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  • Bike toolbag torque wrench?
  • prettygreenparrot
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    I’ve a great torque wrench in my toolbox. Same model I used to use to service expensive medical imaging equipment. But it is too heavy and bulky for taking on trips or a ride.

    What portable torque wrenches do folks have experience of and recommend?

    leegee
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    I have a Effetto Mariposa Giustaforza that I practically stole from Ebay. Its been superb.

    Giustaforza 2-16 Pro – Torque wrench

    prettygreenparrot
    Full Member

    🤔 That Topeak set looks like a bunch of surgical instruments.

    Kramer
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    I’ve got the Topeak one. The only criticisms I have is that the torque bit isn’t as accurate as it used to be and the elastic has perished so the bits fall out quite easily. It’s a great tool otherwise.

    dyna-ti
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    I have a Effetto Mariposa Giustaforza that I practically stole from Ebay. Its been superb.

    Giustaforza 2-16 Pro – Torque wrench

    I have that one too, well the standard non ratcheting version, with the smaller head size. Very good indeed.

    Nice having a bit of quality.

    tuboflard
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    I’ve got this one from Lezyne;

    TORQUE DRIVE

    Nicely made although the handle is a bit fiddly. But works well.

    grimep
    Free Member

    I’ve got the Feedback Sports Range torque wrench, 2-14Nm. It’s the only tool I pack on a ride, my Topeak Alien from back in the day is brilliant but I never need it and it’s heavy.

    The torque wrench is a bit Xmas – cracker tbh, I don’t really trust it though that’s just gut feeling, I stick to my 1/4″ digital torque guage if I need low numbers .

    Having said that it’s a nice but of kit, saved my bacon a couple of times, RRP is ridiculous but if you can find it discounted it’s a good bit of kit

    Maybe the accuracy is alright, it’s good enough for an emergency on the trail, and tbh how accurate do you need to be? Seat post slipping? Stem bolts loose? Tighten it up a bit. You get a feeling for the right tightness tbh

    5lab
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    The silca set is a pricy thing of beauty

    T-Ratchet + Ti-Torque Kit 2nd Generation

    midlifecrashes
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    X-Tools Pro Mini Torque Wrench w 4/5/6Nm Sleeves

    I have one of these, branded Lifeline. I just carry the L shaped wrench and the 5Nm module with the bits in my saddlebag.

    prettygreenparrot
    Full Member

    Thanks, I’ll check these out.

    You get a feeling for the right tightness tbh

    well, yes and no. There’s a fair degree of tolerance on most bicycle components I expect. But that ‘feeling’ can be misleading as a €6,000 component on a machine I had to repair showed. It had been mangled by someone who either didn’t use a torque wrench or figured it needed more than one click at the right torque 🤦🏻‍♂️.

    noeffsgiven
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    I use the Topeak nano torqbox DX, 4, 5 and 6nm torque bits in a small plastic case with room for 5 bits to suit your needs, I’ve got 3,4,5,6mm & T25 in mine,  the torque bits fit onto a 5mm Allen key,  there’s also an adjustable torque version now so no need to carry 3 separate ones.

    prettygreenparrot
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    I spotted a new wrench, to me, in the STW magazine today – Granite ROCKNROLL TQ 2-10Nm.

    MadBillMcMad
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    PGP (one for the techies 😊) just pipped me to it. They are remarkably cheap. I struggle to think that they can be much good

    defblade
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    I can’t remember off-hand if I’ve got the 5 or 6Nm version of this tucked in my saddlebag, but to me either is likely fine for most/any torque-sensitive adjustments I’m likely to have to make on the move; very small and slim with a choice of bits stored inside too: Topeak nano

    sv
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    Link doesnt work but Venzo 1/4 drive torque wrench on Amazon. Its a tiny beam torque wrench, been very handy and you can see the torque level increasing as you tighten.

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