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    Eno Eccentric Users- Opinions and What Tools to Carry?

    Iíve just ordered an ENO Eccentric rear wheel in an attempt to simplify my commuter and wanted to hear if anyone had any tips/tricks for setting it up and maintaining it?

    Also, can anyone recommend what tools should be carried in order to most easily and efficiently fix a flat, etc.? Since I commute with a small bag, size and weight isnít a major issue. Iíve read various things, and want to get the right sizes and number of tools ahead of the wheel build. Is it 2x hex key and 2x wrenches- more, less?

    Thanks in advance.

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    You just need an allen wrench/hex key to loosen the wheel to remove it. You can get adept at lining up the wheel with your brakes and with a taut chain with some experience. It's not hard. That is a good move, going to the ENO hub.
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    a properly size open-end or small crescent is handy to move the eccentric around
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    One 6mm wrench is all you need to carry. I've owned 3 different bikes (road, Off road disc, off-road fixy) using Eno hubs and never needed more. I have folded up a glove and put it between the tire and seat tube to tension the chain and line everything up a few times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatTireFred
    a properly size open-end or small crescent is handy to move the eccentric around
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    It is also handy to keep the eccentric in place when you tighten it. I have one on a Cannondale CAAD3, and the eccentric always moves around when I tighten it up. This means that the ENO can be bit of a PITA to mess with if you have a flat while on a ride. I have taken to carrying some of those glue on patches (or a regular patch kit) with me. Instead of taking the wheel off and changing the tube, I usually just keep the wheel on and patch the tube in place. Way faster and you don't have to fart around with setting up the eccentric.
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    Thanks everyone- very helpful info. Looking forward to getting my commuter back up and running, simply.

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