Torque wrench for carbon frame

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Torque wrench for carbon frame

Postby azzurribike » Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:30 pm

What brand how much and where?

I'm getting very nervous about my carbon frame and adjusting the seat height then tightening by "feel".

So suggestions on best wrench will be good.

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Postby sogood » Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:35 pm

Ritchey's Torqkey would be the most economical (I got mine from PBK). It's set to 5Nm and it's pretty much in the ballpark for most locations. Otherwise choose b/n Park Tools' products (two models for different torque ranges). The other option I've seen a few times in LBSs is Pro brand's offering. I suspect they are around the $100 mark. IIRC, Cell has them.
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Postby Deanj » Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:19 pm

I bought the pro branded one and seems pretty good the few times I've used it.

I was looking through the Bianco catalogue the other day and noticed they were selling a 1/4" drive one for about $90 so maybe worth a thought.

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Postby gclark8 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:48 pm

The BBB one has all the bits, for about the same $$.
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Postby ajh_ausnzcf » Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:28 pm

I've read someone suggested waiting for the new Park models 5 and 6 to come out, which will be early next year.

The Park torque wrenchs.

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Postby twizzle » Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:40 pm

If money is no object... then this would be a good choice.
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Postby azzurribike » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:45 am

Thanks folks, went in to my local "Tool" shop and ended up getting a Kinchrome for $90. Looks to be fine for the bike. Keep it local.

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Postby Boognoss » Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:03 pm

gclark8 wrote:The BBB one has all the bits, for about the same $$.


+1, I bought the BBB one today as it happens. :-)
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Postby sogood » Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:05 pm

Boognoss wrote:+1, I bought the BBB one today as it happens. :-)

Don't forget to make another entry in that Money Pit thread! :lol:
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Postby Boognoss » Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:52 am

sogood wrote:
Boognoss wrote:+1, I bought the BBB one today as it happens. :-)

Don't forget to make another entry in that Money Pit thread! :lol:


I stopped visiting that thread a long while back. It's too incriminating if SWMBO were to Google :oops: .
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