Tire lever and spoke wrench.jpg
Device data
Manufacturing files https://www.youmagine.com/designs/spoke-wrench-and-tire-lever
Software license [ ]
Hardware license [ ]
Project data
Authors Paul Stlouis
Made? Yes
Replicated? No
Cost USD $ 0.38
Export to Open Know How Manifest
Page data
Type Device, Project
Keywords 3D printing, hand tools, spoke wrench, bike wheels
SDGs Sustainable Development Goals SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure
Authors Paul Stlouis
Kathy Nativi
Published 2015
License CC BY-SA 3.0
Affiliations Michigan_Tech's_Open_Sustainability_Technology_Lab
Language English (en)
Page views 110


Spoke Wrench and Tire Lever[edit | edit source]

Created by Paul StLouis

Abstract[edit | edit source]

  1. This OSAT consists of a spoke wrench and tire lever pair. The spoke wrench is used to loosen and tighten spokes on bike wheels when trying to true a wheel. The tire lever and spoke wrench are an appropriate OSAT because bikes in developing areas are nearly always repaired or re-purposed if they are damaged. If the wheel of a bike becomes damaged there are people who repair or "true" the wheel. The tire levers are used to assist in the tire removal process while the spoke wrench is used to tighten or loosen spokes to help true the wheel back to its original state.
  2. The completed spoke wrench and tire levers can be seen on the right
    Tire lever and spoke wrench.jpg

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

CAD Files

STL Files

Extra Parts

  • There are no other parts needed for this tool.

Tools needed[edit | edit source]

  1. MOST Delta RepRap or similar RepRap 3-D printer

Skills and knowledge needed[edit | edit source]

  • There is no special skills needed to make this tool.

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

  1. If any changes to the design want to be done, open the FreeCAD file and adjust the parameters.
  2. Slicing instructions for both the spoke wrench and tire levers
    1. Fill % = 60
    2. Speed = 70 mm/sec
    3. Layer Height = .10 mm
    4. No support needed.
  3. There is no assembly time

Common Problems and Solutions[edit | edit source]

No post processing is typically needed. The slots on the spoke wrench may shrink slightly during printing.

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

Cost of creating the spoke wrench

  *Filament needed: 2337 mm
  *At a cost of $0.00007/mm the total cost is $0.16

Commercial Equivalents

  *$8.20 ([1])

Saving amount

  *The savings are $8.04
  *The percentage of the cost savings is 98.05%

Cost of creating the tire lever pair (2)

  *Filament needed: 5588 mm
  *At a cost of $0.00007/mm the total cost is $0.38

Commercial Equivalents

  *$4.48 ([2])

Saving amount

  *The savings are $4.10
  *The percentage of the cost savings is 91.52%

Gallery[edit | edit source]