Hey boys, recommend a girl a torque wrench.
I have one of these: http://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/workshop-c15/torque-wrenches-c95/giant-tool-shed-torque-wrench-set-p204307?utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=ppc&utm_term=giant-tool-shed-torque-wrench-set-guk-950838&utm_campaign=froogle#261830
Seems fine. Think I paid £50 for it though so shop around.Posted 5 years agoOrange LadMember
depends what range of torque settings you have on your bike. I’ve got two one small one like
I use that for stem, handle bar, disc rotor bolts etc.
then I have
For the Raceface crank bolt, main pivot bolt and also for using on the car (would be a bit excessive otherwise).Posted 5 years agomrelectricSubscriber
Got a useful simple hex head one with the Canyon but finally stumped up for the brill Superstar one @£45. Covers all bits on th bike; up to 14nm.Posted 5 years agoorganic355Member
torque wrench. Cheap as possible
not a good idea
I got one of these and its been great.Posted 5 years agoirelanstMember
I wouldn’t bother with a budget one at all, it will be so inaccurate and the repeatability will be terrible. If it’s adjustable then no matter how good it is you need to check the setting on a torque analyser after any adjustent anyway. IMHO you would be better spending the money on a good set of hex keys (FACOM are good value vs. quality).
That said, if you really want one I find a torque driver more useful for bike use than a wrench and have a Lindstrom which is really very good, but expensive.Posted 5 years agoandylMember
My boyfriend said he was going to get me a torque wrench for Christmas but I think my Mum would explode with laughter. She is still struggling to understand why I was so happy with my Aldi toolkit.
For years I had a torque wrench on my birthday/Xmas list. My GF thought it was a rubbish present and would never buy it. 🙁
Last year I finally got my wish along with a big set of decent bits to use only with it and as soon as I got it on Xmas day I went round checking the torque on everything with a big grin on my face – that showed her! 😀Posted 5 years agotommo999Member
I got the Giant one, comes with allen’s and a torx bit. Pricey but well made and positive click ensuring correct torque.
I’m surprised by how low the settings are – I probably over tightened every single bolt on the bike before getting this!Posted 5 years agocompositeSubscriber
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Think I paid £50 for it though so shop around.
Found where I got my Giant one and it was £50.Posted 5 years ago
Unless you’re bike has cylinder head bolts on it,then you don’t really need a torque wrench…..
But if you are buying one,buy the most expensive one you can afford,cos if you’re going to buy & use one then you mght as well have one that’s accurate.So somethng around 100 notes.The cheap versus expensive tools argument is a no brainer,you really do get what you pay for with them…..Posted 5 years ago
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