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    Ritchey 5Nm Torque Key



    I picked up one of these torque keys rated for 5Nm. It is so much more convenient to use than my Park TW-1 (rated from 0-7Nm).

    Some of my components are supposed to be torqued to 4.5Nm, (handlebar clamp, stem to steerer, etc).

    Am I over torquing if I use the Ritchey key rated at 5Nm or is there some +/- torque value already in place to account for torque wrench accuracy variances? I would be only over torquing it by 10% if indeed the key was absolutely accurate.

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    A fixed torque wrench is more convenient than a variable torque wrench?

    I would say it's no big deal, it's a very small difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PissedOffCil
    A fixed torque wrench is more convenient than a variable torque wrench?
    What i meant is that with the ritchey i just have to twist and it's torqued at 5Nm. Done deal, no fuss. With the beam torque wrench, i first have to find the right bit and then make sure i'm looking at the scale head on to get an accurate torque. Yeah it's more effort for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatdrewguy
    What i meant is that with the ritchey i just have to twist and it's torqued at 5Nm. Done deal, no fuss. With the beam torque wrench, i first have to find the right bit and then make sure i'm looking at the scale head on to get an accurate torque. Yeah it's more effort for me.
    Just buy a clicker?

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    Checked a torque moment on mine key - 6nm, not 5. Used Syntace 1-20 and Park.
    I disassembled Ritchey and shorted two springs by a file. Now key works correct.
    It is very convenient key on a trail, competitions and travelling. Love it.

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