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31/07/2014 00:45
Brilliant show by our marshals this evening. Thanks for your time and efforts. Grazie mille, ragazzi!

31/07/2014 00:44
Another excellent race this evening. No hanging around and superb handicapping. Well done Paul!

30/07/2014 23:49
Washed, fed and gone to bed. That's the bike, now for me. Marshals, as always thanks for your time. Well done all.

30/07/2014 23:14
Well done Paul-u passed me so fast I didn't even see who it was.Another successful event for the club. Sad to think there's only 2 left.

30/07/2014 22:40
Well done Paul, shock n awe in the scratch group! Grin Another great nights racing, thanks all.

30/07/2014 21:55
Well done to Paul Kelly, great to see the vets still have it! Thanks to all the people involved, points and results are up. If there's any mistakes PM me and I'll take another look.

30/07/2014 10:31
The Long Touring Spin ('A' Wink is a Saturday special and will depart from Santry at 8.30 sharp. Please see details in main post.

29/07/2014 08:46
Sean Kelly 100 & 160 tours sold out for anyone considering taking part in August

28/07/2014 14:16
Route leaders for both spins needed for Sat 9th. Please get in contact with me directly if you can accomodate. Thanks.

28/07/2014 07:47
Thanks all for the great club race, i now know what it takes to race with the big boys. Thanks for letting me suffer!

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


Posts: 55
Joined: 13.03.07

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: 65
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
Maillot Vert


Posts: 153
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
Maillot Vert


Posts: 153
Joined: 18.05.08

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