Eddie King wrote:
Be very aware that recommended torques can be exceeded if they were recommended dry.
Thanks....this was why I asked the question...have no previous experience with carbon but have a very good idea of what my face could end up like if they fail....
Please could you explain your comment i.e. at the moment they were assembled dry...but if I use the recommended Fibre paste how does that change the equation ?
And lubricating the bolts, if less torque is required to overcome the friction in the threads then more force is applied stretching the bolt/clamping the bars. Common sense shouts to me: as little torque as possible to stop the bars moving. With multiple bolt bar clamps, torque the bolts a little before moving on to the next finishing with an even overall torque.