Beam style torque wrench for low torque ?

by evroniano   June 16, 2013  

I was looking at this beam style torque wrench

from 0 to 206 Nm
I was looking for a torque wrench in order to mount my new bike, I need up to 10 Nm.
Do I really need to purchase a micrometer beam style torque wrench or a non micrometer is good enough to tighten even the smallest torques ?

This draper one is 20 $, that's why I'd buy it, instead the park tool tw-1 (which is micrometer) costs me 73 $

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How much is your frame worth....

posted by Al'76 [127 posts]
16th June 2013 - 16:28


Al'76 wrote:
How much is your frame worth....

the entire bike costs 478 £ on wiggle

but if I had to purchase a new frame I'd probably spend at least 330-350 £, as a matter of fact the complete bikes are usually more discounted than the frame bought on its own

Furthermore I'd probably have to purchase some tools to build a bike from scratch using the new frame

posted by evroniano [4 posts]
16th June 2013 - 17:26


A smaller torque wrench is easier to use in tight spots on a bike .
The Draper is an automotive wrench...that one is rather long 46cm.

The guys checked one out here:

I got the one mentioned at the end of the article and at a far cheaper price with a little web browsing.

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posted by colhum1 [98 posts]
16th June 2013 - 21:24