spoke wrench

The spoke wrench is a very essential tool to the cyclist who knows how to replace their own broken spokes, perform a basic wheel true, or build their own wheels. If you don’t know how to do these things then you haven’t watched enough of our videos. It is a very simple tool consisting of a handle of some type and a with a small open ended gap at the base. Many spoke tools are color coded according to size for different nipples and others are all-in-one tools. Often circular or triangular tools with many different size gaps lining the edges to fit the majority of nipple sizes. The all-in-ones are great for one-off repairs but they can be frustrating when building a wheel to have to refind the correct size wrench on the tool. It’s a good idea to find out what nipple size your wheels are and buy a tool accordingly. Alternatives to the spoke wrench include a very tightly adjusted crescent wrench or well-handled pliers. These alternatives should be considered a last resort. Nipples are easily stripped when using the improper tools. Not to sound like a broken record but just buy one.

spoke wrench Tutorials

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J-Bend vs Straight Bike Wheel Spokes

Straight pull spokes were invented to eliminate weak point at the bend in a traditional spoke and to make wheel building faster. A drawback is that not all shops will carry straight pull spokes....

Part wheels
Tools spoke wrench
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Installing Spokes on a SRAM XO HUB

This video will show you a method for loading spokes on to SRAM XO hubs when you are building wheels.

XO hubs have a unique flange shaped design, which yields a much stronger and robust...

Company: SRAM
Type: Repair Tutorial
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DIY How to True a Wheel on Bike with No Truing Stand

Today, we’re going to show you how to true a wheel right off your bicycle. This isn’t what is normally done at the shop, but if you’re at home or out on the trail you can touch up your wheel and...

Company: Park
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Replace a Bicycle Spoke

To replace a spoke you're going to need a spoke wrench of the correct size, a nipple driver or flathead screwdriver, a ruler to measure the correct spoke length, as well as some lube to put inside...

Part Spokes wheels
Company: Park
Type: Repair Tutorial
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DIY Straighten a Crooked Bike Rim

We all know our bikes are only as good as the tires beneath them. That being said even the best tires on the market can only perform to their potential when rolling on straight rims and whether...

Part wheels
Company: Bike Hand
Type: Repair Tutorial
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Lacing a Rear 32 Spoke Wheel | How to Build a Bicycle Wheel

In this tutorial we show you how to lace the drive side spokes of a rear bicycle wheel. It's important to remember that on the rear wheel the drive side spokes are slightly shorter than the non-...

Type: Repair Tutorial
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Lacing Non-Drive Side 32 Spoke Rear Wheel | How to Build a Bicycle Wheel

Mike finishes up lacing the 32 spoke rear wheel by lacing the non-drive side spokes. Note the parallel spokes that connect on each side of the valve hole. By now you might need to use a spoke...

Type: Repair Tutorial
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Part 3.1 | Truing the 36 Spoke Bicycle Wheel

Putting the finishing touches on the wheel.
First:Now the spokes are beginning to tighten up nicely and the kinks in the wheel are becoming gradually smaller. Continue to...

Type: Repair Tutorial
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Part 3 | Wheel Build 36 Spoke Truing a Wheel

....without a truing stand.
We wanted everybody to be able to build a wheel without buying an expensive truing stand, so just use the front fork. This video shows the process of truing....

Type: Repair Tutorial
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Part 1: How to Build a Wheel, Basics of Wheelbuilding (36 Spoke Wheel)

In this series we give you the basics of building a 36 spoke wheel. We begin with lacing the wheel, then show you the process of truing the wheel. So get everything together and make some time...

Type: Repair Tutorial

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