Keo Blade spindle tool

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ParisCarbon
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by ParisCarbon

Hi everyone,
I noticed my pedal ticking again and noticed that the spindle had turned about 1 turn out... On talking to a few online shops there seems to be a special tool that is needed to tighten the spindle which I cant find anywhere... is there an alternative tool for tightening?
Thanks

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743power
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by 743power

18mm 12pt box wrench
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Kayrehn
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by Kayrehn

If the noise is a result of the spindle being loose, you better get it tightened fast - it's plastic on plastic there and pressure from cranking on it when it's loose can cracking the body easily. Use a bit of loctite on it to ensure it stays tight. Do not over-tighten it too!

ParisCarbon
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by ParisCarbon

I emailed look and they told me it was a 19mm

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Calnago
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by Calnago

It is 19mm. I've pulled them apart before.
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743power
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by 743power

Critical typo there. Sorry!
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ParisCarbon
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by ParisCarbon

NP :D

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