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danstuff

Member since Jul 2012 • Last active Feb 2017

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    In that case, just do it up nice and tight. If anything, it probably won't be tight enough unless you're using a long spanner or adjustable wrench - 50Nm is a fair whack and requires a decent amount of effort even with a 2' long torque wrench.

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    I don't think I have a socket big enough for the Rotor/P2M spider. How can I get close enough to their required 40-50Nm without resorting to the "until it breaks then back it off quarter turn" method?

    Buy a big enough socket.

    Their own instructions are showing the spider lockring tool in a vice and then tightening via the crankarm. How do they torque it right?
    power2max.de/downloads/power2max_type-s_­manual_web.pdf

    They can't. I suppose you could put the tool in a vice with the chainrings vertically and then use a calibrated weight hanging from the end of the crank to get the torque just right. Seems like hard work though.

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    Depends on the size of the bolt, the way it's loaded and the loads put on it. They'll be strong enough for some things, but not for others.

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    You can, although an A2 or A4 stainless bolt won't be as strong as an 8.8 or 12.9 high tensile steel bolt for the kind of sizes you'll find on a bike.

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    I know. I suspect they won't sell me just a chainstay though.

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    Ooooo, nice. I like that. Lots. If only I could work out how to make a steel frame with a dropped chainstay without spending enormous amounts on tooling.

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    Peace in Northern Ireland, every A&E modernised, a minimum wage, devolution, huge steps towards equality, progressive welfare policies, significant investment in education, Sure Start, etc. etc. etc.

    Freedom of Information Act, European Human Rights Act, independence of the Bank of England to set base rates free from political interference etc. etc.

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    I remember when everyone used @arup - I've still got a bunch of his builds, all going strong. Didn't suggest him because he's not central or north, but if he's still at it and you can travel, hit him up.

    He's still at it, and while his place is a bit of a bugger to get to, it's worth it.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I had no problem removing my Powertorque crankset. Used an angle grinder to cut the NDS crank into slices. Only way it was coming off - I'd already trashed one puller trying to get it to move, and that was with a 4 foot breaker bar.

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    Done. One of each please. No rush so they can be posted with the caps. Money is on its way to you now.

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