Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-17-11, 05:02 PM   #1
ScottieDog
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
ScottieDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
X Tools Torque Wrench

Anyone got experience with an X TOOLS torque wrench ? Looking at a small 1/4 inch version for 2 - 24 nm.

From what I can see X Tools seem to have a good reputation, anyone got any feedback on them ? Maybe even this specific torque wrench itself.

Thanks
ScottieDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-11, 07:16 AM   #2
ScottieDog
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
ScottieDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wasnīt sure about the XTOOLS one so I went with a GIANT one (2-24nm), probably the same bit of kit with a name on LOL, but I prefer to buy it with a name I know. Also got a GIANT dealer here near the house so any problems, etc etc.

Happy with it. Nice bit of kit.
ScottieDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-11, 11:50 AM   #3
ibis_ti
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Norcal
Bikes:
Posts: 201
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Is that the same as:
http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/153...p=325%20SETTQ6

I just got a CDI snap-on 5nm wrench....it's not adjustable but it actually prevents over torquing because it ratchets like a gas cap.

http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/catego...-handle-45182/

$20 + shipping from amazon. It's non adjustable though.
ibis_ti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-11, 02:43 PM   #4
ScottieDog
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
ScottieDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ibis_ti View Post
Is that the same as:
http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/153...p=325%20SETTQ6

I just got a CDI snap-on 5nm wrench....it's not adjustable but it actually prevents over torquing because it ratchets like a gas cap.

http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/catego...-handle-45182/

$20 + shipping from amazon. It's non adjustable though.
It similar to the one in your post, but its got a rubber handle and a window with a fine needle where you read the torque setting. Here is a link http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-gb/...ch/1385/30885/

The TBar one in your link is nice, canīt go wrong with a Snap-On tool, specially for 20$. I really wanted an adjustable one though which made it my first choice - Very few of them seem to go from 2nm to 24nm, so that was another reason - Maybe are 4 - 15nm etc, but the 2 - 24 is uncommon from what I found, and that "pretty much" covers everything on the bike except the crank, BB etc, those are things I will personally never touch anyway.
ScottieDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-11, 02:54 PM   #5
robo
Senior Member
 
robo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA
Bikes: 1990 Burley Bossa Nova, 1992 Paramount PDG-70, 1993 Specialized Stumpjumper, 2005 Jamis Dakar XC Pro, 2007 Rivendell Bleriot
Posts: 1,081
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a similar cheap 'clicker' style torque wrench, but don't like it. I was never convinced it was calibrated correctly, and for bicycle work (where you are generally tightening a variety of different bolts to a few different torques) it seems that the benefit of a clicker type wrench over a beam wrench is largely lost (the benefit being that you invest a bit of time at the start setting the torque, but are to then set many bolts to that torque without looking in a 'production line' manner).

I now use a beam wrench similar to this, as well as a much smaller one for small bolts that I picked up on eBay, and they work very well.
http://www.craftsman.com/shc/s/p_101...4&blockType=L4
robo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-11, 03:07 PM   #6
JTGraphics
Senior Member
 
JTGraphics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: So Cal
Bikes:
Posts: 2,673
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Several old good treads on Torque Wrench's heres just one.
__________________
It may not be fancy but it gets me were I need to go.
http://www.jtgraphics.net/cyclist_bicycles.htm
JTGraphics is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:49 PM.