how to adjust spokes on WH-6700 Ultegra wheelset

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how to adjust spokes on WH-6700 Ultegra wheelset

Postby jules21 » Sun May 27, 2018 12:07 pm

I bought a 2nd hand 6700 series Ultegra wheelset, the one with straight pull spokes, of which they have an end nut at the hub end on one side, but not the other (or rear wheel). the end nut has a flat head screw driver head/fitting.

there is a conventional, external and 6-sided (hexagonal) spoke nipple looking thing at the rim end. but my old spoke wrench with sizes 9 to 15 (most spokes I have are 15) doesn't fit. I measure the nipple nut diameter at ~4mm (roughly, by sight against a tape measure).

I can't see a spoke wrench on sale for these? Shimano does a 4.3 and 4.4mm end wrench (http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/au/e ... -prod23261), maybe that will fit?

I can't find any advice online, other than the shimano documentation which doesn't mention a spoke wrench at all. what am I missing here?

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Re: how to adjust spokes on WH-6700 Ultegra wheelset

Postby ironhanglider » Sun May 27, 2018 2:22 pm

Standard Shimano repair protocol.

1. Remove faulty component/assembly.
2. Purchase new component/assembly.
3. Install new component/assembly.
4. Ride.

In this case the assembly to be 'repaired' is the wheel. :cry:

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Re: how to adjust spokes on WH-6700 Ultegra wheelset

Postby Duck! » Sun May 27, 2018 5:12 pm

Shimano do make a hexagonal spoke spanner to suit, usually supplied with the wheels. Their Pro subsidiary also produce one.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: how to adjust spokes on WH-6700 Ultegra wheelset

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Sun May 27, 2018 7:08 pm

Apparently you will need the Shimano Y4CK19000 spoke plug wrench.

https://www.bike24.com/p2125989.html

Moruya Bicycles usually carry them http://moruyabicycles.com.au/contents/en-uk/d1023_spoke-key.html but they're out of stock...

Had the same issue on some wh-r540 wheels. Had nothing that fit, gave it to the LBS for trueing.
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Re: how to adjust spokes on WH-6700 Ultegra wheelset

Postby jules21 » Sun May 27, 2018 10:04 pm

oh damn. I just bought that off Moruya, and neglected to read that it was OOS. mmmmm

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Re: how to adjust spokes on WH-6700 Ultegra wheelset

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Sun May 27, 2018 10:22 pm

jules21 wrote:oh damn. I just bought that off Moruya, and neglected to read that it was OOS. mmmmm


May not be an issue as may have stock ordered pending...
Have always had excellent service from Moruya so imagine they will contact you or something...
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Re: how to adjust spokes on WH-6700 Ultegra wheelset

Postby jules21 » Mon May 28, 2018 11:39 am

yep, sorted. Moruya Cycles are excellent. it'll be on it's way soon.

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