Information for the new or leisure cyclist Information for the racing or touring cyclist Cycling initiatives, routes etc.
Basic maintenance
Brake checks
Brake care
Brake adjustment
Bottom bracket
Chain care
Chainset care
Front derailleur
Rear derailleur
Types of gears
Hubs and bearings
Wheels and tyres
Advanced checks
General checks
Gears and chain
Fork and frame
Wheels and tyres
After a crash
Reference TORQUE Table

Any fixing bolt or nut that can be tightened on a bike should ideally be done to torque specifications.  The table below is for general reference only.  Always refer first to the manufacturers specifications..... and remember the reason for using a torque wrench - 'tights just right, too tights stripped'

Component Material lb./ft.
handlebar stem any 12-14
handlebar stem bolt any 14-15
handlebar locknut steel, titanium 25-30
  aluminum 20-35
bottom bracket lockring steel 20-35
. aluminum 15-20
bottom bracket fixed cup any 20-25
cotterless crank bolt steel, titanium 25-30
chainring bolt aluminum 4-6
. steel 6-7
pedal attachment any 30-33
saddle binder bolt steel, titanium 6-8
brake mounting bolt steel, titanium 6-7
brake pivot bolt any 3-4
brake lever bolt any 5-6
derailleur mount bolt any 6-7

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