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    Senior Member Yogurt's Avatar
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    Old Shimano crank torque?

    I'm reassembling my Shimano 600 "Arabesque" cranks (circa 1980) and I was curious if anyone knew how many inch-pounds I'm supposed to put on these bolts. I was going to wing it, but I have access to a very nice torque wrench if need be.

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    Call me The Breeze I_bRAD's Avatar
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    set your torque wrench for "good and tight"

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    Sounds good, will set it two notches below "stripped" then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_bRAD View Post
    set your torque wrench for "good and tight"
    Yep, those cranks predate specified torque values. It's a wonder we lived through it.
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    I have never had trouble with 35-45 ft-lbs on those. Trouble without torque wrench.
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    I actually prefer the "tight enough" setting on this one.

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