Bicycle Mechanics - Park TW-1 strange issue.
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So I ordered a TW-1 online and no bits fit on it. Not even the 3/8 adapter that came with it. You can see the picture I attached, that is pressing a bit with moderate force where it started to dig into the drive. It's like the drive is too oversized.
I was gonna send it back. But just thought about filing it down a bit. I am pretty sure someone here has encountered this with a tool. Should I just hit it with a file? Or just wait to get a new one?
It's probably better to get another one. Park is good about returns.
I just ended up taking a file to it. Worked fine. Still hard to feel what 30 or 50 inch pounds really feels like since the leverage on that thing is nothing like a normal allen key that would come out of my pocket. Oh well, maybe over time. Sure feels good though to know everything is torqued good. I was way under actually.
Thanks for the reply though. Just wasn't sure what to do.
05-20-12, 12:48 AM
I hear they make wrenches that will tell you how much torque is being applied...
05-20-12, 01:15 AM
Not to say its not a real parks TW-1 but were did that come from, the finish on that looks nothing like mine!
05-20-12, 01:24 PM
I bought a $12.99 torque wrench from the auto repair store.
When it breaks I might buy the $95 park tool one.
I got it from universal cycles. These wrenches are $34 with free shipping when you get a 15% coupon, or else its $39. Decent price I think.
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