I'm considering buying a spoke torque wrench. I see they sell for about $90 on up, depending on brand and other voodoo.
I've used the plink test to identify spokes that are too loose: gently ping a screwdriver against the spoke as you turn the wheel, should go ping at the same tone. But my focus was on having the wheel be true and round, not the torque on any given spoke.
Are they a useful tool?
dropped the bike doing a dirt donut,
Pretty sure I broke a pin on the change drum /gear holder star thing (and 1 week from my Friday the 13th DMV test that I need this bike for)
but found a pin in the oil pan when I was trying removing the gear changer face plate.
couldn't remove the plate because I realized you need to get the chain and sprocket out of the way
since I don't have tools for either of those things I was wondering if I could get away with EITHER removing the sprocket OR the chain ...to save money.
if not I guess ill just have to buy $400 impact wrench + a $200 master link revet tool.
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/2357/getattachmentaspxnlr.jpgI went to harbor freight today Found a decal remover and notice that it look like a KnobbyKnife so i bought it and it works awesome! I did 2 back tires today.Only 8.99 The top blade holder will work in almost any solder iron.
Does anybody use them, and how well are you able to get them clean, what would you use to clean them, my concern would be the cleaning issue, how would you know you got every bit of debris out of it, thanks