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Here’s the latest in the Quickrelease.tv series of how to videos on cycle maintenance, sponsored by Weldtite. It’s a short on why it’s now important to use torque wrenches on the components found on expensive bikes.
Overtighten a bolt and bang goes your ultra-lightweight carbon-fibre gizmo. And fail to follow manufacturer’s instructions - ie use a torque wrench - and you may also kiss goodbye to your warranty.
The torque settings link mentioned in the vid can be found here.
The expanding series of ‘how to’ vids can be found on YouTube.
The video shorts have had a varied number of views. For instance, the ‘how to wash/lube your bike’ video has nearly had 18,000 views yet vids of perhaps more importance - such as how to fix a flat - have had many less views. Go figure.
Here are the video links to YouTube, along with the view numbers, from lowest to highest.
Basic bicycle tool kit 3049 views
The differences between Schrader, presta and Woods valves 3098 views
How to operate quick release levers 3246 views
How to repair a puncture 4995 views
Washing and lubing your bike 17,732 views