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Thanks guys. I'm lucky enough to have a tool shop down the street that sell pretty much any tool thats ever been made.

Got to replace the rear tire again. #7. Found her in the garage this morning flat with a nail in it, thank god it was shagged anyway, not like the last one that blew after a couple hundred miles. :(
 

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On 2006-12-11 19:54, Limey wrote:
Got to replace the rear tire again. #7. Found her in the garage this morning flat with a nail in it, thank god it was shagged anyway, not like the last one that blew after a couple hundred miles. :(
Geez, Limey you gotta stop riding through building sites. You sure are having bad luck with tires. :???:
 

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Another option is to go to an auto supply shop that has free tool rental. I went Auto Zone and borrowed one. They charge a deposit but refund it in full when you return it.
 

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Never mind the wheel nut, what the hell size is that big mother that holds the front sprocket on?

Does anyone have the technique for replacing the front sprocket with a smaller one ( like how do you hold the bike whilst you undo the humungeous nut, stop the rear wheel turning, etc etc)

Any suggestions (clean) appreciated.

Linz :)
 

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On 2006-12-12 01:44, Linz wrote:
Never mind the wheel nut, what the hell size is that big mother that holds the front sprocket on?

Does anyone have the technique for replacing the front sprocket with a smaller one ( like how do you hold the bike whilst you undo the humungeous nut, stop the rear wheel turning, etc etc)

Any suggestions (clean) appreciated.

Linz :)
Put the bike in top gear, rear brake on, use (beg steal or borrow) impact wrench.
 

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I went to Sears and bought a Craftsman 1 7/8th socket which is only .064 inch off of a 46mm socket. It's a 3/4 drive but sears also sells a 3/4 to 1/2 inch adapter so it works with my 1/2 rachet or breaker bar.

Mike
 
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