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 Post subject: Torque wrench?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:27 pm 
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Thinking of buying one for my bike so doesn't need to be industrial!! Any ideas on a good one as I've found loads? Oh and not too expensive!!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:37 pm 
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Halfords stuff is always pretty good.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:39 pm 
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Went there today they had nothing that wasn't way too pricey!!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:44 pm 
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There's always machine mart, but they mainly sell rebadged Chinese made stuff and charge more for it. Returns policy is dubious too!

Screwfix sell anything?

You need to check that it measures low enough forces for bike stuff.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:46 pm 
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Checked screwix there all pretty brutal !! Didn't realise you can spend thousands on these tools!! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Torque wrench?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:55 pm 
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I have the Pedros torque wrench. Specially built for the usual bike torques. I think I paid something around 100$ for it. Not necessarily cheap but it doesn't break the bank either. Well worth the money if you put a few bikes together.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:57 pm 
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X-Tools one is alright, comes with all the bits needed for work on a bike, and will do most jobs on a MTB, only the square taper crank bolts need more torque I believe.
You've reminded me I should really get one for my bikes, especially modern carbon stuff, I don't expect I'll find one for under £30 though.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobi ... -prod55950


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:02 pm 
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Hi ya Jim , yeah was looking to spend no more than £60, I've seen one from topeak for £15 but looks a little basic!! Check it out!! http://www.tweekscycles.com/Product.do? ... tAod0VgAYQ


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:05 pm 
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Any good?: http://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/torq ... bits-30385


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:08 pm 
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Found quite a few round this price , just wouldn't mind finding out if anyone has any experiences with a certain brand !!


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