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Are you really happy to see me or is that a 15mm wrench in your pocket?

Old 05-22-10, 10:55 PM
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Are you really happy to see me or is that a 15mm wrench in your pocket?

Some months ago I bought my first single speed in a Gary Fisher Rig mountain bike. I would have never dreamed how much I would love a single speed (I now throw rocks at my old geared Bridgestone MB1). I have since bought and built up a Soma Rush frame (my poor vintage Bruce Gordon/Campy Super Record groupo/ derailleur bike is now garage art). I am in good shape and at 58 years old ( oh my God I am over 45!) I look forward to hills and hard rides. I LOVE these bikes.

Now when I am not on my bike I like to carry a 15mm wrench in my pocket which makes me feel good when I look at it or feel it in my pocket.

Is it just me or are there others out there with the same.

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Old 05-22-10, 11:34 PM
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No, we are not Freds.
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Old 05-23-10, 03:16 AM
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Originally Posted by ashlandjet View Post
when i feel it in my pocket.

too sexy, too sexy!
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Old 05-23-10, 04:50 AM
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I'd suggest carrying a peanut butter wrench as opposed to a stubby.
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Old 05-23-10, 06:03 AM
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I prefer this wrench.....44 this year and I feel the same way

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Old 05-23-10, 06:48 AM
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That is why I didn't ask the Fred thread
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Old 05-23-10, 06:58 AM
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15 mm = 0.6 inches. That's not much of a wrench.
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I carry a 15mm GearWrench:
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Old 05-23-10, 09:54 AM
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When I'm not on my bike I carry a roll of quarters.
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Old 05-23-10, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
I carry a 15mm GearWrench:
Does that disappoint Mrs. Scrod?
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Old 05-23-10, 11:00 AM
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soniamdisappoint.jpg etc

I used to love having my 15mm with me. Now I can't really justify it since neither of my wheels have track nuts.
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I may carry a small wrench but Fugazi Dave has no nuts.
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Well played.
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I carry a crescent wrench good for 20mm; it's 33.3% bigger than yours...
;-)
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My one is adjustable ':}
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mine is 6" long.
and adjustable.

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actually... I don't even have to carry these things anymore.

QR skewers make things so much simpler.
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Originally Posted by AEO View Post
actually... I don't even have to carry these things anymore.

QR skewers make things so much simpler.
thread derailer, never in SSFG.
Have you any sort of skip skids? I don't doubt QR will work for fixed gear, but how about the impact for skipping?
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Old 05-23-10, 07:28 PM
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I saw an entry at Sheldon Brown's place. QR is workable, but you are supposed to use burly ones.

P.S. I sometimes carry a hex toolset in my front pocket. Does that count? (15mm goes into my backpocket.)
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This is what I use my backpack for
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I use my teeth.
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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
thread derailer, never in SSFG.
Have you any sort of skip skids? I don't doubt QR will work for fixed gear, but how about the impact for skipping?

I ride/skid with QR & have been for months, its fine.
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I use my teeth.
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Originally Posted by oldfixguy View Post
I'd suggest carrying a peanut butter wrench as opposed to a stubby.
+1 for peanut butter wrench. How many people on this forum actually know what one is???
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Originally Posted by geeknerd99 View Post
+1 for peanut butter wrench. How many people on this forum actually know what one is???
I think a lot of us know what a peanut butter wrench is. Those who doesn't know what it is can just Google it.
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