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    A torque wrench....you have to be kidding!!!!

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    I kid you not! Everything is speced up to the limit and this especially applies to Carbon Fibre bikes and components.

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    When changing brake cables I use vise grips, quick acting clamp and the correct size ring or open ended spanner.

    Having the spare when the cable snaps is the problem though.

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    My brake cables have hydraulic fluid running through them.
    It's only a mistake if you don't learn from it.

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    ^^ What? ^^

    Please explain!

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    Actually it's mineral oil but they are hydraulic disk brakes on my mountain bike. CX bikes have had them for a while now and they are just making their move into road cycling as well. Shimano & SRAM have their own road versions out already. They've been in the MTB world for years now.
    It's only a mistake if you don't learn from it.

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    No no, what I meant to say was. You say oil running through your cables but did you mean to say fully hydraulic like a motor bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foo View Post
    No no, what I meant to say was. You say oil running through your cables but did you mean to say fully hydraulic like a motor bike?

    Foo
    Fully hydraulic, I guess like a motor bike. They run the same principle I think. Pull the lever, pressure pushes the oil in the line which in turn pushes the piston onto the brake disk. If I want to stop faster, I pull harder (but not too hard, they work very well )
    It's only a mistake if you don't learn from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corbs View Post
    Fully hydraulic, I guess like a motor bike. They run the same principle I think. Pull the lever, pressure pushes the oil in the line which in turn pushes the piston onto the brake disk. If I want to stop faster, I pull harder (but not too hard, they work very well )
    I had hydro discs on all my bike's and im 100kgs, stops me on my downhill bike no worries at all. Just need to lean back far enough not to go over handle bars lol

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    Bought the kit, first job to do was tighten the bottom bracket. The adjustable lockring spanner is useless, resorted to pipe wrench to remove lockring on the bottom bracket, other tools look ok but a little flimsy. All in all though it's a good starter kit. I think i would buy more of their tools particularly the bike repair stand but that hasn't been on sale recently.

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    I have the bike stand and am happy with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foo View Post
    I have the bike stand and am happy with it.

    Foo
    It looks like more expensive stands and generally the feedback has been good. Not sure but it seems that Aldi haven't had it in for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Splinter View Post
    A torque wrench....you have to be kidding!!!!
    If you're running a carbon fibre frame or components then a torque wrench is mandatory. After you've overtightened a CF seat tube clamp and split the tube you'll then realise that the cost of a wrench would have been a small percentage of the cost of a new bike frame.
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    I missed out on the Aldi torque wrench as I was away in the truck and forgot to tell my wife to get over there and get me one.

    I do however take special care not to over tighten on my CF bike though.

    Foo

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    Jeez, 5yrs have passed since being in this thread. My tool kit has grown greatly since then, with the inclusion of a torque wrench set, cable cutter, a full set bike specific open enders and a chain wear measurer. Bottom bracket tools for different BB's and cluster remover.

    Foo

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