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Old 03-13-09, 04:33 PM
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Cone wrech issues

I have a set of wheels with Campagnolo tipo hubs that I am overhauling. The problem is that the wrench flats on the cones are too narrow for my cone wrench to fit. I ran it over to the LBS and he told me I had to buy Campy cone wrenches, with I am sure cost as much as the hubs. Are there any other practical solutions out there, I was considering grinding some metal off of my cone wrench but I would rather have the proper tool.

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Old 03-13-09, 04:44 PM
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Do you have a store that sells a range of cone wrenches? Do Campy have their own specific sizes??
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http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tooltips/conewrenches.html
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cone wrenches come in a variety of sizes. the ones I own come in sizes 13mm to 18mm in 1mm increments.
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Old 03-13-09, 05:00 PM
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Sorry, I may need to specify. The problem is the actual thickness of the steel, not the wrench size. When I try to tighten the locknut, the cone wrench gets stuck in place due to how thick, the thin edge is.

Maybe because they are cheap-o's. I will have to try and fit some park wrenches.

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He's saying that his cone wrenches are too thick.

You don't have to buy Campy to get thin wrenches. Mine are thin. I don't know what they are, but they're not Campy.
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Great, thanks dirtdrop. Kind of a silly question, I just did not want to order a pair of wrenches and find out different. Maybe I can persuade the LBS into letting me remove the wrench from the packaging.
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IME the short combo park cone wrenches are a bit thinner than the single, coated handle type.
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I just miked a few cone wrenches. I have pair of Campy double end cone wrenches and they mike 0.080" - 0.084" in thickness. A set of four Park single end SCW-series (black with the blue plastic-dipped handles) wrenches mikes 0.082" - 0.084". The one chrome plated Park double end (DCW- series) cone wrench I have was slightly thinner at 0.078".
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Thanks, that helps a lot
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you could put a small spacer in between the cone and the locking nut to give you the clearance you need for the cone wench.just make sure it not as wide as the top of the cone top.
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