Front wheel bearing adjuster nut spanners

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Front wheel bearing adjuster nut spanners

Postby alan.moore » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:38 pm

Having read through all the previous posts on this subject it is clear that, although the WNG parts books and maintenance manual show the double ended G1/55 & G1/55A sheet metal 'wheel bearing adjustment' spanners their 1 inch (1.010") jaw size (and their thickness) are too big to fit the WNG front wheel bearing adjusting nuts which are 7/16 whitworth / 0.817". 'Normal' spanners are just too thick to allow the bearing adjusting nut to be held whilst the locknut is tightened.

As with the rear wheel taper roller bearings there should be a bit of play, so holding the inner bearing adjuster nut whilst tightening the outer locknut is quite important for bearing life. (These bearings are quite expensive !)

I've made a couple of spanners from sheet steel which do the job but was wondering if anyone has come across an actual Ariel spanner produced for this purpose.

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Re: Front wheel bearing adjuster nut spanners

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:43 pm

HI i just grind down old spanners to fit :?: you find a lot at bike jumbles and sometimes you find the size you need

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Re: Front wheel bearing adjuster nut spanners

Postby simon.holyfield » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:04 pm

I've stumbled across this one too. There may be a post on it from a few years ago. If I recall correctly, I do have an Ariel spanner that fits but it's not one from the toolkit in the parts list...

I'll have a search tomorrow.
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Re: Front wheel bearing adjuster nut spanners

Postby john.nash » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:07 pm

Acme stainless do a pair but I think they do not fit the wng front bearings ?
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Re: Front wheel bearing adjuster nut spanners

Postby alan.moore » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:10 pm

John
Yes they are G1/55 & G1/55A for the WNG rears or front & rears on non WNG.
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Re: Front wheel bearing adjuster nut spanners

Postby john.nash » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:42 am

Ahh ... I have two slim terrys 7/16" whitworth spanners.
Exactly the same as these two, on EBAY:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/X2-VINTAGE-W ... Sw~15eclOe
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Re: Front wheel bearing adjuster nut spanners

Postby alan.moore » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:20 pm

Cheers John, just bought them


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