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    What size cone wrenches for XT Hub?

    Hi - I need to buy some wrenches to fit my XT 756 hubs. Anyone know what size?
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    17mm is the size you want. Not a common size so it might be a pain to find locally, but on line someone is bound to have it. Most will charge you full price.

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    grr...I needed a 17mm cone wrench for my surly singleator, couldn't find one, just ground down a cheap 17mm open wrench...I didn't think they were available...

    hey that's a good idea - just grind down a $2 open 17mm wrench ! ...to 2/3mm thick...

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    Pedros, Park and Lifo (or whatever its branded as where you live) make 17mm cone wrenches.

    The problem with grinding down a normal, cheep, open ended spanner is that most of them are case-hardened, meaning that the metal in the middle (which will be on the outside when you're done with it) won't be very strong....but if you only need it once or twice I'm sure it will be fine.

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    Cone Wrenches

    You'll need a 17mm for the locknuts and a 13mm for the front cone and a 15mm for the rear cones. I suggest an axle vise for working on your hubs as well, it'll make things alot easier.

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    Ditto.

    you don't need a cone wrench for the locknuts, just use a 17mm box wrench.

    Use a 13mm cone wrench for the front cone, and a 15mm for the rear cone.

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    Another thing you can try is to use a dremel and grind down the cone so a 16mm wrench can fit.

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