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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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    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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    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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    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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