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  • All tool ends will wear at some point, that's why the life warrantee is good. I still need to find a man to replace the bits in my 20 year old hex key set which have now worn down too much to use.

    Why don't you just cut the worn ends off? Last you a lifetime.

  • Is this the right thread to post a picture of my king dick in?

  • i bought one of these this week :

    had put it off for a while, but finally forked out the £120, and i have to say, it's a thing of joy. very nicely made, and works in such a nice, reassuring, effortless way i love it.

  • fnck me, what is it with torque wrenches??
    i have been tightening my own nuts and bolts by hand for 20 odd years, and never ever have snapped/rounded/ruined one

  • It's not about breaking fasteners, it's about breaking lightweight (especially carbon) bars, stem caps etc.

  • i have had carbon bars/seatposts/steerers, lightweighty stuff too, you know!!

  • but then again, i am known for using a hammer, what do i know?

  • fnck me, what is it with torque wrenches??
    i have been tightening my own nuts and bolts by hand for 20 odd years, and never ever have snapped/rounded/ruined one

    i know what you mean, but i have a fancy-schmancy carbon geared bike now, and can't face hearing the carbon crack or splinter as i over-tighten.

    for a while i was just using the ritchey torque key, which is a great cheap bit of kit, but is set to 5NM only, so only good for certain small bolts.

  • just wait for the "crack" then back off!!!

  • hehe.

  • This may be a dumb question, but I can't work out how to use my new torque wrench. The instructions are very brief and I can't work out where the lockring is. Anyone explain how I make it work?

    As the pic shows, you twist the handle to the required torque, but then what?


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  • just tighten until the head 'gives'

    It's just a generic torque wrench badged by Grunge exact same item as BBB, Giant etc. PS hope it didn't cost more than £50

  • Thanks. It was about 40 quid. Starting to wish I'd paid more for a better one.

  • i have a bigger one a bit like that, not the same model but another generic one. they're ok for larger torques, like putting on cranks etc 40NM sort of range. but they're not really to be trusted at the lower end of the range, ie : below 16nm, which is why i bought the Giustaforza, as it's got 2 - 16nm range.

    with my cheap larger torque wrench i also find it hard to tell when its reached torque - it makes a sort of loud click, but the head doesn't really give - you could keep tightening.
    the Giustaforza ( and the much cheaper Ritchey torque key i have, which i also highly recommend) just 'give', as the poster above said. it's very definite, and easy to use.

  • Thanks--just ordered a Ritchey torque key.

  • .... much cheaper Ritchey torque key i have, which i also highly recommend...

    It's this one I take it?


    That's seriously good value and really practical when you consider most of the parts you are likely to tighten.

  • Birzman.
    mentioned earlier in the thread, massive range not yet all in the UK yet.

  • I believe i'm correct in saying that they're owned by Merida. The LBS I worked in sold Merida and we had a lot of Brizman tools, which were excellent. I still own, and heartily recommend their mini-pump.

  • Merida is the Importer, yeah.

  • It's this one I take it?


    That's seriously good value and really practical when you consider most of the parts you are likely to tighten.

    there is a version of this with a load of interchangable bits in Sigma Sport for £20 that is excellenter. Standard one is M4 only

  • Lol why do you post it again?

  • that gave me a semi!!

  • After a lifetime of not owning a decent vice I'm now comically overcompensating.


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