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03/03/2015 13:12
Ok, so a Snickers used to be a Marathon and a Star was previously a Nunch and before that a Lunch. Maybe Picnic was Lunch? Very confusing!

03/03/2015 09:45
It,s on p/h oct w/e, Ken reps the dwcc at 40km runs. I ran 1988, 3.18.56 should of got a sub 3 drove on a bike from that am from Galway Garda station after being on duty and on beer that night

02/03/2015 23:44
Think of all the bars you ate over the years, ST, and use visualisation to identify the wrappers. Similar to goal setting in sport psychology. You ran one of them years ago.

02/03/2015 21:30
What was a Snickers known as? And a Star Bar? My grandad told me as I am way too young to remember.

02/03/2015 21:27
Definitely Trigger Bars in a previous life. Also known as Flash Bars in the Butcher Boy.

02/03/2015 21:18
Mr f a comp a day keeps a tourist at bay. Orla you are too young to remember what a comp was called before. Mr f a comp if you get this one, no google allowed.

02/03/2015 18:02
So chomps it is from now on! Poor ST would have given his left leg for a chomp on Sunday and it was just a training spin.

02/03/2015 17:58
I was sneaking back to the car for chomps ciaran!

02/03/2015 10:28
Darragh, it might be better to link the photos on the Lally/Gallahar thread on forum. Will disappear from shoutbox very quickly.

02/03/2015 01:30
Well done Orla! I thought you were sneaking back to the car when I saw you.

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Torque Wrench / Workstand
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Posted on 07-06-2010 12:31
Maillot Blanc

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Howdy boys and girls,

I'm looking to add to my inventory a torque wrench, and am just wondering if any of you might have any recommendations or advice for me?, I've noticed that some can be quite pricey but I've seen a BBB one there for 60quid with half a dozen fittings which looks like it would do the job?

Also I'm looking to get hold of a decent workstand too, so if anyone has any recommendations here or is even selling one I like to hear from ya!

Thanks again folks!

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Posted on 07-06-2010 16:20
Lanterne Rouge

Posts: 22
Joined: 19.10.09

Hi Gavin,
This is the workstand I have it is quite sturdy. Some on the market are a bit flimsy. The one advantage I found for a workstand is I am more likely to wash and repair the bike and the built in tool tray is handy for holding all the nuts, screws and bolts you have left over after re-assembling your bike!

I went for an expensive torque wrench as entry level models often do not have the durability or reliability of calibration. Like all measuring devices torque wrenches require a system of testing to ensure calibration is within acceptable ranges. However all that said, I only use mine for assessing the torque I have applied by hand tighening. So far I have not reached the max torque settings for each component (cautious bike mechanic!). A torque wrench is an essential tool for a heavy handed mechanic but it also can be used to identify which type you are.
The stand is 89 and the wrench is 149
Edited by KieranMcI on 07-06-2010 19:35
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Posted on 08-06-2010 16:54
Maillot Blanc

Posts: 75
Joined: 11.11.07

Got that one recently and quite happy withit and it was only 36 Euro
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Posted on 08-06-2010 23:05
Maillot Blanc

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Hi Gents,

Thanks for the input, Kieran your always a safe bet for the tech info! I agree I would only want it to insure saddle or headset adjustments are torqued correct and the workstand for cleaning mostly too!, and Andreas thanks also, nearly half saved off the price of that torque wrench, I could hardly say no!

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Posted on 14-06-2010 21:46
Maglia Gialla

Posts: 168
Joined: 18.05.08


I see lidl have torque wrench on sale this week - might be worth investigating. Anyone want to volunteer a carbon frame for testing ?! ;-)

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Posted on 15-06-2010 20:36
Lanterne Rouge

Posts: 22
Joined: 19.10.09

With a torque range of 42Nm- 210Nm the first touch will be the last.......
A suitable bike torque range should typically be between 2Nm- 20Nm. Leave the automotive tools to your local grease monkeys. Anyone likely to purchase a wrench like this one probably lists a hammer and chisel amoung their favourite bike tools.Shock
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Posted on 16-06-2010 23:33
Maglia Gialla

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Thanks for the clarification Kieran!
(will never get anyone to volunteer a frame for testing now ;-) )
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