I'm looking for advice on the range of torque, bit pieces and any other features I might need for smaller to medium sized jobs.
From what I read I'd need a separate wrench for the bigger jobs like bottom bracket. I'm not sure about pedals: I'm running Shimano M520 and I haven't seen them installed with a torque-adjustable wrench before, just a pedal tool. Would a non-calibrated pedal tool be alright for installation + removal?
I'd like to be able to work on things like handlebars, headset, derailleurs, crankset, brakes, shifters, racks, seatpost, & similar sized jobs.
The only carbon parts are the forks and the seat post. The largest hex bolt I've found so far is 5mm. The bike is a 2019 Fastroad SL-1, details are here https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/fastroad-sl-1-2019
Some examples of specs for reasonably priced wrenches that I've found so far are:
- 2-15nm adjustable torque click type, Hex: 2/2.5/3/4/5/6mm, Torx: T10, T25, T30, one-way torque
- 2-24nm adjustable torque click type, Hex: 3/4/5/6/8/10mm Torx: T20, T25 & T30, one-way torque
I'm leaning toward something click-type in the 2-15nm range: The bits seem to be more suited to bike component size, and I don't think any of the jobs that I could be doing with Hex / Torx ends require more than 15nm. I'm having a bit of trouble finding confirmation on that for all components though.
Some other considerations I'd like to nail down are:
- Do I need two-direction measured torque for any of these jobs? Pedals probably won't be handled by this size wrench I'm guessing, BB seems way off.
- Would a beam style wrench be just as good, or more suitable than a click-type?
- Am I overlooking any bit adapters that I might need?
- Do I actually need two wrenches for all the jobs I'd like to handle?
- Am I overthinking things and will be fine without a calibrated tool?