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Jason B
12-28-2012, 07:17 AM
Anyone know of a short 19mm wrench that will fit in a small saddle bag? The ENO hub is cool and all, but you need to carry a 19mm wrench to fix a flat. Something learned the hard way.Ugh
Any help appreciated

dcv
12-28-2012, 07:51 AM
Anyone know of a short 19mm wrench that will fit in a small saddle bag? The ENO hub is cool and all, but you need to carry a 19mm wrench to fix a flat. Something learned the hard way.Ugh
Any help appreciated

I have an ENO hub and just use my fingers to adjust chain tension. I can reach the flat part of the axle on non-drive side to rotate / tighten the chain, then use my other hand to tighten the allen bolt on the opposite side.

dcv
12-28-2012, 07:55 AM
I have an ENO hub and just use my fingers to adjust chain tension. I can reach the flat part of the axle on non-drive side to rotate / tighten the chain, then use my other hand to tighten the allen bolt on the opposite side.

Like this, found this on youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdYlGi09xTA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Jason B
12-28-2012, 08:16 AM
Mon dieu! I have heard of such black magic, but I have never seen it preformed before....you're not going to have to kill me now are you?
Thanks a lot. I will have to practice in the garage once or twice to make sure it was not done by mirrors.

jabberwocky
12-28-2012, 09:01 AM
Sears sells shorty wrenches under the Craftsman brand. I have a 15mm one for bolt on hubs that fits perfectly in a saddle bag.

Bilsko
12-28-2012, 09:14 AM
This new E-tool from Eclat is made with BMX riders in mind, but does include a 19mm wrench. Heck, I'd buy this thing just 'cause it looks good: http://www.eclatbmx.com/products/tools-and-extras/e-tool/ -should crosspost in /covet

http://eclatbmx.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/e-tool_03.jpg

jabberwocky
12-28-2012, 09:17 AM
Here is the Craftsman one:

http://www.craftsman.com/craftsman-professional-19mm-full-polish-stubby-wrench-12/p-00944120000P?vName=Hand+Tools&cName=Wrenches&sName=Combination+Wrenches&prdNo=11
http://s.shld.net/is/image/Sears/00944120000?hei=400&wid=400&op_sharpen=1&qlt=90,0&resMode=sharp&op_usm=0.9,0.5,0,0

Vicegrip
12-28-2012, 04:22 PM
If you find that you need a 19 wrench I can machine down a cheap import wrench in short order.

DSalovesh
12-29-2012, 10:43 AM
Now you say. I spent an hour plus hacksawing a 15mm one a couple of weeks ago. (It wasn't a super-cheap import or it probably would have gone faster.)