Re: [CR]Campagnolo axle nut-to-cone torch spec. request.

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Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2006 11:26:52 -0500
To: James Swan <>, John Betmanis <>
From: "Sheldon Brown" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Campagnolo axle nut-to-cone torch spec. request.

James Swan wrote:
>I had a uncle who was a engineer, mechanic, machinist and full time
>professional builder of dragster engines. His theory was that torque
>specs were established by having a seasoned mechanic tighten the
>thing and then see what the spec was with a torque wrench.

I'll buy that. I've never needed nor used a torque wrench, since I don't work on eternal consumption engines. There is no bicycle application where a torque wrench is needed.

Also, I have never seen nor heard of a cone wrench attachment that would work with a torque wrench, though I suppose it coud be done with a Tork-Grip (Tm).

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