Torque Wrench

saibot

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Hey, after coming to Japan I can now understand the need for compact cranks, So I took the opportunity and ordered one from the insane sale at CRC 70% off.

I need to find a Torque Wrench that goes up to about 60 newton meter range. The only one on CRC was out of stock.
I have basically no clue of any real tool shops here, and at the bike stores I went to I could only find the smaller wrenches.

So if anyone has any tips here in the tokyo area it would be much appreciated.
 
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torque wrenches tend to be either <10Nm or >10Nm. the >10Nm ones are easy to find at just about any hardware store are usually aren't too expensive. if you're working on modern bikes, though most parts that have a torque rating are in the 4-7Nm range. you won't be able to use a >10Nm torque wrench for parts in that range.

I've been looking around for a reasonably priced, modular (more than one hex size and torx compatible), and reliable <10Nm wrench and haven't found anything so far. everything is either over 15,000 JPY or a fixed hex size. please post details if you find a good bike torque wrench.
 

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kiwisimon:
Thanks for the tip, I'm new here so don't really recognize all the usernames yet, can you tell me he's full username here? couldn't find any username that resembles Stu The Tool man :)

patrick.yodar:
Thanks, although it's a modern bike, the part that require the torque wrench is the new cranks I have on order (FSA), I need a wrench that handle 44-55Nm so those small 10Nm won't cut it really. Will let you know if I find anything though. The one on CRC is this one: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=37252
 

m o b

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Small torque wrench with1 to 20 Nm range plus bits

http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;navigation=1;menu=1000,185,191;product=21651

Syntace app. 100 Euro incl. 19% VAT that you don`t need to pay when ordering from Japan.

Big torque Wrench 10 to 89 Nm range

http://www.bike24.com/1.php?content=8;navigation=1;menu=1000,185,191;product=2155

Syntace Torque Tool 10-80 app. 100 Euro incl. VAT

Shipping to Japan 20 Euro, so what you gain in VAT you have to pay as shipping charge.

Or the economy solution from Canyon fpr up to 10 Nm:

http://www.canyon.com/_uk/shop/?category=Z08&item=26331

And standard 1/2 Torque wrench, just need an additional adaptor for the bits and the bits. For example.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/pittsburgh-...aultDomain_0&hash=item2573bcad31#ht_500wt_969

or this one:

http://www.roseversand.com/article/xtreme-torque-key-xl/aid:114255

I own the small Syntace one but I hardly ever use it. Better to let it do it the shop if really required.

Here are my favourite and underrated tools, the ones I really do not regret to spend money on:

How could I ever live without this one:
http://www.roseversand.com/article/knipex-cable-binder-pincer/aid:407147

Very, very underrated and saves so much trouble:
http://www.roseversand.com/article/xtreme-chain-lock-pincer-pl-1/aid:297603

Same:
http://www.roseversand.com/article/xtreme-chainring-wrench-screw-arm-ii/aid:114227q

For the wheel:
http://www.roseversand.com/article/rixen--kaul-spoke-key-spokey---workshop-version--/aid:23064

For older bottom brackets:
http://www.roseversand.com/article/cyclus-face-pin-spanner/aid:249797
 

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If you are looking for a torque wrench to attach cranks I wouldn't bother. Most parts that require a rating of 40Nm or more can be done with a blind wrench (Standard wrench)

Trust me if you have ever tried to tighten anythingp to that amount you'll know that its basicaly a "1 grunt" job!
 
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i agree with james (FarEast) on this one. unless you are super strong that 44-55Nm range just means "jam on it with your hands with a lever that's about 15cm." the 44-55Nm range is really pretty tight but not so much so that you'd need to stand on the wrench and use your body weight to tighten it down. As long as you're only using your hands/arms and not your full body weight you should be able to get your cranks sufficiently tight without damaging anything with a regular wrench.

This is in contrast something like carbon fiber handle bars, seat posts, or small titanium bolts where you can easily render those parts unusable with a hex key with an 8cm lever and too much mustard.
 

kiwisimon

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If you are looking for a torque wrench to attach cranks I wouldn't bother. Most parts that require a rating of 40Nm or more can be done with a blind wrench (Standard wrench)

Trust me if you have ever tried to tighten anythingp to that amount you'll know that its basicaly a "1 grunt" job!
disagree, never look for a reason not to buy a new tool.
 

StuInTokyo

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I've got a big torque wrench that I used on motorcycles etc, a Beta unit, very nice, I don't have a small one, yet.

I'm in Shinjuku, PM me if you like we can set something up.

Cheers!
 

saibot

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If you are looking for a torque wrench to attach cranks I wouldn't bother. Most parts that require a rating of 40Nm or more can be done with a blind wrench (Standard wrench)

Trust me if you have ever tried to tighten anythingp to that amount you'll know that its basicaly a "1 grunt" job!
That's what I thought at first, then I read a bunch of people experiences with that particular crank (FSA K-Force BB30) and quite a few had some problems with either broken wave washers or simply loose cranks.
Thanks for the advice, always welcome. In the end leaving it to a bike shop might be best, but love tinkering with things and cranks I haven't had too much to do with yet and this is my first bb30 setup, so I'm more curious than usual :)


I've got a big torque wrench that I used on motorcycles etc, a Beta unit, very nice, I don't have a small one, yet.

I'm in Shinjuku, PM me if you like we can set something up.

Cheers!
Thanks Stu, I'll shoot an pm.