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Old 02-20-21, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by icemilkcoffee View Post
That slot tool is the most useless bicycle tool of all. It never works when you need it to work. Leave the inner nut dry and grease only the outer bolt, and you barely even need the tool.
Yeah, Iíve found they often donít work all that hot.

I find they work to get the bolt tight enough so that the flange on the outer part grips the ring it is set into, and then I can tighten the bolt the rest of the way without the tool. That is why Iíve never thought to grease the outside, and probably wonít.
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Old 02-21-21, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by base2 View Post
... proper prepositions, grammer, & sentance structure are a must.
You forgot *spelling*!
(Glass houses, etc.)

But seriously, you are 100% right about the provision of relevant details.
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Originally Posted by dsbrantjr View Post
Confusion regarding units has resulted in the loss of an interplanetary spacecraft: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_C...cecraft_design
And another rocket too

https://archive.eiffel.com/doc/manua...ntract/ariane/

units matter. Interesting reading for programmers.
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Old 02-22-21, 01:43 PM
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does grease/no grease affect the torque ratings? i just go by feel. yes on the locktite blue.

OT : what is torque spec for Titanium chain ring hardware? thanks!
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Old 02-22-21, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by icemilkcoffee View Post
That slot tool is the most useless bicycle tool of all. It never works when you need it to work.
I really like the chainring bolts Iíve seen recently that have a hex socket on both halves. No need for a failure-prone specialty tool, fewer worries about loosening stuck bolts.
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Originally Posted by cjenrick View Post
OT : what is torque spec for Titanium chain ring hardware? thanks!
I doubt there's much difference in this application. I just crank mine down with a standard hex wrench "hand tight" and I've never had a problem. (Using the "slot" tool on the other side)


Chainring hardware; stainless steel on the left, titanium on the right
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