spoke wrench

A tool for securing or removing spokes by turning the nipple.

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • Spoke wrench — A spoke wrench or spoke key is a small wrench or tool used to increase or decrease the tension in the spokes of a bicycle wheel, sulky wheel, wheelchair wheel, or similar. A spoke wrench is sometimes called a nipple wrench, as it is the spoke… …   Wikipedia

  • Wrench — For other uses, see Wrench (disambiguation). A set of chrome vanadium metric wrenches, open at one end, box/ring at the other. This type is commonly known as a combination wrench. A wrench or spanner is a tool used to provide grip and mechanical… …   Wikipedia

  • wrench — [1] A device for removing nuts, bolts, and other fasteners. [2] A colloquial term for a mechanic or someone who is handy repairing engines. [3] To use a wrench tool. See adjustable wrench Allen wrench box wrench brake adjusting wrench brake… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Spoke — A spoke is one of some number of rods radiating from the center of a wheel (the hub where the axle connects), connecting the hub with the round traction surface. The term originally referred to portions of a log which had been split lengthwise… …   Wikipedia

  • Spoke nipple — A spoke nipple holds a bicycle wheel s rim to each spoke.The spoke nipple is a headed cylinder with threading on the inside through part of its length (there is an unthreaded lead in nearest the flats ). The nipples will fit in holes in the rim,… …   Wikipedia

  • Nipple wrench — can refer to: A Spoke wrench, a tool for tightening wheel spokes A Nipple wrench, a plumbing tool A Nipple wrench, a black powder firearm tool This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • Bicycle wheel — For the Marcel Duchamp installation, see Bicycle Wheel. The front wheel from a racing bicycle made using a Mavic rim …   Wikipedia

  • Bicycle tools — Various bicycle tools have evolved over the years into specialized tools for working on a bicycle. Modern bicycle shops will stock a large number of tools for working on different bicycle parts. This work can be performed by a trained bicycle… …   Wikipedia

  • nipple — [1] A fitting which is threaded to the end of a spoke. The nipple is seated in the holes of the rim and receive the threaded end of the spoke. The nipple has a slot at the top so that it can be quickly tightened a little, but the other end of the …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Wheel truing stand — A wheel truing stand is a specialized tool for straightening bicycle wheels. While individual models differ slightly, it consists of an axle stand on which the wheel can rotate and calipers, to measure slight deviations of the wheel s rim from… …   Wikipedia

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