- Good Bike Torque Wrench?
This 2nm – 14nm torque wrench is exactly the same as the pedros branded £80+ torque wrench and comes with hex bits and a protective case, perfectly decent for home bike use.
Or something like this may get more use as it is very handy and preset with the most used 5nm torque setting for the likes of bars, seatpost clamps, stem bolts & faceplates etc.Posted 4 years ago
Thanks for your reply thats exactly what I need it for, I think 5nm will be all I need. They both look great quality tools trying to think if the wrench is worth the money difference tho. Like if i can use the torque tool to sort 90% of my problems then I don’t think I would go with the wrench. Guna wait for more members to comment thanks for your reply.Posted 4 years agocrashtestmonkeyMember
Ive got a Ritchey Torque key which I assume Superstar have
shamelessly ripped offbeen inspired by, 5nm is sufficient for all the stuff you’d worry about and has had rave reviews since it came out.
Every time someone buys a SSC product a crow scratches a baby’s face and a fairy drowns in a kittens tears.Posted 4 years ago
Looking for a good cheapish torque wrench as I dont wana risk braking bolts on my bike. Don’t have much knowledge on torque wrenches and I don’t want anything like nasa would use just something good quality and reasonably accurate. preferably something around £30 as money is tight but could stretch to £50 If it is worth it. Any suggestions?Posted 4 years agoslowclimbMember
I was after a torque wrench the other week for exactly the same things, face plates, seat posts etc and I bought this: http://www.topeak.com/products/Homeshop-Tools/combotorq_bit_setPosted 4 years ago
Seems spot on so far.
thanks for your reply snow climb, I am a great admirer of toppeaks product I have a topeak pump and although has nothing todo with torque wrenches has lasted me years and is cheap. I have read the reviews of the wrench you posted and they seem to be great. I think I will go for this I don’t think I can go wrong for £17. A lot of people are telling me to pay £50 plus for a wrench but for what I want it for I don’t think that is the right choice. Thanks again thinking of buying it!Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
The trouble with torquefingers is it takes a while to calibrate them, and you do this by stripping threads/breaking bolts. I have a full set but if I didn’t i’d be getting one of those little wrenches.
But anyway, the other thing is, don’t slavishly trust a torque wrench. A mate of mine bought one and became the king of krossthreadland overnight, it’s as if it switches off the part of the brain that says “This ain’t right”. It’s not clicked so keep going! The bars don’t feel tight but the wrench says they are so I’ll just go off this dropppaaaargh. It’s not a replacement for a bit of sense, just a useful addition.Posted 4 years agoMoseyMTBMember
That Topeak one us £13.49 at Halfords.
I just picked one up.
http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_categoryId_242558_productId_920043_langId_-1?cm_mmc=GooglePPC-_-Google%20Product%20Search-_-Bike%20Parts%20%26%20Accessories%2FBike%20Maintenance%20%26%20Tools%2FBike%20Tools-_-Topeak%20Torque%20Wrench%20%26%20Bit%20Set&source=ppc&adtype=%7Badtype%7D&%7Bcopy:_$ja%7D&%7Bifdyn:_$$ja=tsid:35588%7D%7Bifpe:_$$ja=ad=pe%7D&_$$ja=cgid:2677030804%7Ctsid:35522%7Ccid:74434564%7Clid:42799614604%7Cnw:%7Bifsearch:search%7D%7Bifcontent:content%7D%7Ccrid:10353945964%7Cdvc:%7Bdevice%7D%7Cadp:%7Badposition%7D%7Cbku:1&gclid=CI7Pj9v_5bkCFU5f3godkTkA_QPosted 4 years ago
Thought I would open this post up again as I am still wondering weather or not to get a torque tool/wrench. My question is this for no more than £50, is a torque tool/ wrench better than a trusty alan key for faceplates mainly? Sadly to many mixed opinions have put me of buying one and still winding the old allan key!Posted 4 years agovincienupSubscriber
+1 for keeping it indoors. Also, remember to wind it back to zero when you’re done rather than leaving it at torque – isn’t a problem with tools in daily use but will lead to inaccuracy in occasional tools.
I got a cheap one from ze Germans out of the savings on a set of tyres and cassette…
Very much like this, in fact (except I remember it being a good fiver cheaper…)Posted 4 years agovincienupSubscriber
Also, remember to nip things up finger tight and then do an opposing pattern like you would for a cylinder head etc when doing things like rotors and faceplates …Posted 4 years ago
I use mine for everything I know a torque for.
Is it better? Depends how inclined to overtighten you are.
It’s certainly peace of mind.
Some would argue essential for super light and carbon parts, some will call snake oil…
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