I guess I should also get a small first aid kit to put in my backpack. A drew I little blood today when I grabbed the wrong part of my seat during a UPD and a bolt snagged my skin. Nothing major but I wished I had a bandaid to keep it clean.
Shit just got serious. JamesCSmith ain’t messing around. Next thing you know he’ll have flown over to meet Florian and scored himself a Schlumpf hub. If that turns out to be the case you’ll want to pick up a set of torque wrenches. Park Tool ratcheting type is adjustable as not to allow you to tighten a bolt too tight.
Nice choice on the KH26 and the mUni bar. Kris spec’d the cranks at 150/125 which is exactly what you want. Nothing wrong with shipping to the states from Canada. Tariffs cost a little more from England but Roger always seems to have that hard to find part.’
I never used a torque wrench on any part of my unicycle, though it stands to reason that there’s an ideal torque specification for every adjustment on the unicycle. I frequently test the tightness of the pedals, seat bolts, crank-interface, bearing caps and seat-post clamp. I found that a newer setup needed more frequent tightening, due to the unprecedented forces being placed on it. Also, I am not aware of, to what extent, if ever, I have ‘over’ tightened parts of the unicycle. I am planning on buying a 3rd generation Schlumpf, and I don’t want to screw it up. Florian suggests using a tiny torque wrench on the gold and silver shifting buttons of his geared hub. I will probably buy the wrench, not wanting to screw up this almost $2K item. But, in general, I wonder if a torque wrench is worth it for the rest of the unicycle.
If I ever needed a torque wrench for cycling I had always planned on getting a Park TW-1 and TW-2 rather than the ratchet type. I just noticed today that they’ve discontinued them :(. There is still some old stock available from some suppliers but I don’t know if I want to cough up the cash right now…
The only time I’ve ever needed a torque wrench was fitting a schlumpf hub. Most likely the new ones that we have been waiting for over the last couple of years will do away with that need (most obvious fix to lots of current problems). Otherwise I don’t see any real need for one.
I have one (TW-1), and I honestly haven’t used it once. If you plan to use them on a regular basis, get the ratchet type, you can still buy a handful of them for the price. You really only need a 4nm and a 5nm for most cases. They are much easier to use in my opinion.