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Mrs_Felt
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Torque Wrench

Postby Mrs_Felt » Sun Mar 10, 2013 17:19 pm

Hi

Now "despite" being a woman, I am lookin to get bit more hands on with my bike.

I have just ordered the Zen book of road bike maintenance, but I will need a torque wrench.

Nor from what I can see this seems a good deal

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/380551716177? ... 1423.l2649

As it looks identical to the Pedros one:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=26733

Will this be ok? I already have a ritchley torque key (5nm) but from what I can see everything on my bike is 6nm+?

Don't want to waste my money :evil: Thanks

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Re: Torque Wrench

Postby declan1 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 17:22 pm

Got one of these - it's really good.

http://www.parker-international.co.uk/1 ... rench.html

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Re: Torque Wrench

Postby metronome » Sun Mar 10, 2013 17:34 pm

That looks like the BBB one I got from Ribble. Doesn't show the case in the photo but it's also the same. Really great tool.

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/showpart. ... 0000000000
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Re: Torque Wrench

Postby declan1 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 17:37 pm

metronome wrote:That looks like the BBB one I got from Ribble. Doesn't show the case in the photo but it's also the same. Really great tool.

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/showpart. ... 0000000000


Click on the photo ;)

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Re: Torque Wrench

Postby Mrs_Felt » Sun Mar 10, 2013 17:54 pm

So would you say the one you suggest would be betters than the Pedro's ones?

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Re: Torque Wrench

Postby declan1 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 18:01 pm

Mrs_Felt wrote:So would you say the one you suggest would be betters than the Pedro's ones?


I don't have experience of the Pedro's ones, but I can tell you that the BBB one is very good.

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Re: Torque Wrench

Postby Flasher » Sun Mar 10, 2013 18:23 pm

Mrs_Felt wrote:Hi

Now "despite" being a woman, I am lookin to get bit more hands on with my bike.

I have just ordered the Zen book of road bike maintenance, but I will need a torque wrench.

Nor from what I can see this seems a good deal

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/380551716177? ... 1423.l2649

As it looks identical to the Pedros one:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=26733

Will this be ok? I already have a ritchley torque key (5nm) but from what I can see everything on my bike is 6nm+?

Don't want to waste my money :evil: Thanks


These both look like you'd need to buy the bits in addition, the BBB is excellent and comes boxed with the bits.

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Re: Torque Wrench

Postby ChrisAOnABike » Sun Mar 10, 2013 18:38 pm

Just out of interest, does anyone compare their torque wrench against other ones for consistency/accuracy?
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Re: Torque Wrench

Postby sungod » Sun Mar 10, 2013 19:31 pm

yep, i check mine (sealey stw1012) against a calibrated one at work, it's stayed within 0.5Nm for over 2 years now
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Re: Torque Wrench

Postby patrickf » Sun Mar 10, 2013 20:23 pm

That original torque wrench on eBay looks like it starts a little on the high side at 6-30nm. This isn't going to help you much with the many 4-5nm bolts on a bike.

I'd first look for something that starts lower. I'd also get a wrench that comes with a calibration certificate.

To add to the list of "recommended" wrenches above, I have this one and find it does the job well: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Norbar-TruTorque-certificate-calibration-England/dp/B002BIPF6I

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Re: Torque Wrench

Postby curium » Sun Mar 10, 2013 22:39 pm

Which is easier to get 'bits' for; 3/8"-drive or 1/4/"-drive ?

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Re: Torque Wrench

Postby keef66 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:01 am

curium wrote:Which is easier to get 'bits' for; 3/8"-drive or 1/4/"-drive ?


Both widely available. I'd have thought 1/4" drive plenty beefy enough for bike use. (I tend to use 1/2" drive stuff on the cars)

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Re: Torque Wrench

Postby Bigbud » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:27 am

Sealey for me too :D No point buying a torque wrench if its no calibrated IMHO :)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sealey-STW1012- ... B000RO1ZCG

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Re: Torque Wrench

Postby giant man » Mon Mar 11, 2013 14:00 pm

+1 for the BBB stuff Mrs_Felt, nice torque wrench.
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