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XT Hub Cone Adjustment
#1
Right, Im proper fooked off with my rear hub coming loose.

Thankfully Longjon tightened my hub pre Fowlmead Race 2, and since its gotten even looser.

For some reason my current toolage doesnt fit the very thin locknut etc needed to get this tightened/adjusted - whereas they did fit on my old Deore Hub.

Please could someone advise what size spanners I need for this, as Im simply going to buy 2x proper park cone wrenches and have done with it.

I believe its 17mm - but even Longjon had issues IIRC and needed an adjustable spanner.

Thanks
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#2
the 08's are 18mm spanners according to STW : <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/xt-rear-hub-nuts-keeps-loosening">http://www.singletrackworld.com/forum/t ... -loosening</a><!-- m -->

that link may be your answer ... something about having to stick an allen key to do the lock ring and tightening up with a spanner
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#3
I know nothing about cones but have them so need to learn. I wonder why yours is coming loose and no one elses, if its just a lock ring bit or something perhaps put on some loctite?
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#4
Im reading that people are putting loctite on them.

Needs to be done, was shocked at how loose theve become after Jon tightened it for me.

sounds like a technical process but it actually isnt - you just need the right tools (which I dont)

Will get 2 of these I reckon:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Cone-Spanner-Iceto...1|294%3A50
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#5
BMJBOY,

Do you want me to bring the loctite on thursday,

LongJon
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#6
&quot;Longjon&quot; Wrote:BMJBOY,

Do you want me to bring the loctite on thursday,

LongJon

Yes please - What I'll do is (if OK) tighten them up and loctite with you tomorrow and acertain what spanners I need, then buy them after tomorrow.

Steve suggests 18mm, but all Shimano manuals are syaing 17mm.... so Im confused.
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#7
&quot;BMJBOY&quot; Wrote:Yes please - What I'll do is (if OK) tighten them up and loctite with you tomorrow and acertain what spanners I need, then buy them after tomorrow.

Steve suggests 18mm, but all Shimano manuals are syaing 17mm.... so Im confused.

grab a 17/18 one and be sure !, i was only going on the STW post i linked to ...  there are a few ideas on there about getting them put did you have a look ?
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#8
&quot;TooYoungToKnow&quot; Wrote:grab a 17/18 one and be sure !, i was only going on the STW post i linked to ...  there are a few ideas on there about getting them put did you have a look ?

Yes, loctite - as Im doing tomorrow with Jon.

Theres a 17/18 spanner set on Ebay for about £3 - I'll get a pair.
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#9
Which size do I need?..... and how many?

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Model...elID=10200
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#10
the idea is to go for the smallest possible spanner that will fit ... so if longjons 17mm fitted go for them !
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