evan326 wrote:Skewers aren't something I'd feel safe being cheap with
Why? Cheap doesn't necessarily mean poor quality.
I have a pair of £100 Tune skewers (33g) and a pair of £12 Lifeline skewers (44g). Both are of equal quality and have performed faultlessly with a big 107kg rider bunny-hopping potholes at 80kph...
I also have Zipp, Mavic & Shimano skewers, but they just sit in the spare parts bag.