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    Monocog owners small wrench for removing back wheel on trail

    I just got a redline Monocog flight, that uses regular hex nuts on the back wheel instead of a allen head or quick release. Does anyone make a small wrench I can keep in pack for those times I when I need to pull the wheel out on the trail? I know eventually I'll respace the wheel to a standard width wheel and allen bolts to hold it on, but since I just got the bike I don't want to spend the money on it right now.

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    Surly Jethro Tule

    Small, handy and smooth rounded side to push on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyp187
    I just got a redline Monocog flight, that uses regular hex nuts on the back wheel instead of a allen head or quick release. Does anyone make a small wrench I can keep in pack for those times I when I need to pull the wheel out on the trail? I know eventually I'll respace the wheel to a standard width wheel and allen bolts to hold it on, but since I just got the bike I don't want to spend the money on it right now.
    Yes, Surly makes a nice 15mm wrench, the Jethro Tool, but it's $25. So do what I did and go to Sears and get a Craftsman 15mm short combination wrench, cheap, small, light enough, will pack anywhere and enough leverage on it to remove and reinstall your back wheel.

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    Look to the old peanut butter wrench

    Park made one of these beauties for about $10; now you have to pay twice that for a Campy; but they are classy. And you can't use the Surly or an adjustable wrench to remove a 15mm crank bolt (if you have one like I do ).

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    15mm crank bolt?

    What kind of bolts or cranks are you using, Brad?
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    http://www.gaansari.com/FixedGearCatalog.htm

    scroll down and take a look at the english dumbell

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    Old school cranks

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    What kind of bolts or cranks are you using, Brad?
    Cook's Bros cranks on my fixie; 166.5 mm, it's quite a jump from these to the 180's on my moutain bike. Also here's my Park Tools "peanut butter" wrench; one of the last from Harris Cyclery.

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    Cheap, easily available, and guaranteed for life: Craftsman 15mm Stubby



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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil
    Cheap, easily available, and guaranteed for life: Craftsman 15mm Stubby



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    Why don`t you simply cut a 15mm/14mm (ring)-wrench in two pieces, like I did? ;-)
    works perfect for me!

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    now THAT's a good idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by m(A)ui
    Why don`t you simply cut a 15mm/14mm (ring)-wrench in two pieces, like I did? ;-)
    works perfect for me!

    KISS,
    maui

    I would cut one but I don't want to wreck the expensive wrench set I have. I will most likely either buy the craftsman stubby wrench or try to find a cheap wrench at Harborfreight (they sell sets for 5 bucks sometimes) and cut it. Thanks everyone for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyp187
    I would cut one but I don't want to wreck the expensive wrench set I have. I will most likely either buy the craftsman stubby wrench or try to find a cheap wrench at Harborfreight (they sell sets for 5 bucks sometimes) and cut it. Thanks everyone for your help
    Ive had more than one el cheapo harbor freight wrench break on me. The craftsman stubby is only 7 or 8 bucks, and works well.

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    i 3rd or 4th the Stubby.

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