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Looking to buy a torque wrench for home use; as I do most of my own maintenance on the bikes.

I'm looking for an inexpensive torque wrench.

Can anyone give me some recommendations and maybe a link to a decent inexpensive torque wrench.

Thanks

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jimmo62 [55 posts] 3 years ago
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Got mine from Screwfix, much cheaper than a "cycling specific" one from a bike shop but does exactly the same job. Just make sure it goes down to low settings (5Nm or so)

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crash144019 [45 posts] 3 years ago
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Class and Olsen sell a good range of tools. Decent quality at a reasonable price. That's where I picked mine up. Also make sure you get sockets to fit!

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crash144019 [45 posts] 3 years ago
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Class and Olsen sell a good range of tools. Decent quality at a reasonable price. That's where I picked mine up. Also make sure you get sockets to fit!

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Al'76 [110 posts] 3 years ago
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Rather pleased with my Norbar; not cheap but torque products are the only thing that company makes....and it comes with a calibration certificate.

Relative to the cost of my frame it's a bargain!

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andyp [1473 posts] 3 years ago
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Depends entirely on what you want it for, but for bars/stems you really can't go wrong with the Ritchey Torqkey for around a tenner.

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Mostyn [396 posts] 3 years ago
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Thanks for your replies Gentlemen.

Could you post some links to your recommendations? They all sound very suitable for bicycle mechanics.

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DavidG [2 posts] 3 years ago
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Another vote for Norbar. Has the right range for most bike jobs, feels really nice to use and its made in England.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Norbar-TruTorque-certificate-calibration-England/dp/B002ASZHAS

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jimc101 [72 posts] 3 years ago
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If you want a wrench for most parts, a 1/4" drive with a range of 3-15Nm will cover most jobs, but these aren't cheap, The only time you really need a higher torque range is for cassette lockrings, which need a 40Nm (Shimano) or 50Nm (Campagnolo) setting.

Good all in one alternates are becoming available, like the Ritchey Torqkey described above, and the Topeak Combo Torque set, which cost £14.99