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Old 08-17-09, 08:54 AM
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New Bike

I just bought my wife a new bike - Ridley Excalibur. Got it off Ebay at a good deal.

So i do most the work on our bikes but i havent assembled one yet. I dont think this should be an issue as most the bike should be assembled, just need to put on the bars and stem. My question, do i need carbon paste when attaching a carbon bar to the stem?

Any other tips or ticks i may need.

thanks,
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Old 08-17-09, 09:20 AM
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no, but make sure you follow correct torque specifications for the bars to avoid carbon failure.
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should i not estimate... and actually buy a torque wrench?
any cheap (price not quality) ones out there?
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Old 08-17-09, 09:56 AM
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I saw this after I shelled out a lot more for a Syntace torque wrench.

I can't speak for the quality though.
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and in true BF tradition... Pictures to follow once it arrives.

Sorry to disappoint but garage is beige not white
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