Any magenta color skewers?

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Noctiluxx
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by Noctiluxx

I’m looking for magenta colored skewers to match my El Rosado EE brake calipers. Right now I’m using Zipp titanium black skewers and was even thinking of anodizing the levers. Never done any anodizing before. What do you think?
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Black matches the group set...
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by VTR1000SP2

I agree black is would be best but Tune has magenta and if you’re in Europe, Wert Cycling may as well.


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by tabl10s

Noctiluxx wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:10 pm
I’m looking for magenta colored skewers to match my El Rosado EE brake calipers. Right now I’m using Zipp titanium black skewers and was even thinking of anodizing the levers. Never done any anodizing before. What do you think?
I have those too and they'll be installed on a BoB frame. You could also change it up with a different color that still compliments:

https://www.quora.com/What-colors-complement-magenta

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by CLEAR

Tune doesnt have Magenta per se. I bought their skewers in pink which turned up so light, and re purchase the purple which was closer in hue to the magenta, but much darker and less vivid in color

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by Stendhal

Hi, I checked on eBay (magenta skewer) and there was a magenta skewer on sale from the UK.

I highly recommend WOOdman skewers as an excellent combination of light weight and strength. They have a pink Gator skewer that might pass for magenta if you squint.

Hope also has purple skewers that come close.
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I've not see the El Rosado EE brakes in person, but that magento looks quite vivid. Wert Stick Shift QR's in violet are probably too dark to match (see attached photo). Other Cane Creek and Wert colors do match well (same anodizer).

I wouldn't recommend re-anodizing the levers, since it's extremely expensive and the result is also less than initial anodization. I have some leftover stock from closing down the company, although voilet is down to the last pair, since it's proven the most popular color after black.
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by monkeyburger

The color of anodizing is also affected by the particular alloy used.
I looked at anodizing skewers to match the hubs below, but the mismatch would have been too noticeable.
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