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post #31 of 40
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Originally Posted by krp8128 View Post
Tonight I'll try to consolidate everyone's suggestions for future reference, plus post a few lists from Park Tool.

Add a shop tire tool to your next wish list. It's nice to have around.


post #32 of 40
Bike tool kit on sale on Chain love now
$75
post #33 of 40
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
Bike tool kit on sale on Chain love now
$75
I saw that this morning, it seems pretty damn expensive for what little you get...

Plus I have tire levers and hex wrenches already. If the cable cutter is what I think it is I have that already too.
post #34 of 40
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Originally Posted by Alpinord View Post
Add a shop tire tool to your next wish list. It's nice to have around.


What is that?
post #35 of 40
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
What is that?
It's essentially the full-shop version of a Crank Bros. SpeedLever: a long tire lever that makes removing and installing tires (any tire with a bead) remarkably easy. One end hooks up to the wheel hub, and the adjustable end is the bead lifter. This kind of tool has incredible leverage and will install even the most persnickity of tires with ease.

If you have the room and change tires with any frequency, such a tool is well worth the investment.
post #36 of 40
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
What is that?
Shop tire tool.

About the only thing that will get a Michelin 20c or a Vittoria CX onto a Torrelli rim.
post #37 of 40
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Originally Posted by comprex View Post
Shop tire tool.

About the only thing that will get a Michelin 20c or a Vittoria CX onto a Torrelli rim.
I've always wondered about that... I mean, if you need the shop tire-installation tool to get the tire on, what are you going to do when you get a flat out in the middle of nowhere? That tire-tool is very handy on impossible-to-mount tires, but God help you if you get a flat. You better pray that the tire stretched a little bit over time and is now easier-to-mount.

The worst combo I've ever encountered is a Michelin Pro Race tire on a Campy Eurus rim. Absolutely impossible to do by hand or with "portable" tire levers.
post #38 of 40
I reckon it's mostly a self correcting problem: the people who do ride that far are saner about their tire/wheel combos for comfort and handling reasons if not for ease of replacement.

Urban speedsters and wannabes can lump it.

Retro riders pay for punishment.


It all works out.
post #39 of 40
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So what torque wrench(s) should I look for?

My stem has a spec of 10Nm=7.37 ft-lbs, pretty tiny. Does a click type wrench read/work this low? Is there anyplace on the bike that I will need larger (~20 ft-lbs) torques?




I was looking at a few cheap (harbor Freight) models today. They have a 3/8 drive that reads 0-80 ft-lbs. Unfourtunatly I really need 2 wrenches right now, one for the bike and one to tighten the tires/brake rotors on my car to 100ft-lbs.
post #40 of 40
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Originally Posted by krp8128 View Post
So what torque wrench(s) should I look for?

My stem has a spec of 10Nm=7.37 ft-lbs, pretty tiny. Does a click type wrench read/work this low?
Find one that reads out in in-lbs, from a place that provides recalibration service.

Especially if you like carbon fiber.
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