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    tiny spoke wrench

    I would like a very small spoke wrench to carry in my jersey tulbag . Any body have any suggestions?

    Would love to find one of these.


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    A normal Park spoke wrench is too big?
    i work for some bike racers...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch562 View Post
    I would like a very small spoke wrench to carry in my jersey tulbag . Any body have any suggestions?

    Would love to find one of these.

    That looks like the spoke wrench they used to supply with the Cane Creek hubs (nipples inside the hub). 3T bought that design hub from them for their new line of wheels so you may be able to find something from 3T.
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    Re: tiny spoke wrench

    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    A normal Park spoke wrench is too big?
    No kidding. They're tiny...

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    Make one.

    Get a piece of O1 carbon steel from a knifemaker or knifemakers' supply place. Cut and file to the shape you want. Sand it down & polish it. Give it a simple home heat treatment. Then you have a unique tool, just as you want it.
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    tiny spoke wrench

    Get this and cut-off the length you want.
    http://www.bikebandit.com/msr-spoke-...FYKi4AodQiIA5Q

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    I found one of these while doing some trail work, so I ended up removing the 3 way spoke wrench from it. THe wrench is a little thinner on the drive than I want but it will work and it is flat.



    Pedros makes a healthier spoke wrench that has a chain break, but it is chunky little fellow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch562 View Post
    I would like a very small spoke wrench to carry in my jersey tulbag . Any body have any suggestions?
    File a notch in the wide part of your house key. I've been using my "house key spoke wrench" with no problems for years.

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    I always try to keep things simple.

    Tire levers/spoke wrench/rubberband/ jersey pocket.
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    Yeah. A Park 4-sided spoke wrench. Cut off the top half or two thirds of the loop if that's too big.
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    Here's my emergency spoke wrench. It's made from 3/16" aluminium plate. That matches the length of nipple flats. I cut the slots (sloppily) with a .125" mill, but since it usually cuts a thou or so over it ends up really close to the most common .127" nipple size (Park black tool) and only needed a little touch up with a file. It weighs about 2 g.

    I'd make it closer to 30-35 mm if I were to do another one although it seems to have plenty of leverage. The added length would make it easier to hold. This was a quick prototype and it works so well that I haven't bothered to make a nice one.


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    tiny spoke wrench

    Ericm979 - have you tested that tiny thing? Being made of aluminum, I'm envisioning an immediate split (failure) at the wrench on first turn.

    EDIT: on second glance it's beefier than I expected.

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    There are tons of those small spoke wrenches on the market. Some mini tools come with them, if you don't like mini tools Park makes individual sized spoke wrenchs that works great. There are a lot of others too, just google

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    Yea, I have. On the DS spokes too.

    Remember these are working on aluminium nipples (on most of my wheels anyhow). If the nipples are that tight then any wrench will round them off.

    I have a couple old Ritchey CPR-9 tools which have a spoke wrench slot in what is about 6mm thick alu plate of the main body. I've used that a bunch of times (I break wheels a lot) and on the one tool I use the most the slot is getting a little loose. But it was not as tight on the nipple as my wrenches to begin with. I made the wrench two sided in case one side does strip.

    The Park wrenches are huge in comparison (I should have included one in the pic). I don't know what they weigh but they're not light. And I don't need a shop quality tool I can use to build wheels while out on a ride, just something to retrue the wheel when I break a spoke.

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    Spoke wrench in multi-tool

    Carry a multi-tool that has a spoke wrench built in.
    e.g. A number of Lezyne multi-tools have this combo chain breaker / spoke wrench:
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericm979 View Post
    The Park wrenches are huge in comparison (I should have included one in the pic). I don't know what they weigh but they're not light.
    "Not light" is a relative term, I guess. I just stuck a Park spoke wrench on my little digital espresso scale. 16.8 grams.
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