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Old 02-06-2009, 10:48 AM   #27
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Location: South Coast, CA
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Originally Posted by foobar
I've had one on order for some time now - called them and was told it's on backorder "country-wide".

Originally Posted by foobar
Regarding tools, this may be a stupid question, but how do you deal with specific torque settings - are you (anyone) carrying a torque wrench or the "that feels about right" method?
Torque wrench in the garage, "Gudentight" on the trail.

Originally Posted by foobar
I'll be giving all my wheel/tire tools a workout this weekend as I install a pair of TKC80s. My goal is to only use the tools I plan to carry with me. I haven't changed a non-bicycle tire/tube since college - don't ask how long that's been. Should be entertaining!
You might want to invest in some of those rim protectors. And don't forget to keep the bead down in the spoke run to give yourself some slack. Better yet, read this:

And good luck!
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