A 15 mm wrench? What happened to the 6 inch adjustable? Much more universal, light, and fits in your pocket if you are willing to tolerate the rapid death of the pocket.
Or for those more exotic repairs, the sawed-off 12 inch that Milt Raymond used to carry?
--- In Geared_hub_bikes@yahoogroups.com, Steven Johnson <ebatnye@...> wrote:
> There a plenty of places around Annapolis that can handle besides the the shops you mentioned. IGH bikes are not that uncommon. Most of the older hubs are just gummed up from sitting for a long time. More important than the shop is the person doing the work. I have seen plenty of on the job training "bikes are groovy" mechanically inept at REI as I have seen at any other local shop. With College Park Bikes/Mt Airy at least you will pay enought that by the third time back they might get it adjusted right (helps to get enough torque on the axle bolts).
> Just the fact that you have a repair stand and can access tech data online shows that it is not that difficult to do the work. On the road, notÂ having a 15mm can be a show stopper. I have tried cutting tubes, but could not get a good enough air seal by tying or gluing the ends to make it work.
> Steve, riding and fixing flats on the road all around Anne Arundel County