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Torque wrench(6 posts)

Torque wrenchbiker22
Aug 19, 2001 6:49 PM
Any suggestions for purchasing a good torque wrench for bike applications ?
re: Torque wrenchtirider
Aug 19, 2001 7:05 PM
I bought a Sears Craftsman with click settings that works for BB and crankarms. Smaller stuff I just go by feel.
re: Torque wrenchVictorChan
Aug 19, 2001 7:32 PM
I am using the one from Sears, Craftsman. 10ft per pound to 150ft per pound. It costs me $70. I have to say that it is VERY helpful. I have been redoing my Dura Ace crankset and BB installations and the wrench works wonder on the crankarm nuts. Normally, you want to stop turning once the nut feels harder to turn. In reality, you haven't turned hard enough. Without a torque wrench, you won't know. I set the torque to 40ft per pound and just tuned the nut away until I heard a loud click sound, the wrench telling me that I have just exceeded 40ft per sound torque. The wrench is pretty big and long, about 2 feet long, almost. Even your LBS does not use a torque wrench. Shame on them. :-)
Sears is the way to go and.....Shylock
Aug 19, 2001 8:13 PM
....if you have never owned a torque wrench, know that you should avoid dropping it. Doing so may render it an innacurate guage....

Feel the gin
re: Torque wrenchcycleguy
Aug 20, 2001 4:48 AM
I have the Park TW-2 0-600 inch lbs. Covers everthing I need.
You owe it to your tounge and cheek to check out...MrCelloBoy
Aug 20, 2001 6:56 AM
Sheldon Browns "Universal Tourque Wrench."
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tork-grip.html