cone wrench

Cone wrenches are thin open-ended metric wrenches designed to fit the narrow nuts found on hub axels. A set of cone wrenches will normally come with sizes ranging from 11mm to 19mm. If you are only going to be working on one or two bikes, you may find it worthwhile to figure out what size cone wrenches will be essential to you and only buy those. Most hubs (I tend to find) take a 13 -15mm combo to service, find out what wrenches you need. Most major tool makers sell cone wrenches as a set and individually. If you are buying tools for the first time, you will want to make sure that the kit you buy includes the wrenches you need the most. Alternatives to cone wrenches include the trusty crescent wrench also known as an adjustable wrench or your neighbors open ended wrenches will do the trick most of the time. Note that these wrenches are often too thick to fit axel cones hence the existence of cone wrenches. P.S. Your 15mm cone wrench is not a pedal wrench, I pity the foo.

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How to Overhaul Cup and Cone Hub Bearings on Bike Wheels

Overhauling and Adjusting Cup and Cone Hubs:

Many wheels run on sealed bearing hubs these days, but there are many good cup and cone hubs worth maintaining.

A cone wrench and a...

Part hubs
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Adjust Shimano Dura Ace 9000 Hubs & Typical Cone or Cup Bicycle Hubs

Adjust Shimano Dura Ace 9000 Hubs:

Before getting specifically into Shimano Dura Ace Hubs, it is important to understand how to adjust a typical cup or cone hub. With this hub, you have a...

Part hubs front rear
Company: Shimano
Type: Repair Tutorial
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DIY Fix a Loose Headset

There's a lot of moving parts on a bike that we often take for granted. Most riders don't think twice about our seat until it starts swiveling or our pedals until they get stuck. Along those same...

Part headset
Company: Park
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Adjust A Bike Hub DIY

We've shown you how to replace an entire hub assembly that goes bad in your bicycle tire but there may come a time when little adjustment is all that's needed. One common mantra among bicycle...

Part hubs
Tools cone wrench
Company: Sun
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Adjust a Caliper Brake

Adjusting a caliper brake is pretty straightforward.

First off, loosen up the cable anchor bolt with an allen wrench. Make sure the quick release lever on the caliper is closed and not...

Part brakes
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Overhaul a Threaded Headset

When you want to overhaul your threaded headset, remove the handlebar stem and use a wrench for the locknut. Remove the spacers and the top race. Check the races for pitting. Remove fork and...

Company: Chris King
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Install a Threaded Headset

A headset is basically the piece that holds the fork to the frame of a bike, thereby allowing for steering. A sealed bearing headset normally has a plastic or rubber gasket to protect the insides...

Company: Chris King
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Overhaul Your Wheel Hub's Bearings

Watching these YouTube videos, I am pleasantly surprised when someone can make a bike tutorial funny. Why I was pissing myself laughing at this particular video had to do probably with the deadpan...

Part hubs rear front
Company: Park
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Overhaul Your Bottom Bracket

One of the ways you can keep your bike riding smoothly is by giving it a good cleaning, both inside and out. Overhauling a bottom bracket will most likely not be in your weekly cleaning regimen...

Company: Park
Type: Repair Tutorial
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How to Install a Bottom Bracket

I like being thorough and bike mechanics requires a lot of attention to detail. If you don’t get it right the first time, your ride suffers. And the level of competence, time and patience can...

Company: Odyssey
Type: Repair Tutorial

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