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16/04/2014 10:42
Hi John Heery..PM sent!

15/04/2014 14:58
Would any kind soul have the lend of an aerohelmet for the Gorey 3-day TT? Much appreciated if you do.

15/04/2014 10:20
Donald O'Connor will lead the C spin this Saturday. All additional support welcome and apprecaited.

15/04/2014 08:27
Short Spin tomorrow, leaving Santry Gates @ 09:00. Ballyboughal, Naul, Oldtowm (The Grange Coffee) and Santry.

14/04/2014 14:55
Nenagh was amazing. Has the feeling of a real 'event' with the crowds and atmosphere. Energy-sapping climbs, goat-track descents, a dirt road, varied terrains and road-types, amazing scenery,

14/04/2014 09:37
Hi all, Working to finalise route leaders for this Saturday. There is the possibility of it being fluid on account of Easter weekend. Will confirm later in the week. Ste

13/04/2014 19:32
Well done Stano And Ivan. Great going.

13/04/2014 17:28
Class race! Well done to Ivan in the A4 race, no points today but only a matter of time! How'd the rest of the lads get on ?

12/04/2014 22:28
Knock 'em dead in Stamullen lads. Sean and I will do our best in Nenagh. Shout out to Stano, 3rd unplaced A4 in the pat and Monie Nolan.

10/04/2014 15:32
Can't make the C Spin this weekend - nor Easter Sat either. Planning to head out on Good Friday though

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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: 62
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: 145
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: 145
Joined: 18.05.08

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