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Old 04-08-11, 05:37 AM   #1
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Any feedback on this torque wrench?



http://www.artscyclery.com/descpage-SHTW.html

Undecided between this and the Park Tools but this has all the bits too.
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Old 04-08-11, 06:01 AM   #2
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How much are you going to be using a torque wrench? The wrench you linked to should be a good usable range for bicycles, it just won't cover the higher torque parts(BBs and Cranks). You may be able to get away with beam style torque wrenches - you can get two of those for less than the Shimano and those 2 would cover everything on the bike. I think for occasional use, beam wrenches work just fine - I own a Craftsman high end and the Parktool TW1 low end. I also have the Effetto Mariposa Giustaforza clicker, which is an outstanding torque wrench - range from 2-16Nm, much easier to use than any other clicker, good positive feel with distinct click, and it's way smaller than anything out there(perfect for tight spots on a bicycle) - I could go on and on about the Giustaforza, I love mine. Might want to look into that one.
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Thanks.

The Giustaforza ia way out of budget, though I have a borrowed one which I am using right now. Cheapest I am seeing is 185 dollars?

We have 4 bikes at home, and I do most of the work myself. Will take to the shop for the heavier stuff, but they dont have a torque wrench either.
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Old 04-08-11, 06:14 AM   #4
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Beam type wrenches are good tools. The ratcheting types are designed for easy repeatability on multiple fasteners.
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Just seems that the ratcheting types would be easier to use, especially in awkward places like fixing the brakes etc?
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Old 04-08-11, 06:24 AM   #6
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you can do better for 120. look at kd/danaher/gearwrench, cdi, precision instruments and others
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This looks like the same wrench before re-branding and markup: http://www.tooltopia.com/k-tool-inte...nal-72117.aspx

No bits but a lot cheaper. Different scale, inch vs nm also.
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+1 on the Beam type wrenches. They are cheaper and for the relatively few number of fasteners used on a bike, almost as fast.
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spin doctor from performance bikes is a good one too...
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