Originally Posted by RedRupert
Torque is not just a question of feel. For example, the tripple clamps: the bottom pinch bolts need to be 15 Nm; the top ones need to be 20 Nm. All are M8. In this case a torque wrench is important.
Have you ever seen a clamp bolt come out? Or seen one so overtightened as to impede fork action? I haven't. Torque them both at 15, torque them both at 20, I don't think you or the bike can tell the difference. In 30 years, on everything I have owned, I have never torqued a fork clamp bolt and I have never had a problem of any kind. I honestly fail to see the need for concern.