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Can u use an automotive small torque wrench for ur bike or gotta b a specific bike torque wrench?

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matthewn5 [895 posts] 3 years ago
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The wrench needs to be accurate at relatively low torques - from say 2.5kN (front mech band) through 6-8kN (stem bolts) to 12kN (crank bolts). If it's aimed at higher torque range then it won't be as accurate at low torque settings as a bike torque wrench.

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Gkam84 [9098 posts] 3 years ago
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I mostly use a torque driver rather than a wrench.

They work at much lower ranges. I have one of these for small jobs

http://www.ppcgb.com/Sealey-Torque-Screwdriver-Set-34pc-2-10Nm-1-4-Sq-Dr...

Then one of these for bigger jobs

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sealey-8-inch-2-24nm-1-47-17-70lb-ft-Micrometer/dp/B000RO1ZCG/ref=pd_sim_diy_3

I always work of Nm (Newton Meters) rather than kN, which I believe is just 1000 Nm?  39

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Malia15 [2 posts] 3 years ago
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Great info...thanks a bunch.  1

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jimmo62 [55 posts] 3 years ago
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Got mine from Screwfix and it is great and about half the price of a "cycle specific" one

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Vic Brown [43 posts] 3 years ago
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The Sealey STW1012 (2- 28 Nm)is an accurate, fairly low cost torque wrench which is popular amongst many cyclists including me.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000RO1ZCG/ref=oh_details_o02_s01_i01