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    Torque wrench doubt

    Hi guys,

    I have a Mojo HD and I was mounting the seat clamp and first I hadn't realized that the torque wrench did "click" (I had exceeded the torque of the bolt).

    I stopped screwing for a few seconds and when I continued doing it, then I realized that I had exceeded the torque (I don't know how much, but I think not too much), so I loosen the bolt.

    Do you think if the seat tube will have been damaged? I'm very paranoiac about my loved frame...


    Thanks!

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    no...you're fine...first of all, your torque wrench probably isn't perfectly calibrated...and i doubt over-torquing (if you actually did in the first place) for a couple of seconds does any kind of long-term damage

    don't sweat it

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    Don' trip....you're good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobanovskyy View Post
    Hi guys,

    I have a Mojo HD and I was mounting the seat clamp and first I hadn't realized that the torque wrench did "click" (I had exceeded the torque of the bolt).

    I stopped screwing for a few seconds and when I continued doing it, then I realized that I had exceeded the torque (I don't know how much, but I think not too much), so I loosen the bolt.

    Do you think if the seat tube will have been damaged? I'm very paranoiac about my loved frame...


    Thanks!
    You should be fine, but what sort of torque wrench are you using? Get something that doesn't apply any force once the set torque is reached. These work pretty well: CDI Preset Torque Limiting T-Handle Review | Mountain Bike Review

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    If the seatpost is in the bike when you tighten it, the only damage you would do is to the seat collar. You would likely strip it and have to get a new one. Sounds like you did not do that though, so you should be good.
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    Thanks very much guys,

    I feel much more calmed down woth your replies.

    The torque wrench I use is Park Tool TW-5 (Park Tool Co. TW-5 : Ratcheting ?Click Type? Torque Wrench : Torque Wrenches & Accessories) and when I screwed the bolt of the seat clamp, yes, the seat post (KS LEV) was inside the seat tube.

    So, today I'll go out with my bike without worries!


    Have a nice sunday!

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