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How to determine torque when using quick release?

I want to be able to install my front wheel on my Lauf Carbonara fork without using and carrying a torque wrench, e.g. during a longer tour. Lauf says that the preinstalled axle can be replaced eg a ...
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What is the maximum force that an average bicycle chain sprocket can withstand?

I want to use bicycle chain sprockets for a non-bicycle related project and I'm trying to figure out what is the maximum torque I can apply. I did a quick calculation taking a real life example - I ...
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I'm not sure if a torque wrench was used in assembling my carbon bike

I was given a brand new carbon mountain bike by my uncle, he assembled it himself about 18 days ago. My problem is that I am not sure if he used a torque wrench when he assembled the bike. I would ...
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What torque to use for seatpost to saddle clamp?

I have a Merida Reacto 4000 with carbon seatpost and alloy saddle rails. There's no torque rating specified for the bolts which clamp saddle onto the seatpost. What torque should I use for them? I've ...
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Torque of the rails or torque of the post?

I am building a bike and I am using a saddle with carbon rails on an alloy seatpost. I read that it's not an issue as long as the shape of the clamps is compatible with the shape of the rails, and in ...
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Why are electric bikes ranked on torque ratings?

A major ranking criterion for electric bikes is the torque rating of the motor. Generally speaking, bikes/motors with higher torques are sold at a higher price than bikes/motors with lower torques. As ...
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Tightening torque for a Surly bike

I just bought a Surly steamroller frame and I am about to mount my bike. I would like to know the tightening torque related to my frame or other components of my bike that is recommended by Surly. But ...
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What is the reference unit of the kgf reading on the Park spoke tension chart?

What is the reference unit of the kgf reading on the Park spoke tension chart? Is it kgf/cm?
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What should the torque of an expander plug in a carbon fork be?

What torque should be used for the expander plug in a carbon fork? This one shows 8NM, which seems high Manufacturers rarely seem to supply this information, yet tightening too much could damage the ...
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Hylix carbon fork and compression plug

I have an Origin8 compression plug 90mm long with recommended torque of 8Nm. But it can't be inserted fully into the Hylix carbon fork I bought online as there's lots of epoxy blocking the tube in the ...
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