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Old 07-21-20, 12:52 PM
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10 size socket tool found at Japanese store Oomomo

One of my favourite tools now... 6 mm to 15 mm
10 common bike nut sizes



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Just what are all those COMMON sizes found on bikes?
Will they ALL work in situ?
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Originally Posted by Bill Kapaun View Post
Just what are all those COMMON sizes found on bikes?
Will they ALL work in situ?
I have used so far on the following:

- seat posts
- cantilever brakes
- v-brakes
- axles
- derailleur nuts
- bike racks

Maybe there are others I will come across...just super convenient to rotate and move from part to part.
I of course don't know all available nut sizes on bikes (especially older bikes that don't use much hex)...but have found this quite useful.
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Nothing new.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dog-Bone-Vi...8AAOSwV-Je9R3N
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Originally Posted by natloz View Post
I have used so far on the following:

- seat posts
- cantilever brakes
- v-brakes
- axles
- derailleur nuts
- bike racks

Maybe there are others I will come across...just super convenient to rotate and move from part to part.
I of course don't know all available nut sizes on bikes (especially older bikes that don't use much hex)...but have found this quite useful.
I had something similar at one time, but my 1990 bike has no nuts. Like our president. 🤣
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Originally Posted by BCDrums View Post
I had something similar at one time, but my 1990 bike has no nuts. Like our president. 🤣
That's awesome! lol
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And now I know it is called a "dog bone"! thanks
It is new to me...but maybe because it is vintage and what is old is new again!
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I have a dog bone wrench like that which I used on my old Dunelt 3-speed bike back in the '60s. It was my father's so is likely over 70 years old or more. Still works as well (or poorly) as it did then.
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Originally Posted by BCDrums View Post
I had something similar at one time, but my 1990 bike has no nuts. Like our president. 🤣
He has millions of them, all screaming incessantly. Even on bicycle sites.

Most everything on my bikes are allen key. My fenders do have an 8 mm hex nut but that is about it. Even the majority of my pedals go on and off with an allen key.

Not sure what I would do with a tool like that.
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I just threw out a couple of those while cleaning my mothers estate.

One I recalled from my childhood & youth.

Pretty much worthless then, totally worthless now IMO.
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OP, likes the wrench and has found it useful....To each their own.
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Originally Posted by Pop N Wood View Post
He has millions of them, all screaming incessantly. Even on bicycle sites.

Most everything on my bikes are allen key. My fenders do have an 8 mm hex nut but that is about it. Even the majority of my pedals go on and off with an allen key.

Not sure what I would do with a tool like that.
You could fill the ends with peanut butter and use it for fetch with the dog.
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1 View Post
OP, likes the wrench and has found it useful....To each their own.
Ben
Now that is a voice of reason, nice to see around here.
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I think that at one time or another everybody had one of those. And most are now covered in dust or in the bottom of the bottom drawer, or in a landfill. They tend to be poorly made, fit nut loosley and made of a soft material(lead?). They're too short for good leverage, and round off quickly if too much force is applied.
You'd be better off getting a proper set of wrenches.
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Originally Posted by leob1 View Post
I think that at one time or another everybody had one of those. And most are now covered in dust or in the bottom of the bottom drawer, or in a landfill. They tend to be poorly made, fit nut loosley and made of a soft material(lead?). They're too short for good leverage, and round off quickly if too much force is applied.
You'd be better off getting a proper set of wrenches.
I assure you I have a proper set of wrenches so this is not my only tool lol.
However, this dog bone fits perfectly and is definitely not made of lead...
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