Torque wrench recommendation.

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  1. Uawadall

    Uawadall Well-Known Member

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    I adjusted my carbon seat post due to the fact that I was hitting against the seat during sprints. I noticed as I went home that the seat slipped back down due to not tightening it enough. Ive seen some f'd up seat post pictures from being over torqued. Obviously under doesn't work either...

    Long story short, any torque wrench recommendation that use the torx head(star shaped head). I believe the size I need is T 25
     
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    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    First....run, don't walk, to your LBS and buy some carbon assembly paste. Park Tool and other brands are fine. This adds friction. Friction is better for your bike seatpost and frame than a cracked seat tube from over-tightening the clamp.

    Second, Bike Nashbar, Ribble...Hell, all the mail order houses sell a decent $50-$75 1/4" drive torque wrench and they are perfectly serviceable...but...

    You might want to look into a pair of CDI, Park Tool or any of the other reputable brands of pre-set torque wrenches. Maybe one in the 5 Nm range and one in either 4 Nm or 6 Nm. That's what I use.

    Check 'em out:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/281993671924?lpid=82&chn=ps&ul_noapp=true

    https://www.amazon.com/CDI-Torque-TLPT4NM-Newton-Limiting/dp/B004XG5YEE

    https://www.amazon.com/Park-Tool-Pr...45873&sr=1-1&keywords=park+tool+torque+preset

    Also Ritchey brand:

    https://www.amazon.com/Ritchey-6-Bi...6O&pd_rd_wg=miOoh&refRID=6P1Z44JAQZSAE6YSJ3FZ

    If you are going to invest in a good shop tool for life: http://www.parktool.com/product/ratcheting-click-type-torque-wrench-tw-5?category=Torque Tools
     
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    Uawadall Well-Known Member

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    I settled on this one

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0186ORTX2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    A little more expensive than the others, but the seat post bolt is on the top tube and is a little hard to reach. I will make sure to get carbon paste, but the seat post had a fresh coat on already. Do I just coat the previously uncovered part or wipe and recoat?
     
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