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Torque Wrench?

hawkeye2hawkeye2 Posts: 28
edited October 2007 in MTB workshop & tech
Is it absolutely neccessary to use a torque wrench when tightening the front bolt axle to attach the front wheel onto the forks. There is a torque setting mentioned in the marzocchi manual, but can I just do it up snug as I do not have a torque wrench?



  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    well on some forks the drop outs have snapped through over tightening.
    if you know what 5 or 6Nm feels like then you will be fine. basically hold the allen key by the small end.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • wwjjttwwjjtt Posts: 204
    all bolds will have a torque max load and should not be adjusted over or you rish snapping them.
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