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Join Date: May 2002
Location: Washington D.C.
Bikes: Giant TCR Advanced SL, Blue T-14 TT bike
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torque specs aluminum vs. steel -- measuring torque for BB install
hello, I'm building up my first aluminum bike after working with steel for many years. Just curious whether torque specs for aluminum frames tend to be different and whether I should take extra care in specific areas like BB and seatpost.
Also, curious about how people measure torque when installing BB cups. I've got a Park BBT-9 and I typically apply a Herculean effort when doing BB cups rather than my basic strongman effort for other parts of the bike where I can actually measure torque with my torque wrench.
Are many people actually measuring torque when installing BB cups? If so, which wrench/adaptor are you using?