Torque wrench for carbon frame

Workshop tales, trials and disasters.
Maintenance tips, techniques and myths.
Technical discussion, description and outright lies

Torque wrench for carbon frame

Postby azzurribike » Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:30 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.
azzurribike
 
Posts: 212
Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:20 am
Location: WA

by BNA » Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:35 pm

BNA
 

Postby sogood » Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:35 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.
Bianchi, Ridley, Montague, GT, Garmin and All things Apple :)
RK wrote:And that is Wikipedia - I can write my own definition.
User avatar
sogood
 
Posts: 16796
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:31 am
Location: Sydney AU

Postby Deanj » Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:19 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.
Deanj
 
Posts: 1698
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:03 pm
Location: Adelaide

Postby gclark8 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:48 pm

The BBB one has all the bits, for about the same $$.
Cheers,
George.
User avatar
gclark8
 
Posts: 954
Joined: Sat May 14, 2011 7:09 am
Location: Bassendean, WA

Postby ajh_ausnzcf » Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:28 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.
User avatar
ajh_ausnzcf
 
Posts: 408
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:16 am
Location: North Perth West

Postby twizzle » Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:40 pm

If money is no object... then this would be a good choice.
I ride, therefore I am.
...real cyclists don't have squeaky chains...
User avatar
twizzle
 
Posts: 6382
Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:45 am
Location: Taking a break.

Postby azzurribike » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:45 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.
azzurribike
 
Posts: 212
Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:20 am
Location: WA

Postby Boognoss » Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:03 pm

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


+1, I bought the BBB one today as it happens. :-)
Avanti Quantum, Salsa Casseroll, Specialized Tricross
Image
User avatar
Boognoss
Super Mod
Super Mod
 
Posts: 5671
Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:45 am
Location: Castle Hill, NSW

Postby sogood » Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:05 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:
Bianchi, Ridley, Montague, GT, Garmin and All things Apple :)
RK wrote:And that is Wikipedia - I can write my own definition.
User avatar
sogood
 
Posts: 16796
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:31 am
Location: Sydney AU

Postby Boognoss » Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:52 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: .
Avanti Quantum, Salsa Casseroll, Specialized Tricross
Image
User avatar
Boognoss
Super Mod
Super Mod
 
Posts: 5671
Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:45 am
Location: Castle Hill, NSW


Return to The Shed

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Duck!



Support BNA
Click for online shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Cycling Express Cycling Express
Ebay Ebay AU
ProBikeKit ProBikeKit UK
Evans Cycles Evans Cycles UK
JensonUSA Jenson USA
JensonUSA Competitive Cyclist