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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 10:10 pm 
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Been mulling over the idea of getting one for when I eventually get round to building up the bike as practically all of the nuts and bolts need tightening to exact torques.

Seen a model make by Clarke, the Pro235 model with a range of 3-20NM, which at around £80ish is a big saving over say the Topeak D-Torq which is around £160!

Any comments or recommendations would be appreciated.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:27 pm 
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I use a snap on tech angle for work and they're awesome, ranges from 6-136nm and does angles! Probably a bit overkill for a bike although I use it on mine.
Would imagine the draper etc ones would be fine, what about a normal torque wrench?, less to go wrong


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:35 pm 
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No real need for digital IME, it won't make it any more accurate. For that money I'd go for a Norbar, by far the best torque wrenches I've used and as much as I like Snap On tools I didn't really like their torque wrenches, the click is a bit wishy washy. Britool also make some nice ones too.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:43 pm 
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Same as that really, I've got a Clarke torque wrench that cost about £20 yrs ago, every time it's calibrated it's already bang on! The ratchet on its a bit pants but it ultimately it does the same job as my wrench that cost about 10 times as much


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:44 am 
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You don't need a digital torque wrench, maybe look at something like the BBB, x-tools, or Cyclo torque wrench kits, they seem to do from 2-20Nm which should be enough for most things on a bike. The only real areas that require more torque are things like bottom brackets or cranks.
I've used the x-tools wrench and it's been fine.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:42 pm 
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Surely in this day and age it should be possible to have one that takes video of the item being tightened, and sends it to your iPad over wi fi?

I am guessing the bike in question has a heap of carbon?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:33 pm 
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jimo746 wrote:
You don't need a digital torque wrench, maybe look at something like the BBB, x-tools, or Cyclo torque wrench kits, they seem to do from 2-20Nm which should be enough for most things on a bike. The only real areas that require more torque are things like bottom brackets or cranks.
I've used the x-tools wrench and it's been fine.


These seem like they are actually affordable - thank you!


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