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Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
edited February 2009 in The workshop
How vital do we think it is to have a torque wrench these days, now that carbon components are more widely used?

I've just fitted new Ritchey WCS bars and matching seatpost and wondered if it was worth spending the extra on a decent tool? I've bought some Carbogrip so I shouldn;t need to overtighten the seatpost clamp, hopefully.

Any thoughts?
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  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,498
    I don't. I can however judge pretty accurately by hand how tight things need to be, thanks to 10 years of experience. People with less experience can't do this, so a torque wrench is a very good idea.
  • robbarkerrobbarker Posts: 1,367
    I think they're vital.
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