Originally Posted by operator
Highly recommend using a torque wrench for this.
how about "if you don't use a torque wrench you might just ruin the frame"
like I, and everyone else said:
1) get the correct size clamp
2) get the torque specs from the frame manufacturer. (if giant does this all
the time, they will have accurate TQ specs for their CF frames)
3) use a quality beam* style wrench that'll read inch pounds
*beam style TQ wrenches are better for fine-light work,(IMO) because you can see the gradual progression so you can control the tightening more accurately: with a clicker you just crank and crank and than "pop!" you get the click, but there's no warning, and you can't see how much force your applying until it pops.
again this is my subjective opinion, but it works for me, and has through many many years of wrenching on the various vehicles I own.
I use clickers when you can't see the dial face, or when you are torquing many fasteners in sequence (like cylinder heads on a car)