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Deformed tracknutsPdxMark
May 27, 2003 12:59 PM
My new Pista has its stock tracknuts, but one of them is a bit malformed. There's a bulge on a couple of the nut faces, as if the nut was mashed a bit when the washer was pressed onto the nut. I had ordered a couple spare track nuts from Harris Cyclery. One was in good shape, but another was deformed like the stock tracknut. The deformed one is on the right. (I've emailed HarrisCyclery)

The hitch is that a Park 15mm peanut butter wrench won't fit over the deformed nuts. In fact, I wouldn't have noticed but for the PB wrench. No point to be made, other than your 15 mm wrench might not fit over your tracknuts when you're out on the road someday...
re: Deformed tracknutsDave Hickey
May 27, 2003 1:51 PM
I can't see the bulge from your picture but it looks like two different nuts. I've bought 15mm nuts from a hardware store only to find that my park 15mm wouldn't work either. The OD of the nut was larger than my standard track nuts.
re: Deformed tracknutssnakedust
May 27, 2003 3:46 PM
you have a good point. i had the same problem a couple of months ago. i had a flat and found to my horror that my wrench would not fit. i had to force the wrench onto the track nut. later when i got back home i filed the bulge off.

i know that it is a crime to take a file to your pista stuff, but it will work.
Deformations circledPdxMark
May 27, 2003 4:33 PM
You can see the bulges here.
ThanksDave Hickey
May 28, 2003 6:39 AM
It's very clear. Have you tried filing them down?
I thought this post was going to be about people! nmdzrider
May 28, 2003 7:35 AM
That thread's on the NASCAR forum nmPdxMark
May 28, 2003 8:55 AM