Homemade Adjustable Conewrech

Bike repair made easy and on the cheap

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Recently I began riding my bike some more, but I seemed to have too much trouble pushing the pedals. I was not any less out of shape than when last I rode, thanks to Georgia's excellent mountain trails, so I suspected my wheel bearings were at fault.

Sure enough, the hubs were worn, but to fix and adjust them I needed a cone wrench for the bike bearings. Ignoring the sound advice of this guy, I bought a cheap adjustable wrench at a pawn shop (only $3) and used my angle grinder to thin it down to about 2mm thick. It's not top professional quality, but for me it's great. Maybe you'd want to make one too if you need to fix your wheel on the cheap.

Lacking a vice, this is the setup I used to grind the wrench:

Here is the completed cone wrench:

Written on 6/8/2013
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