Wheels Special tools for wheel hubs

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by mdross1, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. mdross1

    mdross1 Member

    Did a search,could not find what I wanted.Looking for special tools to work on setting up wheel hubs.There must be a wrench thin enough to hold the bearing race while setting lock nut.Where might one find the high temp grease for the coaster brakes?

  2. bbb

    bbb Member

    Found mine on e-bay and local bike shop.
  3. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    thin cone wrenches come in handy
    bike shop as posted above

    Sears used to have some nice thin wrenches
    that with just a little extra grinding on the sides
    made darn good strong cone wrenches
    seems that's what we used in our shop years ago

    Last edited: Oct 31, 2009
  4. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    I took a cheap 15mm combination wrench,(actually need a open end wrench) and took it to a grinder. I laid it up on the side of the wheel grinding both sides of the wrench until I got it as thin as I wanted it. There isn't enough torque on the lock nut that a wrench ground like that won't hold up to. The first is a cheap POS from China Mart that didn't last one use. In the second you can see both a unground and ground wrench.

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  5. mdross1

    mdross1 Member

    Great info,now ready to tackle the world.
  6. retromike3

    retromike3 Member


    I did the same to a small crescent wrench. Lets me adjust some bolts even if I don't have the right size on hand.

    Mike Frye