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 Post subject: Re: Skewers
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:17 pm 
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wait.. i'm getting a pair of the farsport Ti skewer coming in with my set. should i be worried? they look identical to the KCNC version.


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 Post subject: Re: Skewers
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:18 pm 
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I've been using these Planet X carbon/Ti ones for over a year now and can't find fault with them http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/WSPXTISTQR/planet_x_ti_stick_quick_release_with_carbon_levers

Even a twice the price they'd be great value.


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 Post subject: Re: Skewers
PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 10:48 pm 
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Zen Cyclery wrote:
The KCNCs are OK. Much better than the Far and Nears in my opinion.

My favorites are the Enve titanium ones. They have a better clamp force than KCNCs, and they're far more abrasion resistant.


I have the KCNC ones and am constantly tightening - just added to list of pre-ride jobs (e.g. check pressures, look for nicks in tyres, tighten up skewers, etc. ....). Have ordered a pair of Enve ones next week so if the clamp is better then this may be a job I don't need to do as often.


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 Post subject: Re: Skewers
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 4:29 pm 
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izza wrote:
I have the KCNC ones and am constantly tightening - just added to list of pre-ride jobs (e.g. check pressures, look for nicks in tyres, tighten up skewers, etc. ....). Have ordered a pair of Enve ones next week so if the clamp is better then this may be a job I don't need to do as often.


What do you mean when you say you are constantly tightening them? Is the threaded end unscrewing in use, and you have to screw it back to the correct position? Is the skewer rod stretching (this one seems unlikely)? Is the lever coming open and you have to push it closed again?


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 4:40 pm 
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I check my skewers regardless of the type....just a safe pre-ride check IMHO.

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 4:55 pm 
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What are you thinking about these skewers:

http://jedi-sports.de/Wheelset-Accessor ... :1446.html

or

http://jedi-sports.de/Wheelset-Accessor ... :2241.html

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:43 am 
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wow.. That's super light!


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 10:22 am 
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Token TK233 are fine.
Tune DC-14 are my preferred QR.
Both are reliable, tighten firmly, etc.
Tune seems to give you a greater grip will less force on the lever.


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 Post subject: Re: Skewers
PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 11:16 pm 
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Routier wrote:
I've been using these Planet X carbon/Ti ones for over a year now and can't find fault with them http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/WSPXTISTQR/planet_x_ti_stick_quick_release_with_carbon_levers

Even a twice the price they'd be great value.


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Tighten and forget! They clamp very well and never get loose!


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 12:35 pm 
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Pre-ride check on QRs is sensible for many people.

Always possible something has happened that means they are not tight.

It's about 2 seconds per QR.

KCNC user here for 6 years with no problems.

Dura Ace have the smoothest clamping action IMO but it's a lot weight.

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 6:43 pm 
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Im glad to see the planet x skewers work well, I just got them in the mail, havent used them yet. They were the lightest for the money that were in the US .


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 5:41 am 
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I'm not fond of the Planet X skewers. After about 2 months of use, the plastic "washer" deformed and cracked from the pressure. I didn't think I was making them all that tight either.


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 12:31 pm 
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deermatt wrote:
Im glad to see the planet x skewers work well, I just got them in the mail, havent used them yet. They were the lightest for the money that were in the US .


Unfortunately, for me, they always made some creek when I pedaled out of the saddle no matter how much force I put in while clamping them :noidea:
They are pretty light for the price, tough.


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 4:34 am 
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Salsa Ti skewers have always been a solid choice. I have had a set that I have used on several wheel sets and never worried about them. Now that I think about it I think they have been on at least a dozen different bike and wheel combos.

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 Post subject: what skewers
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:12 am 
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Which ones are good? I just received titanium truvia skewers but the nobs are too small, they don't feel right.

What skewers are rigid, big nobs, yet light.. Throw some suggestions ppl.


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