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 Post subject: tune skyline skewers
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:43 pm 
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started to make a list for a ww build -

I've read a lot about the al tune skyline skewers (17.5g) - seems there are a lot of concerns on its safety however i couldn't find any entries on its failure etc.

so IS is safe?

(road use)


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 Post subject: Re: tune skyline skewers
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It is.

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 Post subject: Re: tune skyline skewers
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:14 pm 
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I am sure they are safe for their intended audience, that is for lighter riders who are not so hard in equipment. For 100+ kg riders like me, the factor of safety goes down significantly.

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 Post subject: Re: tune skyline skewers
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im 72kg & on the veggies now

careful with my equipment however roads in london, getting out of the city especially can be unpredictable.


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 Post subject: Re: tune skyline skewers
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Im about 75/ 80kg and I use them all the time with no issues.


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 Post subject: Re: tune skyline skewers
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:44 pm 
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Have you thought about getting the Tune U20 skewers. Only 2g heavier but solid as a rock for even 100kg + riders and very beautiful. Also a fabulous closing action.

Only down side is cost.


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 Post subject: Re: tune skyline skewers
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I did look at it its some €150 :shock:

Thanks guys, I think Ill go through with the 17.5g version -

Is the tightening spanner included with the skewers? (doesn't seem to say anywhere)


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 Post subject: Re: tune skyline skewers
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:16 pm 
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Would you then need a spanner to open the skewer in the event of a puncture. How much does this spanner weigh if you have to carry it? No point in loosing weight in place to add it on in another.

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 Post subject: Re: tune skyline skewers
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konky wrote:
Tune U20 skewers ... solid as a rock for even 100kg + riders
Solid as a rock?

I love the feel of ultra-light alu axle skewers during out of the saddle up hill 2000W sprints of my 100 kg body* and 5 kg bike - it feels solid ... or not.

* this is for a hypothetical 100 kg rider, as neither the body mass nor wattage are mine


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 Post subject: Re: tune skyline skewers
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yeah, but we weight our bikes, not whats in the back of our jerseys, right?

we're talking about an equally light tiny spanner. I personally carry an oldschool keychain with slots for maybe 5-8 keys - 3 occupied. That also carried my cards, id & cash. so for me, its not a big deal.


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 Post subject: Re: tune skyline skewers
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150lb rider, I've been using them for the better part of 5 months now, zero complaints so far as my wheels are still on!


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 Post subject: Re: tune skyline skewers
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I've used them for about 6 months also. I havent had problems with them but they do creak.


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