Since my efforts to hijack the torque wrench thread failed . . .
OK, assembling my new Chinese carbon bike:
for the seatpost, carbon fiber sp in carbon fiber seattube, alloy clamp, should I lube the seat clamp bolt or not and what should the torque be either way??
for the front derailleur clamp, alloy clamp on carbon fiber sp, should I lube the FD clamp bolt or not and what should the torque be either way?
(no data has been provided with any of these parts)
These two items are critical as they are the only way I could really screw up this new frame' and I am in an agony of indecision . . .
Note: I have already purchased carbon assembly paste and will use it on the seatpost. Don't see much sense in using it on the FD clamp since the frame has been painted--although it would provide additional friction?? I'm also considering using a shim of old inner tube under the FD clamp so I don't have to worry about it slipping with light tightening . . . HELP!