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Old 03-07-18, 11:20 AM
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Tektro cross lever adjustment

Does anyone know what size hex is needed to adjust the reach on these cross levers? I think the model is rl721 but most of them have a grub screw that can be adjusted in or out to shorten or lengthen the reach. It’s so tiny though and nothing I have in the “Work shop” seems small enough.
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Old 03-07-18, 11:30 AM
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2mm.
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Old 03-07-18, 11:32 AM
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Hmmm, I've never had a problem. A "standard" metric hex set or multi-tool for bicycles should include the 2, 2.5, and 3 mm hex keys. It's definitely one of those sizes.
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Old 03-07-18, 11:40 AM
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Thanks all

I have a park 3 hex tool and a ritchey 5nm torque key but neither go down to 2mm so I’ll have to get a multi tool finally or maybe get a Paul lever. Never thought I’d see the day. I don’t think the Paul cross lever is adjustable though.
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Originally Posted by ufbeans View Post
I have a park 3 hex tool and a ritchey 5nm torque key but neither go down to 2mm so I’ll have to get a multi tool finally or maybe get a Paul lever. Never thought I’d see the day. I don’t think the Paul cross lever is adjustable though.
Why don't you get yourself a cheap set of L-wrenches? It will certainly be cheaper than any Paul component.
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Old 03-07-18, 04:55 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion. I just ordered a park tool mt-30. $25 from amazon. It comes with a 15mm wrench which sold me. If a 2.5 mm hex doesn’t fit I’ll just borrow from LBS. https://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-Mul.../dp/B01EONTY9Q
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Originally Posted by Leisesturm View Post
2mm.
Just checked mine got the same results
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Old 03-08-18, 08:40 AM
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For heaven sake, just buy a 2 mm hex key at any Home Depot, Lowes or a local hardware store. It should cost less than $1.
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Yes it’s 2mm

I bought one of those precision driver sets from harbour freight for $3. Now I can fix computers and watches as well. Sweet

I do recommend the park mt-30 though as well if you happen to have a commuter of single speed.
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