Little Things You Hate

Oddjob

Can hench anywhere any time
You buy all the tools you think you need then you find out you need some that you'll use 5 times a year.

Like a 60Nm torque wrench to tighten a Race Face cinch crank. FFS!
Don't use 60nm. Clean the threads and bolt with isopropyl and use blue loctite on the crank bolt. Don't forget the grease on the splines.

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Dales Cannon

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I use my torque wrenches on important shit like head bolts etc and sometimes carbon bits. If the bars slip in the stem or brakes slip on the bars I will use carbon paste and then nip by hand, if I need more then the torque wrench comes out because I will be putting more torsion on the screws. BB or anything else just tight.

Anything over 90Nm I use a breaker bar, various lengths available. Torque governed by grunts and farts. 300Nm and above requires 6 farts and a little bit of pooh, etc.
 

HamboCairns

Let you google that for me
He hasn’t posted anything about breaking something in your fuckwits thread so I imagine he isn’t giving too many.
I took the crank off OK so no fuckwittery to report thus far. Of course that could change once I get my cinch chainring and I actually ride it on the trails!
 

stirk

Burner
I saw a brand new 2021 Tundra in Canberra the other day - ducking hooooooge.... Lot of dollars converting it to RHD.
I saw a Matt Black coloured tundra in my local village and faaark it is big. It had the obligatory wanker large diameter rims with low profile mud tires, must be a weapon off road especially on the beach.
 

stirk

Burner
Don’t need to buy a torque wrench @HamboCairns, just give it a few more ugga dugga’s than usual.
Ugga dugga's are metered by measure of the tool used to ugga.

I've worked in a sugar mill where the nuts are 6 inches and the spanner is belted with a sledge hammer to torque. And then work on a bicycle with tiny nuts which do require some feel.

It's all about the feels of the nuts and bolts right, you just need the get to know them and you'll be right.
 

stirk

Burner
But I hate snapping a bolt by using an impact driver to undo it. Crack crack crack fast whirring noise then snap! Oh fuck. Slow and steady wins.

Old car not a bicycle.
 

The Duckmeister

Has stumpy thumbs, Speciaized are so weird
Ugga dugga's are metered by measure of the tool used to ugga.

I've worked in a sugar mill where the nuts are 6 inches and the spanner is belted with a sledge hammer to torque. And then work on a bicycle with tiny nuts which do require some feel.

It's all about the feels of the nuts and bolts right, you just need the get to know them and you'll be right.
Is the torque on those 6" nuts measured by the weight of the hammer?

For bike stuff I have a pretty well tuned torque finger; hold the allen key in the knuckle closest to the tip of my index finger, on a 4mm hex, the finger grip releases pretty well on 6Nm.
 

pink poodle

Our man isn't in the West
Is the torque on those 6" nuts measured by the weight of the hammer?

For bike stuff I have a pretty well tuned torque finger; hold the allen key in the knuckle closest to the tip of my index finger, on a 4mm hex, the finger grip releases pretty well on 6Nm.
You're going to need 10 fingers to hit 60Nm!
 
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