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26/11/2014 08:47
A good day to St won't be spotted, then you might not make it home, there is a disadvantage to being under cover

25/11/2014 18:44
Willie, best wishes on a happy 95th birthday. Congratulations!

25/11/2014 15:41
The whole country is drinking ditchwater. I am coming on... made it into the hallway today. Race definitely too soon for me. Are you listening Jimmy Lally???

25/11/2014 15:23
No need to revert to the same old bull s. Had to drink the ditch water to make it home I was that bad. Some say a new hero is born. Liam watch out your title under pressure

25/11/2014 14:59
He's waffling again, Willie. That mystery illness that strikes at this time every year has visited poor ST again. No power in his legs. You could set your clock by it!

25/11/2014 14:19
Happy birthday willie great to see it. You are better condition than me after I was bashed out the road and left behind by someone who says he is not going well. More bluff

25/11/2014 12:41
Happy birthday Willie. Another milestone amongst many! Best wishes from all the Farrells.

25/11/2014 10:23
There's lads in the club can't even count to 95. Congrats to Willie.

25/11/2014 07:47
Many congrats to our club president Willie Marks who celebrates his 95th birthday today!! Smile

24/11/2014 18:43
Update re Christmas Party. Payment etc. See thread. John

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


Posts: 55
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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!

Gav
 
KieranMcI
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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!

http://roseversand.com/accessories/care-maintenance/assembly-stands/assembly-stands/xtreme-assembly-stand-s-3000.html?cid=156&detail=10&detail2=670

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.
http://roseversand.com/accessories/care-maintenance/tools/tools/topeak-d-torq.html?cid=156&detail=10&detail2=19015
The stand is 89 and the wrench is 149
Edited by KieranMcI on 07-06-2010 19:35
 
andreas
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Posted on 08-06-2010 16:54
Maillot Blanc


Posts: 72
Joined: 11.11.07

Got that one recently and quite happy withit and it was only 36 Euro
http://www.bike-d...n-set.html
 
GavJudge
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Posted on 08-06-2010 23:05
Maillot Blanc


Posts: 55
Joined: 13.03.07

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!

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


Posts: 165
Joined: 18.05.08

Lads,

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

N
 
KieranMcI
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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
 
NoelGuinan
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Posted on 16-06-2010 23:33
Maglia Gialla


Posts: 165
Joined: 18.05.08

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