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21/12/2014 21:16
Thanks to all involved in putting together a great dinner/awards nigth last night! Even got to re-live my youth in Cartys afterwards... Smile

21/12/2014 14:42
Good spin this morning. Plenty of wind to clear any sore heads. Missus wondering why I'm chopping so much firewood when we have a gas fire. I'm all about the core, baby!

21/12/2014 14:18
ST, your name was on that particular prize but unfortunately it is still on the missing list. Last seen doing the Marino Waltz.

21/12/2014 13:15
Young innocent Wheeler last seen at 3am. Heading Clontarf direction in the company of 3 females and a bearded guy. Any info to 1800 dwcc. Thanks.

21/12/2014 09:04
Jolly good Mr f was the gift the other half wheel.. Ho ho ho.

21/12/2014 02:10
Thanks to John and the lads for the splendid gift presented to me at the club Christmas party. It is an honour and privilege to cycle with all of you. Keep her lit!

17/12/2014 14:07
You will never make it on sticky with honesty like that. What about chopping down forests and eating wattbikes for lunch? Fiction beats reality every time!

17/12/2014 13:14
St program. Mon - ride 2 work, rest, eat bars. Tue, half wheeled by MR F. Wed, ride 2 work, rest, eat bars, Thursday, drive car to viewing point and sleep, Fri, rest and eat cake,

16/12/2014 16:58
As Michael Jackson used to say, man in the mirrow, take a look at yourself. St rests now till chalk, just will tick over till ed feb, then full on. Gcm

16/12/2014 16:19
I just looked in the mirror, ST. You are a bad man. I saw Billy Bunter staring back. Must obey sticky, 20 hours a week and plenty of wood chopping. See you in March.

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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

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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: 166
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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