There is always another Tool you need.

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by fossyant, 22 Jul 2012.

  1. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Thought I had just about everything to service my bikes.

    Wrong. :blush:

    Wife's rear wheel looked as though the cone was loose. Oh no it wasn't it was the freehub. Happens to be a no-name shimano copy where the freehub bolt is tightened from the non-drive side, and certainly isn't 10mm allen key sized. Bolt was lose, and couldn't do up tight. (checked threads were OK). Bolt won't come out as the bearing races stop that.

    Bugger, just ordered an 11m and 12mm on the safe side.
     
  2. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    I am afraid that you are looking at this the wrong way!

    The thought process should be.....

    1. This tool doesn't fit this bike
    2. I need a new bike to fit this tool..............
     
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  3. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    after being a car technician many moons ago , i can still agree
     
  4. OP
    OP
    fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Hey, My son's just N+1'ed me, never mind the wife :laugh:
     
  5. Judderz

    Judderz Well-Known Member

    Know what you mean, out yesterday, and I could've done with a new pair of legs ^_^
     
  6. rollinstok

    rollinstok Well-Known Member

    Location:
    morecambe
    The tool you most need is invariably the one you haven't got... the Mrs said something like that to me anyway.
     
  7. wheres_my_beard

    wheres_my_beard Über Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    You need T+X for your N+1, where T is the tools you have, and X is the tools you actually need.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    11mm and 12mm hex keys arrived this morning. Freehub now bolted up tight - 12mm was the one.

    Right, this should be it for tools :tongue:
     
  9. Judderz

    Judderz Well-Known Member

    Till next time :smile:
     
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