By Allanfox
#87278
Just realised that the box spanner needed is the same as a bath tap spanner 32mm, so a couple of quid from B&Q (our hosts don't do one did check), just in case you didn't know!
By Allanfox
#87299
Think that is for the drive sprocket nut and a specialist tool, I meant the 32mm nut on the end of the crankshaft behind the magnetic rotor. Anyway £3 off Amazon as is a standard plumbers tool! Hitchcocks don’t stock them as so easily available.
By papasmurf
#87302
Allanfox wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:34 pm
Think that is for the drive sprocket nut and a specialist tool, I meant the 32mm nut on the end of the crankshaft behind the magnetic rotor. Anyway £3 off Amazon as is a standard plumbers tool! Hitchcocks don’t stock them as so easily available.
Have you checked the toolkit on the bike for a 32mm spanner? Other than that an impact driver socket is only a few quid.
By Allanfox
#87315
Steering head nut is 30mm but can't check rear wheel due to split pin, but looks to be 30mm. I got the crank nut off using a cranked 1 1/4" AF ring spanner (a good 32mm fit ) before my Amazon spanner arrived, which would have done the job but I am not the most patient of people!
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By Wheaters
#87320
I know the nut on my bike is 30 mm because I bought a 30mm combination open/ring spanner after finding that the 30mm socket I bought for the job wouldn't go on because of lack of access to the nut. I replaced the split pin with a replaceable 'R' clip. Makes life easier if an adjustment is needed and there's then no need to keep spare pins.

(The back wheel on my bike has been off and back on more times than I can count over the last three years. I changed the crusty original rim for new and then suffered one puncture after another until I discovered the cause was a small, rogue piece of metal just inside the outer edge of the rim. I have fitted two different tyres since buying the bike three years ago and I have also changed the rear drum for a Hitchcocks' "universal" machined one to fit a larger rear sprocket).
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By Wheaters
#87322
Well practiced, rather than good! I'm getting quicker at changing tyres and tubes though.

One thing i have found is that the standard centre stand needs a half inch thick piece of wood under each foot in order to raise the bike a bit more to get the wheel out below the mudguard.

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