shop.
Seriously. That's why they exist...to solve problems just like this one.

"I ran out of food in my belly. Without going to get food from a grocery store or a restaurant, anything else i can do?"
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Seriously. That's why they exist...to solve problems just like this one.

"I ran out of food in my belly. Without going to get food from a grocery store or a restaurant, anything else i can do?"
order take out
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Not always. Cheapo wheelsets like Pure Fix, etc. often use 10mm for both.

The bike in question should have a 9mm front/10mm rear though.
Interesting. This had never occured to me. I just checked my SE Draft, and the front axle nut is indeed 10mm. Of course it is a cheap nut w/o a built-in floating washer like the OP's, and for sure a Windsor Clockwork will be 9mm in front. I can say this with 100% certainty because I own one.
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