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21/10/2014 01:46
Login with username and password is necessary to gain access to the Members Only area and to post messages. Probably similar to most websites.

21/10/2014 01:37
The forum formerly known as Dirty Linen is all cleaned up and will now be known as Members Only.

20/10/2014 23:40
Thanks to all for a brill w/end especially Neil ,Stephen & my roomie Dave K! They reminded that camaraderie lives on - the pints weren't bad either!!!

20/10/2014 18:35
That narrowers it down so. Was he on a giant bike.

20/10/2014 17:37
Fab turnout of riders for the winter trip. 2nd Bunch was well disciplined canít comment on the 1st Group. Smile Led KAS out for the prime at knockmaroon hill, he went past too fast for me to identify him

19/10/2014 23:23
Jeepers guys, this turkey talk is getting real rough. Make sure y'all take some photos of the big day. It would be almost like being there.

19/10/2014 21:29
ok freak its like this suffer today as you noticed, suffer like I did in how club champs I've taken, solo may I add, i can wait for the sprint but I do my racing on the road. suffer on 6th no wont

19/10/2014 19:53
skill, kas or whoever you are, you change your name as irregular as your underwear, dog

19/10/2014 19:37
Thanks john for all your organising this weekend. Great craic! O

19/10/2014 19:13
Good spin home with the Portlaoise Group2. Flying, the lot of them.

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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 Ä89 and the wrench is Ä149
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: 163
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

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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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