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Anyone done one? 

 

Thinking of doing it to make life easier (I take my wheels off regularly to clean them etc). 

 

What I'd like to know is if I go for an 82mm kit to allow for 15mm spacers, will I need a separate kit if I decide to not use the spacers etc? 

 

Cheers 

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2 hours ago, dan101smith said:

No, you can use the same ones, the nuts just sit further down the thread. 

 

Cheers

 

Did kind of guess that; but wanted to ask

 

Mtec via eBay do a decent set; so will plum for those I think :) 

 

 

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Mounting wheels on a lug bolt hub sure can be a challenge all right.

 

Here's an alternative you might wish to consider. Buy an M12x1.5 bolt approx 100 mm long. Cut off the bolt head (hex) with a hacksaw. Then cut a slot  in the end ~5 mm deep across the diameter. Finally, grind the end into a bullet shape.

 

To mount a wheel

- screw the bolt into one of the lug holes in the hub - 4 or 5 finger twists is enough

- fit the wheel onto the hub over the bolt

- using the bolt as a pivot, rotate the wheel until it seats over the hub's centering cone/lip

- once in place on the lip the wheel will usually stay in place without support. Occasionally a light touch with one hand is needed until a lug bolt is started with the free hand.

I've found this method easier than mounting over studs, where one has to align all 5 studs to the wheel simultaneously.

 

If needed, one can use a blade screwdriver in the slot to turn out the bolt. But in the 5+ years I've used this method on my 530, I can't recall ever needing to do so. The bolt comes out easily by hand.

 

regards

RDL

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Now that my youthful strength has evaporated I do find it a struggle at times to hold a wheel in place while I try and locate the first wheel bolt , especially if I have been working on a tiring job. Sometimes it is possible to get one bolt in loosely and rotate the wheel to position the next one but the idea of a long bolt as per the above post is an excellent idea. To any of the weight lifters reading this with a smile I say wait until you get into your seventies!

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13 minutes ago, stevecvo said:

Now that my youthful strength has evaporated I do find it a struggle at times to hold a wheel in place while I try and locate the first wheel bolt , especially if I have been working on a tiring job. Sometimes it is possible to get one bolt in loosely and rotate the wheel to position the next one but the idea of a long bolt as per the above post is an excellent idea. To any of the weight lifters reading this with a smile I say wait until you get into your seventies!

 

Haha; even I find it fiddly at times, but never really struggled

 

But I do take the wheels off once a month at least, to clean them and will be swapping over onto my winter alloys soon enough, so to me, they'll just make life easier!

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