13 mm cone wrench or 13/14 or 13/15 combo?
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    13 mm cone wrench or 13/14 or 13/15 combo?

    I know this is a silly thing to noodle over, but...

    I need a 13 mm cone wrench for one reason, which is to install/adjust SRAM Red 22 brakes on a build I am doing.

    I'm trying to decide between a single 13 mm cone wrench or a double ended 13/14. Is there anything in the world I'd need the 14 for? I am not ever going to mess with Campy hub cones...

    In the middle of writing this post I see there are also 13/15 combos...

    Reviews for the Park combo wrenches have remarks about them being soft and bendy.

    Any suggestions? Regular adjustable wrenches I have, even the small ones, are too thick for the particular job.

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    Murphy's Law says shortly after you buy that single size wrench you're going to find a need for the combo wrench. Whether your bike, a friends bike or something non-bike around the house.
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    Right? That being the case, what would be more useful, 13/14 or 13/15?

    But I really like the idea of the seemingly higher quality of the single.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetdog9 View Post
    Right? That being the case, what would be more useful, 13/14 or 13/15?
    Whichever one you pick will be the wrong one so pick the other one.
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    13/15. You'll rarely need a 14mm cone wrench.

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    Because I often find a need for more than one at a time, I use both, the 13/14 and 13/15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetdog9 View Post
    Right? That being the case, what would be more useful, 13/14 or 13/15?
    Impossible to predict since we don't know what components you have or will have in the future. I suggest getting a 13/14 and a 15/16 or 15/17. You really can't have too many tools.

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    I ended up ordering the 4-piece Park set (DCW-1, 2, 3, 4) which gives me in total 13/14, 15/16, 17/18, 13/15.

    I pretty much never mess with hubs, although I have 2 Shimano wheelsets so I guess it's good to have these in case.

    I know they say cheap tools are just more expensive later, but I honestly don't see using these often enough to wear them out like shop mechanics seem to.

    Edit: Of course the White Industries Eccentric ENO hub on my Singlespeed takes a 19mm wrench, but the space is wide enough to take a regular wrench.

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    You won't regret the purchase. Plenty tough for the home workshop.

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