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Old 08-18-07, 11:03 AM   #1
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Torque'n sans le Wrench du Torque...?

I'm getting ready to install a Hollowtech BB...

Got any tips on gauging torque while using a tool that doesn't fit a torque wrench?

I'm using this for the bearings:
(The TL-FC32 is not as small as it looks here.)

Because this:
(The TL-FC33, is out of stock and can't be ordered in Japan.)

That's right. I can't get Shimano parts in Shimanoland.

And Shimano doesn't let US dealers ship Shimano parts.

It's almost as if Shimano doesn't actually want to sell its products anymore...
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Old 08-18-07, 01:12 PM   #2
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The torque spec is 30 or 35 lb/ft. Imagine a 30 pound weight on the very end of a foot long wrench and try to mimic that. If you're a couple of pounds off in either direction it won't matter. Lots of good mechanics have worked successfully on bikes for decades never using a torque wrench.
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Put the tool on the BB. Measure the inches from the center of the BB to the center of the hole in the handle. Convert the torque spec to inch-pounds. Divide the inch pounds spec by the number of inches you measured.

Get a fish scale, attach it to the hole on the handle and pull to the pounds you calculated above.
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Old 08-18-07, 02:38 PM   #4
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You mean a BIG fish scale! Do they make fish that big anymore?
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