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Re: Torque wrench options

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:02 am
by sfo423
Same as the Venzo but cheaper. Works great.

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/ ... prod155414
MikeD wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:10 pm
I have one of these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0081 ... UTF8&psc=1

Re: Torque wrench options

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:02 am
by Weenie

Re: Torque wrench options

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:19 pm
by lazypete
I've been using a digital one from Clarke Tools (Clarke Pro, Model # PRO235) for quite a while. It's great, or was until I lost a wee grub screw from the back and doesn't want to work now. On e I find a screw to fit it'll hopefully resume service

Re: Torque wrench options

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:30 am
by parajba
I need a new torque wrench. Any recommendations? I don’t want to throw money away but I don’t mind spending a bit if it will last many many years and if it’s accurate and reliable.

Re: Torque wrench options

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:40 pm
by Nefarious86
Giustaforza II pro hands down. Light, comfortable and easy to use.

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Re: Torque wrench options

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:08 pm
by kode54
I use the Effetto Mariposa non racheting torque wrench. I like that the head is smaller and allows me to squeeze into tight areas where the racheting version could not. I have both but mainly use the non racheting head more nowadays.

Re: Torque wrench options

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:05 am
by parajba
Nefarious86 wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:40 pm
Giustaforza II pro hands down. Light, comfortable and easy to use. L

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Thanks, is it this one?

https://m.probikekit.co.uk/bicycle-tool ... 72539.html
kode54 wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:08 pm
I use the Effetto Mariposa non racheting torque wrench. I like that the head is smaller and allows me to squeeze into tight areas where the racheting version could not. I have both but mainly use the non racheting head more nowadays.
Thanks, is it the one that I quoted above? Or is there a better model? Money is not a problem as I would like to buy something that will last me many years and remain accurate, and be easy to use.

Re: Torque wrench options

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:21 am
by JKolmo
The pro model you quoted has a ratcheting head. To get the non-ratcheting model with a smaller head you need to go for the non-pro model:

https://m.probikekit.co.uk/bicycle-tool ... 72541.html

Re: Torque wrench options

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:49 am
by Nefarious86
If you go to the non ratcheting option then something like this is handy for assembly duties to nip things up. ImageImage

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Re: Torque wrench options

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:08 pm
by parajba
Thanks, so the Pro and the Deluxe model are in essence identical in terms of reliability and accuracy but the Procomes with the ratcheting head whereas the Deluxe doesn’t, but the Pro costs an extra £50?

Re: Torque wrench options

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:43 pm
by JKolmo
^ Correct!

Re: Torque wrench options

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:49 pm
by parajba
JKolmo wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:43 pm
^ Correct!
Thanks a lot.

Re: Torque wrench options

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:10 am
by kode54
The racheting head is much larger and is harder to get into tight spaces, especially when there are wires or brake cables in the way. You can also use a long reach hex allen socket which comes with both models, but I find that the non racheting head suits me better. i use the Park hex wrenches to get the bolt snug, then use the torque wrench to get it to spec.
parajba wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:08 pm
Thanks, so the Pro and the Deluxe model are in essence identical in terms of reliability and accuracy but the Procomes with the ratcheting head whereas the Deluxe doesn’t, but the Pro costs an extra £50?

Re: Torque wrench options

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:41 pm
by pedale
parajba wrote:Thanks, so the Pro and the Deluxe model are in essence identical in terms of reliability and accuracy but the Procomes with the ratcheting head whereas the Deluxe doesn’t, but the Pro costs an extra £50?
https://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/art ... est-46517/

On this test, the non-ratcheting head was less accurate. The tester agreed that it might be a misfortune but still good to keep in mind

Re: Torque wrench options

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:27 pm
by parajba
Do you know why the Giustaforza II is not as accurate as the Giustaforza II Pro?
The £50 X Tools Pro from Wiggle seems a good deal.
Some commented that for these prices (£150) you can get a real professional tool (Britool AVT100A, for example).
I think I will get the Lifeline for £50. And replace it every 4-5 years. The Giustaforza needs to be sent to the manufacturer every 5000 clicks for calibration.

Re: Torque wrench options

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:36 pm
by parajba
@Nefarious86:

Just bought the Giustaforza II Pro.
Do I need to do anything the first time I use it, or before each use, to ensure accuracy? There is a leaflet inside with ‘Testing instructions’. What do I need to test it for?

Re: Torque wrench options

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:36 pm
by Weenie