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MaddogIRL

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Torque Wrench (need one or not?) if so....what one?
« on: 14, August, 2017, 01:58:11 PM »
Guys,


I'm thinking of getting a torque wrench.A few creaks coming from the bike that I suspect may be from over tightened bolts.
I'll be removing, cleaning, greasing and refitting a number of parts and thought a torque wrench is probably a must have.


Any suggestions? I'm read some useful reviews but just wondering what you good people use?!


Thanks


Brian

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Re: Torque Wrench (need one or not?) if so....what one?
« Reply #1 on: 14, August, 2017, 02:30:18 PM »
I have a torque wrench. Funny enough I find it handiest for the long handle i.e. the leverage trying to undo stuff that's seized more than applying the correct torque setting. I kinda still go by how I used to service scuba dive gear i.e. tighten it up with just an allen key/hex head wrench and then "nip it tight" without too much force (i.e. not weld it!). Haven't drowned or had any stuff come seriously undone on the bike yet. Haven't really felt the need to check torque settings as per spec.

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Re: Torque Wrench (need one or not?) if so....what one?
« Reply #2 on: 14, August, 2017, 02:37:30 PM »
I always use a torque wrench for nipping up bolts on the bike, and anything else really I'm working on (Comes with the territory of being an Engineer and being OCD about these things). It's more important on carbon bikes / components so that you aren't over tightening on the material. For most bolts on the bike, you'll only need 5nM. I've got one of these for keeping in the back of the car and it's very handy. It's preset to 5nM so no working out how to set the torque value and comes with a range of heads to nip up pretty much everything on the bike. It's good quality too, which is important as no torque wrench it better than a poor quality one.

https://www.alltricks.com/F-11929-outillage/P-170962-topeak_torque_wrench_nano_torqbar_5nm_5_functions

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Re: Torque Wrench (need one or not?) if so....what one?
« Reply #3 on: 15, August, 2017, 12:45:37 PM »
 Thats a handy little tool that Conor linked to.
I decided to go with a torque wrench because I have a tendancy to tighten the bejaysus out of bolts & thought I might need it for things other than the bike.

 
For something like a torque wrench, Id like to have confidence in it. Teng make good quality tools for a reasonable price:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Teng-1492AGE-5-25nm-4-inch-Torque/dp/B000Y8J2CA/ref=sr_1_3?s=diy&ie=UTF8&qid=1502795347&sr=1-3&keywords=teng+torque+wrench

 

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Re: Torque Wrench (need one or not?) if so....what one?
« Reply #4 on: 15, August, 2017, 11:41:31 PM »
Guys thanks for all the posts. I'm leaning Dave's suggestion.


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Re: Torque Wrench (need one or not?) if so....what one?
« Reply #5 on: 16, August, 2017, 11:31:15 AM »
I have this one https://www.torpedo7.co.nz/products/T7TOWN0WS/title/torpedo7-1-4-inch-drive-torque-wrench-set  and it is a great tool to have in the box for stripping down the bike.


Here is the identical unit on CRC but branded differently http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/ie/en/x-tools-pro-torque-wrench-and-bit-set/rp-prod55950


A must in my view.

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Re: Torque Wrench (need one or not?) if so....what one?
« Reply #6 on: 16, August, 2017, 08:24:48 PM »
Thats a handy little tool that Conor linked to.
I decided to go with a torque wrench because I have a tendancy to tighten the bejaysus out of bolts & thought I might need it for things other than the bike.

 
For something like a torque wrench, Id like to have confidence in it. Teng make good quality tools for a reasonable price:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Teng-1492AGE-5-25nm-4-inch-Torque/dp/B000Y8J2CA/ref=sr_1_3?s=diy&ie=UTF8&qid=1502795347&sr=1-3&keywords=teng+torque+wrench
I have the same.  Great tools teng


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