Re: [CR]that bolt!

Example: Framebuilders:Norman Taylor
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 06:22:25 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Fred Rafael Rednor" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]that bolt!
In-Reply-To: <>

> Oh good, its not just ME! I was beginning to wonder
     > tho - seemed kind of odd that a 13mm was slightly loose. Strangely enough, I think you'll find a fair number of "13mm" nuts and bolt heads are better fit by a 1/2" wrench. I would especially recommend trying the smaller 1/2" wrench on French bolts which always strike me as having been made from softer steel that Italian ones.
     Conversely, I've worked on a few bikes made to Imperial and/or American dimensions whose "9/16 inch" bolt heads were better fit by a 14mm wrench. It even made me wonder who was supplying fasteners for older American made Schwinns, for example.
     Best regards,
     Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia