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25/07/2014 13:51
Just saving my energy ST, I'm gonna need every scrap of it.

24/07/2014 22:58
Don't worry oh wise one I have been alone all season and have scraped by. Sean Kelly used to say sores are one thing but when riding through pain you won't notice a thing. Liam is q t

24/07/2014 17:31
Thanks to everyone who's added their names to marshal the race saturday hope you enjoy the racing and refreshments after!

24/07/2014 15:37
Too much pain and suffering today to play mind games. Legs shot, over to you ST. Hopefully able to sit in the saddle on Saturday. No magic cream so doubtful starter.

24/07/2014 15:32
Thanks again for the late night number crunching Liam! Re tt, have u heard the one abt the tortoise & the hare?! Smile

24/07/2014 15:26
Thanks all for another great league event. Some great times, well done sub hour heros! Some curoius ones too, maybe not just st saving best for champs?! Wink

24/07/2014 14:32
The mind games from the experienced riders never end! Neil, what odds on a a CF, ST 1-2?!

24/07/2014 14:26
Spinning that 52x20 and bouncing around the saddle. Wear and tear issues today! Might ride the B Champs.

24/07/2014 14:11
St was saving our nation last while on duty. No plan just attech. Deep pain to follow.money on ro win. wise one are you riding or will you make it back from last nights tt, did you do b an b in trim

24/07/2014 11:15
Notice the ST saved his legs last night. Must be planning a one jump strategy for Saturday. No sign needed!

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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

Posts: 65
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
Maillot Vert

Posts: 152
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
Maillot Vert

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