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Adjustable torque wrench
Hi, any recommendations for a nice torque wrench, which could be adjustable within a reasonable range (relevant to bike repairs)?
URCERI Bike Torque Wrench 1/4 inch Drive Allen Key Steel Set of 9 (2.5/3/4/5/6/8/10mm T25 T30, 2-15 Nm)
from e.g. Amazon.
depends how much you want to pay. I got one from chain reaction for about £25 that does the job for my own use
edited 12 February
Nice? go for a Wera 1/4 drive one. Way nicer than any 'bike' ones.
I've got one of these badged as a different brand, does most jobs on the bike very nicely:
Bottom brackets etc will need a beefier higher range one although personally never used a torque wrench for hollowtech bottom brackets and never had an issue
of course, the biggest benefit of a torque wrench in cycling is to stop people swinging off hex keys like some gorilla, which in itself is a worthy objective for a manufacturer.
Generally click type wrenches are not particularly accurate anyway and the repeatability of actions poor but good enough for the intended purpose. And in a way thats about as much as can be expected. The manufacturer of your stem or seat post doesnt know which bike youre putting it in or what your handlebars are made of so the rating is just a guide.
Adding lubricants like grease or copperslip or loctite gives a different clamping force for any given torque. adding assembly paste decreases the clamping force required to overcome slip etc etc. So in the absence of a torque wrench just use your judgement.
Good blog about the use of torque wrenches on bikes:
So! No thanks from the OP. Bad form.