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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:55 pm 
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Hi,

Does nyone know a torque setting for M5 bolt on skewers :

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The instructions don't mention anything and I would guess they have quite a narrow window of being to loose or rounding off ? :-(

WD :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:03 pm 
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Location: It's not easy being a dolphin.
Don't know the torque value, but the Halo ones strip the thread on the alloy first when really yanked up.

If it helps, they list 7 ft-lb
http://www.bikerumor.com/2013/01/01/qui ... x-skewers/


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:07 pm 
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Location: Near a tree, by a river in a hole in the ground....
The rear on my DH bike does up pretty tight, never worried about stripping it...


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:36 pm 
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Thanks guys :D

My chain of thought was that they wouldn't need to be stupid tight :

* Same thread and pitch as a ringle holey.
* Same tightening method as a ringle holey (turning rather then a traditional cam action).
* To get the same leverage / torque as a ringle holey, you would only need a small length hex wrench.

I will use the torque mentioned above and see how it 'feels' compared to a standard hex wrench :D

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