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how big are your nuts?

haha j/k, i got a nail in my back tire today and i will be taking the wheel off tomorrow to have it changed at cycle gear after work. i got the road hazard warranty so no problems there. the problem is i can't remember what size the back axle nut is and all of my tools are work. i will be bringing what i need home with me. from what i remember, all i will need is some pliers to bend the cotter pin and a wrench to take the axle nut off correct? if anyone knows what size the nut is so i only have to bring one wrench, would be fantastic. this way i won't have to bring my whole tool box home and i can know for sure if i even have the right size and i don't want to be making multiple trips to work because traffic is going to be ridiculous with all of this black friday bull shit.

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how big are your nuts?

haha j/k, i got a nail in my back tire today and i will be taking the wheel off tomorrow to have it changed at cycle gear after work. i got the road hazard warranty so no problems there. the problem is i can't remember what size the back axle nut is and all of my tools are work. i will be bringing what i need home with me. from what i remember, all i will need is some pliers to bend the cotter pin and a wrench to take the axle nut off correct? if anyone knows what size the nut is so i only have to bring one wrench, would be fantastic. this way i won't have to bring my whole tool box home and i can know for sure if i even have the right size and i don't want to be making multiple trips to work because traffic is going to be ridiculous with all of this black friday bull shit.

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I've always just used a big crescent wrench.
 

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yeah i guess i could that also. didn't cross my mind. thanks for the insight
 

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also dont forget bout 2 12mm for the chain alingment nuts and bolts. And i think its what a 32mm bolt..dont quote me tho.
 

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also dont forget bout 2 12mm for the chain alingment nuts and bolts. And i think its what a 32mm bolt..dont quote me tho.
i shouldn't need to adjust the chain or alignment, i'm just getting the tire changed out. from what i remember i should be able to just leave those alone then tighten everything back up when i'm done
 

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u shouldnt need the 12mm for chain adjusters unless u decide to adjust the chain lol. i believe it is a 32mm also but dont hold me to it.
 

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well to remove the rear wheel dont you have to loosen the chain tighteners so you can slip the chain over the sprocket? If not i'm doing something wrong then.
 

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ahah you know what i never did it that way, i always loosened the axel, then loosened the chain adjusters pulled the chain off the sprocket, then pulled the axel out..wow i feel like an idiot, i think of all the times i've done that on all the bikes i've owned...could have been riding sooner...
 

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yeah you definitely don't have to touch the chain adjusters. i used a big crescent wrench to get it off. i really need to get a torque wrench. i just tightened back to what i think it felt like when i took it off, but it wasn't torqued to spec the last time it was put on. last time i got lucky and bought a tire from a shop and they offered to put it on for free, i watched him do it and he just used a big open end wrench.

i had tightened it to where i could see the hole to put my cotter pin, but i tried to spin the wheel and it felt like it was too tight and binding, so i loosened until the next slot in the nut and it felt better, the cotter pin is in so the nut won't come off, i just worry about everything not being torqued exactly right.
 

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94 lbs, find a kid about 100 lbs and let him or her stand on it j/k LOL, sprokets are 43lbs, front axle is 94 also
 
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