torque wrench required- mtb not car!
£15 from TopeakPosted 4 years agomugsys_m8Subscriber
I bought an effetto supposedly bling one from wiggle. The bits aren’t well machined, the cut outs in the box used for other sets makes it look like something is missing, the magnet in the hole to hold the bits has come unstuck. Found out last night the 3mm allen head bit does not even fit 3mm allen heads………
…..Posted 4 years agoturneroundMember
norbar are the best. i got one of these:
from ebay for £50, it was a recalibrated one.Posted 4 years agoLord Felcham the IIIMember
You don’t need a bike specific one like the Park. Although, it is nice 🙂
Just get one that does fairly low 2Nm to 15Nm and something to fill the gap for the cassette/BB up to 50Nm. Job done.
It don’t need to be mega accurate and calibrated every week. But I really think a Torque wrench is worth having. You have no idea how tight something is just by feeling.Posted 4 years agostufiveMember
Ive got one of these seems very goodPosted 4 years ago
simonbea – Member
Mighty Torque Wrench
I just bought one of these seemed like a good buy to me £37.24
This looks to be the same as the Giant one that I have
And remarkably similar to my BBB wrench too.
For the record I wouldn’t be without it these days. Only bought it because of my carbon bars but use it for most things on the bike now. If it’s got a torque setting on it I’ll try and match it.Posted 4 years ago
You are prob right about the failed stuff I’ve never kept track
The only incidents I remember are people getting confused with in lb
And doing things up very tight.
But would be nice if they quoted the accuracy even my snap on ones only get 4-6 %
And even then not at the very bottom of the scale
To be fair anything is prob better than nothing at all
Of cource where the quoted figures on components are with lube/thread lock or not is a whole new issuePosted 4 years agoSuperficialMember
another vote for the Sealey one from amazon. its surprising how little you need to tighten bolts when you use a torque wrench!
I found the opposite! I bought a torque wrench to check I wasn’t overtightening my stem / bar clamps for my carbon bars. I was surprised to find that the suggested 5nm torque required significantly more force than I was used to using.Posted 4 years ago
The topic ‘torque wrench required- mtb not car!’ is closed to new replies.