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Torque Values






These torque values are from the Third Hand catalog.  All values are in
inch pounds (in lbs); to convert to foot pounds (ft lbs), divide by 12.

Bottom bracket fixed cup 240-300 BMX handlebar binder bolts 240
Bottom bracket lock-ring 240-300 BMX stem binder bolt 170-180
Cantilever brake caliper mounting nut 24 Brake levers on drop handlebars 60-72
Cast-type BMX brake lever 36-60 Brake levers on MTB handlebars 36-60
Center-pull caliper mounting nut 12-36 Cable carrier pinch nut 48-72
Chain ring bolts 48-72 Cantilever arm pinch nut/bolt 36-48
Drop handlebar binder bolt 205-240 Clamp-mount shift lever bolt 24-30
Double bolt integral seat clamp bolts 72-96 Cotter less crank arms 300-360
Crank extractor into crank arm 180-240 Crank arm dust caps 48
Front derailleur cable pinch 36-48 Headset locknut 300 (minimum)
Drop bar stem binder bolt 145-170 Handlebar end-mounted shifter 48
Kickstand 60 Front derailleur mounting bolt 36-48
Front shifter to frame 25-45 Front axle nuts (wheel mounting) 180-240
Thumb shifter mounting bolt 12-18 Stem mounted shift lever bolt  24-30
Seat post binder bolt 72-96 Single bolt integral seat clamp bolt 120-145
Rear shifter cable binder         25-45 Side pull caliper pivot locknut 48-72
Nut on rear hub                300 Side pull caliper cable pinch  48-72
Roller cam cam plate pinch nut 48-72 Roller cam roller locknut 36-48
Rear derailleur cable pinch 36-48 Rear derailleur to hanger 72-84
Non-integral seat clamp nuts 130-170 Rear axle nuts (wheel mounting)  240-300
MTB stem binder bolt 170-180 Side pull caliper mounting nut 72-84
Hub locknuts 175-220 Pedal installation 350
Nut on front hub               180 One-piece bottom bracket lock nut 240
Chain ring bolts              100-120 One-piece bottom bracket fixed cone 300 (minimum)
Crank bolt                   250-300 MTB single handlebar binder bolt 175-240
Rear shifter to frame         120-145 MTB multiple handle binder bolt 60-84
Brake dome nut                50-80 Mounting nut on threaded stud brake shoes 48-60
Front shifter to cable binder  25-45 Cantilever brake link wire     35-45
Brake pads to brake           45-75 Cantilever brake to frame      45-60
Stem binder bolt 100-120 Caliper brakes to frame       100-120
Brake levers to handlebars 75-95 Seat binder bolt               35-55
Handlebar binder              145-200 Jockey wheel bolt                  25-45
Brake cable binders           55-75 Water bottle cage              25-35
Controls to frame              35-45 Fender to frame bolts         50-60
Straddle nut (yoke)           50-70 Toe clips to pedals            25-45

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