What spanner?

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  • Hi I have charge plug single speed with the wheels they came with. Excuse my poor terminology, but on the non-drive side the axle nut (not the final outer nut) is loose and needs a tightening, not sure if this would be referred to as the cone or lockring. Tried spanners I have up to 17mm none of which fit. From my googling it seems like this might be 18 or 19mm, is there a standard, or someone out there who has this bike and knows, trying to establish which spanner i need to purchase. Many thanks.

  • It is usually a 19mm. Cone nuts are flatter because most times to undo the cones you can't access with a normal spanner, you need the cone nut to hold the two nuts in the same side of the axle and set the preload.
    TL;DR: get a set of cone spanners, they're cheap. Add an adjustable, all bases covered.

  • is there a standard

    With most things bike-related, the answer is ‘occasionally’.

  • Or 'several,' which at least gives you the chance to choose which you prefer.

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What spanner?

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