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Gunnsie
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QR Skewers

Postby Gunnsie » Thu Oct 10, 2013 20:08 pm

Hi All,

Has anyone bought a set of these ebay hobbies, if so, how do you rate them? Anyone have any alternatives they could recommend at a reasonable price?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/J-L-Ti-Titani ... 3f26860d28

Cheers!

Chris

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Re: QR Skewers

Postby Rolf F » Thu Oct 10, 2013 20:13 pm

Shimano or Campagnolo internal cam skewers (or other brand of internal rather than external if such exists). Nothing else needs to be bought.
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Re: QR Skewers

Postby Gunnsie » Thu Oct 10, 2013 20:20 pm

The Shimano ones are quite heavy... was looking to get lighter ones.

Do you have a link to them?

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Re: QR Skewers

Postby izza » Thu Oct 10, 2013 21:29 pm

I have a spare pair of KCNC versions of what you are looking at.

To you sir £5 plus P&P

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Re: QR Skewers

Postby Gunnsie » Thu Oct 10, 2013 21:45 pm

Hi Izza,

What colour are they? Do you rate the KCNC versions? Thanks so much!

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Re: QR Skewers

Postby Rolf F » Thu Oct 10, 2013 22:06 pm

Gunnsie wrote:The Shimano ones are quite heavy... was looking to get lighter ones.


Probably one of the last places to look for weight savings. Not sure how much of a risk it really is but here is where I have no interest in saving grams. Internal cam skewers for me every day. I'll drill holes in the frame for weight saving before I change the skewers!

http://sheldonbrown.com/skewers.html
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Re: QR Skewers

Postby Bobbinogs » Thu Oct 10, 2013 22:10 pm

Rolf F wrote:Shimano or Campagnolo internal cam skewers (or other brand of internal rather than external if such exists). Nothing else needs to be bought.


What he said. Shimano Deore are good VFM and work well.

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Re: QR Skewers

Postby Charlie Potatoes » Fri Oct 11, 2013 03:45 am

Gunnsie wrote: Anyone have any alternatives they could recommend at a reasonable price?


These....

http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/WSPXTISTQR/planet_x_ti_stick_quick_release_with_carbon_levers
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Re: QR Skewers

Postby Charlie Potatoes » Fri Oct 11, 2013 03:52 am

Rolf F wrote:I'll drill holes in the frame for weight saving before I change the skewers!


I view it differently in that I would fit lightweight Ti skewers before I started drilling holes in the frame.
:D
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Re: QR Skewers

Postby trailflow » Fri Oct 11, 2013 04:06 am

Make sure you avoid those planet x skewers

I bought a pair. Then found after 6 months use. the plastic piece behind the cam disintegrates and falls apart. Rendering them useless. I wouldn't have touched them if i had known. Luckily they didn't come loose while riding.

Not sure if the J&L skewers use plastic or metal. Can anyone confirm ?

Ideally you want the piece to be made of brass.

more info here
http://handsonbike.blogspot.co.uk/2013/ ... ad-qr.html

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Re: QR Skewers

Postby Rolf F » Fri Oct 11, 2013 07:31 am

Charlie Potatoes wrote:
Rolf F wrote:I'll drill holes in the frame for weight saving before I change the skewers!


I view it differently in that I would fit lightweight Ti skewers before I started drilling holes in the frame.
:D


I just had a great idea - why not do both! :lol:
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Re: QR Skewers

Postby Charlie Potatoes » Fri Oct 11, 2013 09:03 am

Rolf F wrote:
Charlie Potatoes wrote:
Rolf F wrote:I'll drill holes in the frame for weight saving before I change the skewers!


I view it differently in that I would fit lightweight Ti skewers before I started drilling holes in the frame.
:D


I just had a great idea - why not do both! :lol:


Remember to always ask your parents permission first though :lol:
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Re: QR Skewers

Postby matt-h » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:47 am

Can anyone recommend skewers that wont bite to hard into the carbon dropouts.
i think serrated is overkill and butchered my last frame

Matt

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Re: QR Skewers

Postby Supermurph09 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:26 am

I'm a fan of the planet x brand but as mentioned above those skewers are rubbish. I bent one the other day and never had much faith in them.

I bought these from planet x 2 weeks ago and really like them, http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/WSC ... ase_skewer not the lightest but the mechanism and double lever system really works well.

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Re: QR Skewers

Postby keef66 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:34 am

They look like the solution to a problem I don't have. I'm happy with the stock internal cam Shimano QRs

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Re: QR Skewers

Postby trek_dan » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:09 pm

I had the PX Ti ones (assume they are same as the budget Ebay types) and they managed to rattle themselves loose a few times. Fair enough once, you can put that down to lack of maintenance on my part, but when it came to the time I was getting so paranoid about it I was checking them before very ride I decided to get rid.

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Re: QR Skewers

Postby Mercia Man » Fri Oct 11, 2013 14:26 pm

It's been said many times before - from Sheldon Brown to Angry Asian more recently on Bike Radar - external cam QR skewers with plastic or rubber washers are an inferior cheap-to-make design that do not hold wheels securely in place. But riders impressed by fancy colours, tiny weight savings and heavy marketing go on buying them.

Get proper internal cam metal QR skewers from Shimano or Campag. The minuscule weight difference at the centre of the wheel is not an issue and you wouldn't notice it. The potential damage to you and your bike if your wheel comes loose at high speed is definitely an issue.

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Re: QR Skewers

Postby marcusjb » Fri Oct 11, 2013 14:33 pm

Rolf F wrote:Shimano or Campagnolo internal cam skewers (or other brand of internal rather than external if such exists). Nothing else needs to be bought.


^ the truth

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Re: QR Skewers

Postby Andy MG » Fri Oct 11, 2013 14:56 pm

I've had the Planet X ones on my road bike since late April and having done around 1500 miles have had no issues with them.

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Re: QR Skewers

Postby ugo.santalucia » Fri Oct 11, 2013 15:12 pm

You can buy light skewers like those and most likely never have a problem...

BUT remember if you have a problem with your QR, you might not live to tell... :shock:

so on balance is it worth saving 50 grams on skewers? You are the one to judge
Shimano ones are the best and will never let you down


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