Silly Q - name of tool?

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Silly Q - name of tool?

Postby madrapper » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:41 am

What are those single size wrench things used for removing the rear wheel of a track bike called?
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Re: Silly Q - name of tool?

Postby ve safari » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:53 am

Spanner.
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Re: Silly Q - name of tool?

Postby foo on patrol » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:17 pm

Ring spanner :wink:
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Re: Silly Q - name of tool?

Postby bman81 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:00 pm

I use a pedal wrench for dealing with wheel nuts, but an allen key for my pedals. Go figure!
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Re: Silly Q - name of tool?

Postby Lark2004 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:23 pm

foo on patrol wrote:Ring spanner :wink:


15mm Ring Spanner... You need to be specific foo :P
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Re: Silly Q - name of tool?

Postby foo on patrol » Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:33 pm

Lark2004 wrote:
foo on patrol wrote:Ring spanner :wink:


15mm Ring Spanner... You need to be specific foo :P

Sorry, he didn't specify how old they were. :oops: :lol:
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Re: Silly Q - name of tool?

Postby madrapper » Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:11 pm

Is it still a ring spanner if its got a socket like thing on the end of it? I think they are like this so u don't damage the dropout which is recessed on most track bikes I've seen.
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Re: Silly Q - name of tool?

Postby pwbike » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:00 am

A ring spanner has a closed (ring shaped) end with a single or double hex inside.
A flat spanner (also called open ended spanner) has a U shaped end with opposing flat sides.
A combination spanner has a ring at one end and an open end at the other (both of same size).
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Re: Silly Q - name of tool?

Postby madrapper » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:22 am

Hmmm... a normal spanner, ring spanner or shifter wont do the job. I might have to wait till I get out to the track again and ask there.
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Re: Silly Q - name of tool?

Postby brentono » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:07 am

madrapper wrote:Is it still a ring spanner if its got a socket like thing on the end of it? I think they are like this so u don't damage the dropout which is recessed on most track bikes I've seen.


Spot-on, you got it. :idea:
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Re: Silly Q - name of tool?

Postby dodgiebros » Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:44 am

bman81 wrote:I use a pedal wrench for dealing with wheel nuts, but an allen key for my pedals. Go figure!

How's about 'Pedal' or 'Crank' wrench? :shock: :lol:
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Re: Silly Q - name of tool?

Postby kukamunga » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:11 am

A few wheel nuts are 17 mm across flats - the Apollo Salt and Pepper retro fixie/single speeds come inexplicably with these :?
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Re: Silly Q - name of tool?

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:06 pm

Miche uses 14mm. :roll:
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Re: Silly Q - name of tool?

Postby Lark2004 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:14 am

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then your set no matter what size nuts your bike uses.....

and for the people with the flashy front axles that don't use nuts....

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Re: Silly Q - name of tool?

Postby toolonglegs » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:59 am

Ring spanner,open ended spanner,open ended adjustable spanner,open ended / ring combination spanner ...list goes on for a while.Just call it a tool.
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