i have the skewers from Farsport, which are also external types and got me worried. so i checked mine... and lord and behold... http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/3407/dropout.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
it's not major right now, just seems the paint part got rubbed off and getting into the carbon.
so long story short.. my friend forward me this article...
http://m.bikeradar.com/gear/article/ang ... ers-36417/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
it talks about using internal mechanism type of skewer instead of external. perhaps this will prevent more rubbing into the carbon dropout by using skewers like these: http://www.starbike.com/en/tune-ac16-17/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
what do you guys think? am i too paranoid? or is this just another way of marketing a plain o'skewers?
What about the DTSwiss road Ti skewers? They've got some slightly different locking mechanism..
addictR1 wrote:the big three you refer to are the same one listed in the angryasian article? also, how can you tell if it's internal cam or not? besides the weight.
Just look at it. If it looks like a lever going into a pod, it's internal. If it looks like a lever pushing against a plate, its external.
Edit: Velo-Orange has some very nicely priced ones that aren't complete boat anchors: http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/ ... ewers.html
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What kind of rear dropout do you have? Horizontal or vertical? Material?Wookieopolis wrote:I've pulled the rear wheel partway out of the NDS dropout a couple of times recently with the Ti skewers I've been using. They tend to loosen up while riding which makes things exciting.
Which model/brand (or no name ebay cheapo) skewer? Has it gotten worse over time?
Several decades ago I managed to have a tire rub the chain stay due to slippage on a horizontal dropout, but I've never done it with a vertical dropout.
The weight is right on the Tune skewers, but they ain't cheap!
holy crap... even with the 10% off.. it's like $116.44.
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