What tools do you need to take off a bike wheel?
- Repair stand (optional, makes the work a lot easier)
- Tire levers such as the TL-1.2, TL-4.2, TL-5, TL-6.2, or a multi-tool that incorporates a tire lever.
- Patch Kit such as the GP-2 or VP-1.
- Air pump: either a floor or hand pump.
- Wrench for non-quick-release type wheels that use outer axle nuts.
What size wrench do I need for a bike?
You’ll be able to use a 6mm or 8mm hex wrench for most pedals, but a decent pedal wrench is needed for other systems (eg. Speedplay). While a 15mm spanner may work, often you need the narrow profile of a proper pedal wrench. Leverage is key, don’t go for the very cheapest options as they’re often lacking in length.
Are all bike wheel nuts the same size?
Most modern bikes are M10x1 for the rear and M9x1 for the front. Sometimes better bikes have M10 front axles too.
How do I know what size my bike hub is?
If you are unsure of your frame spacing or have an older bicycle, measure the hub width to ensure a proper fit. To do this, remove the rear wheel and use a pair of calipers or a ruler to measure the distance between the inner surfaces of the dropouts.
What can I use instead of a pedal wrench?
But if your pedals aren’t super stuck right now, a cone wrench would work fine for your trip and would be way smaller and lighter than a proper pedal wrench.
What is Hex bike size?
It’s made up of 4-, 5- and 6mm hex wrenches (the sizes needed for most bike repairs), and the convenient shape provides ample leverage on most bicycle fasteners.
How do you get a nut off a bike wheel?
Open the wheel quick release by pulling its lever outward. If necessary, hold the lever while turning the quick-release adjusting nut counterclockwise so that the quick release will clear any tabs at the end of fork and you can remove the wheel. For wheels with axle nuts, loosen both nuts.