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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:31 am 
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I was surprised by the skewers that came with my Farsports carbon clinchers. I knew they came with skewers but after I received them they look much better than the KCNC I'm using and weigh the same. So as far as budget goes they were free with the wheel set. Doesn't get any cheaper than that unless you don't need the wheel set.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:13 pm 
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Im using One23 skewers. Hadn't heard of the company before but saw them on wiggle very cheap and took the punt. I'm very impressed. Nice finish, not too short, knurled contact points and more clamping force than I would dare to use.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/one23-qr-road-h ... kewer-set/

They come in at 43.62g in Black. Pretty good bang for buck.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:23 pm 
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Would anyone with the Planet X Ti skewers be able to measure their length please? I'd like the length of the skewer with the lever closed from the inside of the cam to the end of the skewer and the thickness of the nut.

I've got the KCNC titanium skewers and because of the thick dropouts on my bike, they're just a tad too short.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:43 am 
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controltech race lite skewers, harder to steal wheels

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http://www.controltechbikes.nl/english/ ... kewers.php


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:23 am 
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I got some token ones from amazon for like $33. I think they are about 44g and ship free with prime.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:30 am 
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Jesper64 wrote:
Would anyone with the Planet X Ti skewers be able to measure their length please? I'd like the length of the skewer with the lever closed from the inside of the cam to the end of the skewer and the thickness of the nut.

I've got the KCNC titanium skewers and because of the thick dropouts on my bike, they're just a tad too short.

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Front (lever closed) 125mm, Rear 155mm, Nut 10mm.
so dropout thickness no more than 7.5mm - 8mm max.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:47 pm 
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Tenlegs wrote:
Jesper64 wrote:
Would anyone with the Planet X Ti skewers be able to measure their length please? I'd like the length of the skewer with the lever closed from the inside of the cam to the end of the skewer and the thickness of the nut.

I've got the KCNC titanium skewers and because of the thick dropouts on my bike, they're just a tad too short.

Thanks


Front (lever closed) 125mm, Rear 155mm, Nut 10mm.
so dropout thickness no more than 7.5mm - 8mm max.


Cheers thanks a lot for that. Wish the rear was just a smidgen longer, don't think they'll work for me.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:53 pm 
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I can buy me a pair of controltech race lights for 30 euro. Any advice? Good quality?

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Anyone?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:31 pm 
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I've been buying used Zipp Ti skewers off ebay. My theory was that Zipp would use better materials and have better quality control than a non-name or ebay seller.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:14 am 
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jorisee01 wrote:
I can buy me a pair of controltech race lights for 30 euro. Any advice? Good quality?

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I have not had any problems with my 4 sets of race lites for over 3 years, they come in different lengths, for a road bike it is 100mm front and 130mm rear.
If your a heavier rider go with the normal race version rather than the lights.
They work well with laywer tabs and I would not screw them on super tight and grease the threads.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:08 am 
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NoiseBoy wrote:
Im using One23 skewers. Hadn't heard of the company before but saw them on wiggle very cheap and took the punt. I'm very impressed. Nice finish, not too short, knurled contact points and more clamping force than I would dare to use.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/one23-qr-road-h ... kewer-set/

They come in at 43.62g in Black. Pretty good bang for buck.



Those look almost identical to the ones that came with my Reynolds RZRs. Weight is almost identical too. Reynolds has them for $55 I think. I think they might be slightly better than the KCNCs.

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Thanks lannes!

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Is it safe to use cheap skewers? Or let me ask that the other way around, are there any examples of these not being safe?


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