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What's the best fit "inch equivalent" wrench for the 36mm rear axle nuts?

What type of substitute wrench works best for the rear axle nuts? There are many size suggestions as well as places to buy the proper tools.

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Old 12-07-2010, 10:28 AM
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Default What's the best fit "inch equivalent" wrench for the 36mm rear axle nuts?

I've had good luck with "inch" size substitute wrenches in the really big sizes. Tractor Supply Company has them pretty cheap. Which one fits the current generation rear axle nuts? I think they're 36mm metric.

Second question: Is there a good DIY thread with pictures on belt tension procedures for the current generation bikes with the snail cam adjusters?
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:50 AM
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1.417 inches = 36 mm, 1 15/32nds may work
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:51 AM
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Two 12" Crescent Wrenches works fine for me. I tighten by hand which IMO is right at 100 ft. lbs. torque, LOL. Adjust belt so it has 3/8 - 7/16" play works fine also but not by the book so I'm sure some here won't approve. Some of this stuff isn't rocket science.
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:53 AM
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1 7/16 is as close as your going to get, use a 6 point socket
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:17 AM
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Could probably pick-up the right size at Harbor Freight fairly cheap. Won't be for everyday use, but for occasional use would work fine. If you use it alot then shame on you, call the Snap On man and get the right one. I think Snap-on and Sears even sells sockets individually so you don't have to buy a bunch you don't need. If there's one thing I learned in this life is use the right tool for the right job.
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Sears sells the 36mm socket by itself
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:49 AM
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36 mm is pretty common for CV shaft nuts, so you should be able to pick up a Lisle, Craftsman, or other consumer grade socket for reasonable money, under 20 bucks

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Old 12-07-2010, 12:11 PM
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I know you're not asking but there is a 36mm wrench in your bike tool kit if you have one...

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autozone or advance should have a socket at a decent price. How often would you use a 1 7/16 anyway, just get the 36 and be right.

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A medium size pipe wrench will work.

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