Torque wrench for a stem?

Yellow Saddle

Veteran
Location
Loch side.
Yes you should be using a torque wrench to tighten the stem onto the steerer but just an allen key to adjust the headset. I suggest you Youtube how to adjust a threadless headset.
 

davidphilips

Über Member
Location
Onabike
Just checking that if its an ahead (threadless) that you have and it has a carbon steering tube, if so you really have to ask some one like yellowsaddle for advice and not just move it yourself.
 

mcshroom

Bionic Subsonic
On an Aluminium steerer and stem it's a good idea but not the end of the world if you dont. I wouldn't be happy adjusting a carbon stem, or one on a carbon steerer
 

davidphilips

Über Member
Location
Onabike
Aluminium stem, threadless carbon steerer - I'll hold off until having ordered a torque wrench
Dont move it your self if theres a carbon steering tube unless you are %100 certain, if the stem is clamped onto a carbon tube make sure your stem clamps only to the part of the steerer which contains the bung or the tube may fail.
 
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