Favourite bike tool gadget

by vorsprung   November 17, 2010  

When I recently got a Specialized Roubaix as normal a new bike equals new tools. However, this time instead of yet another annoying splined spanner or socket with a ever so slightly different pattern to the half dozen I already have, I needed a torque wrench.

Although carbon fibre isn't as delicate as some folks make out, over tightening stems and seatposts can lead to dangerous/expensive problems so I got a Ritchey Torque Key. It's a loverly little thing, fits in the hand nicely.

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I have one of them ... goes out with the mtb (seatpost
tweaking) well it is carbon after all Smile
And seeing as how just about everything else is around
5Nm .... job done Smile

have to admit to a love affair with the topeak hexus
and it's chain tool Smile

still on the 3rd switch-back of Bwlch !

posted by therevokid [521 posts]
1st March 2013 - 13:05

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That looks handy - where did you get it from? How much?

Thanks!

posted by Super Domestique [1416 posts]
1st March 2013 - 13:12

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