Re: Alternative Spoke Wrench
Just to try to keep this thread on track, the castle nut size that works best on my Onyx spokes is 7/16 fine thread. I bought a short bolt which I'll Loctite into the castle nut for more leverage.
The answer from my LBS was no bearings sealed or otherwise for the front hub. It's a really small mom and pop type business (except without the mom), so his selection is limited. Maybe there's better balls available that don't flat spot.
He did find a cone wrench while I was there today....$5.30. So it wasn't a wasted trip.
Tonight I'm going to try to knock together a DIY repair stand out of 2X4s and pipe fittings. If it's worth a hoot, I'll tell you how I did it in a seperate thread.
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