- Do I need a torque wrench?
Just got myself some Truvativ Stylo cranks with their GXP bottom bracket, also have Truvativ Elita cranks on my crosser – which hasn’t, as yet, needed any maintenance. Do I need a torque wrench for installation and fettling, looking at the instructions it seems I do 😕
If so any recommendations?Posted 9 years agomrmoMember
you don’t need a Torque wrench, and if you go that route you must not switch your brain off and assume the torque wrench is right. They do break, they do wear out, they do go out of calibration.
Use a decent allen key and do it up snug, you should be fine.
End of the day it is your call though.Posted 9 years agobombermanMember
i don’t think so. every bolt on your bike has a reccomended torque setting but i’ve never used a torque wrench. just gotta make sure you don’t nip things up so tight that you damage the threads. But if you can afford it and think you’ll use it often enough then go for itPosted 9 years ago
You don’t really need one if you have any form of mechanical sympathy and a brain between your ears. I’ve got 2 (I like tools, OK!) that I’ve bought for other stuff and the only thing I regularly use them for on a bike is doing up casette lockrings. Cassettes with alloy carriers/lockrings like SRAM PG990s can deform if you do them up too tight.
But otherwise, I’ve never had a problem
You’d be better spending a few quid on a tin of copper grease and dabbing a bit on all your bolt threads before you tighten them up, especially disc rotor bolts. That will hepl in the long run, believe me!Posted 9 years ago
You’d be better spending a few quid on a tin of copper grease and dabbing a bit on all your bolt threads before you tighten them up, especially disc rotor bolts. That will hepl in the long run, believe me!
Copper grease on rotor bolts? Believe you? Threadlock (Loctite, 243 IIRC) is the stuff you should use…Posted 9 years ago
Copper grease on rotor bolts? Believe you? Threadlock (Loctite, 243 IIRC) is the stuff you should use…
Yeah. It stops them siezeing. Loctite ain’t necessary.
Been using it, ohh, 20-odd years on pretty much everything I work on that I value. Then when you need to take it apart again, it will, no problems
🙂Posted 9 years ago
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