Spoke wrenches are one of the various specialty wrenches that you’ll find of use when you try your hand on DIY repair and maintenance for bicycles. Also known as spoke keys or nipple wrenches, spoke wrenches are typically used to manipulate the wheel spokes that are found in the wheels of your bicycle. In some cases, the handles of spoke wrenches are unconventionally shaped so that users can get a better grip on them. With their shorter and unconventionally shaped handle, spoke wrenches can then be easily managed with a complete 360-degree turn even.
Spoke wrenches however aren’t the only type of wrench that you’ll use when something wrong with any part of the wheels or tires of your bicycle. In some cases, you may also need to use cone wrenches.
A cone wrench is a special kind of open end wrenchthat’s exceptionally thin and without much strength to it, which is why careful handling is a must when using cone wrenches. Thankfully, its larger than usual cone-shaped head makes handling of the tool easier. They are typically applied to the hubs of the bike’s wheels. Front hubs require 13mm cone wrenches while rear hubs typically need the use of 15mm cone wrenches.
If you want to be able to solve all the repair and maintenance problems of your bike, then there are many other kinds of tools besides wrenches that you’ll have to invest in. For easy shopping, consider checking out the website’s featured bike tool kits, which are pre-assembled to provide cyclists with basic biking tools.
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