A Must-have Axle Tool

Zak

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So... I am working on this gas frame bike and have stalled for a couple months due to time and this one issue... My rear axle isn't adjusted correctly. The DIY bike shop helper told me I would have to destroy my freewheel in order to adjust my nut, OR, have a really long deep-socket to get on the nut over the axle. So I was pondering about what to do and it wasn't urgent enough for me to jump right to whatever... so I deprioritized and sat on it. Here recently I am eager to get my bike running and started looking into solutions. Then I thought about the passthrough sockets. Harbor freight has a set for $22 and wouldn't ya know it, the image on the package shows them using the tool for exactly what I intended!


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Zak

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I tried those when I was a youngster and learned that those shouldn't be used to break free nuts and bolts. I broke plenty of them :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:. However, I have also had a job where I carried a 7/16 gear wrench in my pocket daily because of how often I used that specific size. No, that was a stubby wrench... trees clouding my memory again...
 

Zak

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In this instance though I need a socket to get inside the freewheel cavity and adjust my axle nuts.
 

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