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    Need a 15mm Allen online , where ...?

    Need a 15mm Allen key for the freehub body on a 142x12 Shimano hub.
    Has anybody seen such a thing online.
    Also need tip to getting the freehubbody off .... Hub is not build to rim , and I have a feeling that once i find the 15mm Allen , that body is screwed onto the hubshell pretty tight.
    So any ideas as to how I can get a grib on the hubshell , (without lacing it to a rim) ....
    Cheers

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    Maybe a strap wrench around the middle of the hub might give you the leverage needed.

    Metric Allen Wrench 15MM

    Good Luck

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    impact wrench if its not laced. you can use a junk rim and spokes to put a rim on it. doesn't even need to be tensioned/built up proper

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    any sears hardware will carry the 15mm in their glass case. Also check Fastenal and McMaster Carr for quick shipping.
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    also looks like you need a 14mm allen key

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    I've wrapped hubs in an old tube and then put them in a vise when I needed to get the freehub out of an unbuilt wheel. This has always worked.

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    Simple just get a bolt with the 15mm head and install two nuts on the back side (so they don't spin) so you can turn it with a socket or a wrench.

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    I believe it's a 14mm as well. Shimano makes one but it's nothing special. I made one using an old square tapper BB and a hex bolt. I cleaned the axle and bolt really well and installed the bolt with locktite 690 bering retaining compound on it so it's not going anywhere. I've only had to use it a couple of times and it does show some wear already but for as little as I need to use it it's worked pretty well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patineto View Post
    simple just get a bolt with the 15mm head and install two nuts on the back side (so they don't spin) so you can turn it with a socket or a wrench.
    yep +1

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    In case anyone is still wondering about this....

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    Quote Originally Posted by caspar View Post
    Need a 15mm Allen key for the freehub body on a 142x12 Shimano hub.
    Has anybody seen such a thing online.
    Also need tip to getting the freehubbody off .... Hub is not build to rim , and I have a feeling that once i find the 15mm Allen , that body is screwed onto the hubshell pretty tight.
    So any ideas as to how I can get a grib on the hubshell , (without lacing it to a rim) ....
    Cheers

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    15mm is Correct for the 142x12 hubs.

    Metric Allen Wrench 15MM / EKL-15MM
    Hex Key-Long (83H Series)-15mm (France)

    OR buck up with 2.5, 3, 5, 6, & 3/8" in a bench vice and spin it off. The use a chain whip with the spidere'd cogs of the cassette to tighten the body on.
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