GUIDE: USING TORQUE WRENCH FOR BICYCLE
Are you the type who would like to be able to screw a little on his bike, there is the absolutely essential tool - as well as the tool that is "nice to have", a best torque wrench key may belong to the last group, but for most people will be a real good investment, as it does not just go away and potentially can save one for a lot of money over or under tension and any consequential damages.
Most people are probably familiar with a torque wrench and how it works, very briefly, you set the torque wrench to a given torque and it "clicks" when you reach the selected torque, torque wrenches are often used for wheel changing on cars, in order to avoid damage to aluminum. - rims with a torque wrench and a correct setting, it will therefore normally be possible to avoid overvoltage.
There are many parts on a bicycle that can and must be tensioned and adjusted at regular intervals and most parts of the bike have a recommendation in relation to which torque (Normally stated in Nm) they must be tightened with. Many parts should only be tightened with very few Nm and the same torque wrench used for the car is therefore out of play, as it often starts at 30 nM which is far too much in relation to use with a bicycle. Of course, there is always the possibility to tighten by hand and “gefühl”, but it is very difficult, without much practical experience, to hit the right values and you risk getting too much or too little - which can potentially have fatal consequences .
There are not many torque wrenches for bicycle use , but there are some - common to all of them is that they can typically be used in the range of 1-20 Nm. which is very suitable for bicycle use. First and foremost, there is the classic, manual, torque wrench that "clicks" when the desired torque is achieved - but since many parts only have to be tightened very little, with some torque wrenches it can be difficult to hear the click and sense when it is sufficiently tensioned.
The solution could be a digital torque wrench, for example ProCycleTools Digital torque wrench, which we have previously tested. With a digital torque wrench, you set the torque wrench to the desired torque and will be warned by light and sound when the desired torque is achieved, thus avoiding easily and easily clamping too little or too much.
A digital, as well as a manual torque wrench is, by its very nature, considerably more expensive than an Allen key or the like, but the additional price can be really well-spent - especially if you have bicycles and bicycle equipment in the slightly more expensive end and especially in the case of carbon parts as you Here, much easier by damaging the parts by overvoltage.
Expensive bikes and tight clothes make 350,000 Danes call
Road cycling is the fastest growing sport. Every year, according to Danske Cykelhandlere, the stores sell over 50,000 of the expensive speed machines. And Denmark Cycle Union has experienced a 40 percent increase in membership since 2007, so the membership is approaching 27,000, of which 90 percent are exercisers.
»Cycling is the new golf. It explodes, because Mr and Mrs Denmark are looking for a form of exercise that they can cultivate together, and where there is also the possibility of joint holiday experiences, "says Bent Skov, development consultant in Denmark's Cycle Union.
"At that time, the idea was that you should have a license, and then you had to run and run. Today, people come to get exercise or to train for an ironman.
One of the passionate exerciseists is TV journalist Reimer Bo Christensen, 62 years old.
He could not dream of driving in earnest, although he would like to use every trick in the book to put his comrades 'Posten', 'School Inspector', 'Midwife' and 'New Credit' in place when they return to May to Piedmont to climb the barolo's mountains.
Relationship regardless of status
Reimer Bo is co-author of the book 'On the Masters Asphalt', which will be published in April at Lindhardt & Ringhof.
It is about the stars, the water carriers and the exercise cyclists. And about how they are shared about the same asphalt and the fascination of max pulse and ceramic bearings. All seen with the motionist's eyes.
»When I had a fantastic day at Mont Ventoux, Brian Holm, whom I also interviewed in the book, has a much more everyday experience. For me, this is an adventure, for him it is just a reunion with his old workplace ".
Reimer Bo is not built as a mountain rider. He weighs five kilos too much. And he is usually one of the last to come up a mountain. But he has the pleasure of cycling. The joy of following the seasons from his saddle. Year after year. Whether it's one of the famous mountain stages or keeping up with the green waves of the cars along the Panum Institute in Copenhagen.
It all started with a French chef from Huset i Magstræde back in 1977.
Gitanes and bicycle shorts
"I lived in Farum, and then there was one in our house who was the girlfriend of the chef from Magstræde, who had driven all the way from inner city up to visit her. Today I know well that it is only about 20 km, but then it was unheard of. I bought a French racing bike myself, a Bertin who reminded a lot about the chef, for I knew it was stuffy.