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Bike axle block/reverse chain tug?

I just recently obtained a classic style bike frame that has horizontal fork-ends (people call them dropouts but they're different). I wanted to use hollow axles and skewers on this bike but I think ...
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Why am I breaking Pitlock spring washers so frequently?

I'm hoping some pitlock users out there can help me out. I've installed these on a pair of new bikes to add some protection for some expensive wheels. They seem to be a decent deterrent. My problem is ...
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skewers - how to measure length of existing skewer?

Need to replace existing quick connect rear skewer. How do I measure the length to order a replacement skewer?
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Wheels don't move freely after installing pinhead skewers

So I just installed pinhead locking skewers on my bike, using the instruction manual. But the wheels now have a large amount of friction. I installed all the pieces as tightly as possible, could that ...
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How secure are Security Wheel Skewers like Zéfal Lock'n'Roll?

I'm looking for a reliable locking system for my wheels to prevent being stolen, specifically for the front wheel as I always attach the rear one together with the frame with the U-lock. I look for ...
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Quick release cannot be tightened

I had to patch a flat yesterday and now my quick release won´t tighten up anymore. It makes a ratchet Sound when I turn it trying to tighten it. I remember it was hard to loosen the quick release when ...
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Rear skewer spacing

I am looking to complete a long distance ride (3500 miles)this winter on my carbon road racer. I like the idea of upgrading my 23mm tyres to 28mm for some extra comfort but upon fitting I find my ...
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Where do springs on skewer go?

Where do the springs on a skewer go in relation to dropouts? And which way do they face? My springs are conical but I can't recall which direction the cone pointed or if they were between hub and ...
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Locking Skewer slipping from rear wheel dropout

I recently purchased new locking skewers (Kyrptonite WheelNutz) and they're slipping out of rear wheel dropout with little force. I've noticed they have zero bite on the nut compared to other skewers. ...
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Find or fabricate a metal bracket for bicycle trailer

My family and I just recently jumped into cycling. We bought two bikes for my wife and myself and a pull behind trailer for our 1.5 year old little girl. Problem is, my bike has a very small point ...
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Difference between Campagnolo quick release skewers

All, There are several models of Campagnolo road quick release skewers, including the Type 20, Type 40, Khamsin, Record, and Bora/Hyperion/Bullet models. The price differences between the models ...
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Front tire/disc brake question

Is it normal my disc rubbing with no tightened QR and to stop when I tighten it? Or it should not rubbing both times...?(Because now when I tighten the QR the disc starts rubbing in one of the pads. ...
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Using older mountain bike in a Trainer

I have an older mountain bike. I need to change the rear skewer so I can use an indoor trainer, but I don't think there is one. What do I do? I have a CycleOps Mag trainer and they included a ...
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Security wheel skewers for front facing horizontal dropouts

I was looking into upgrading my current skewers to security skewers, e.g. Pitlock skewers (These are skewers which are designed so that its harder to remove a wheel without a specific key provided ...
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Can I cut down a quick release skewer?

I recently purchased a Conquer brand trainer - I have learned a lot after buying this thing - but I didn't know what quick release skewers were before I purchased the trainer. I've got a skewer that ...
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Quick Release on Fixed Gear Bike

I recently purchased a fixed gear bike, Kilo TT. I had some fenders lying around, SKS raceblade. I tried to install them on my bikebut noticed that the fenders attached to the skewers. My fixed gear ...
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Road Bike Bending Rear Skewers

I'm pretty handy with bicycles, but I'm a little stumped on this one. Have a 90s Cannondale SR800 which is solid other than the back wheel was angled to the left side of the chainstays. Ridable, but ...
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Do OnGuard MinPin Locking Skewers provide adequate security?

Do OnGuard MinPin Locking Skewers provide adequate security? I read one review (http://www.rei.com/product/842891/onguard-minpin-keyless-3-piece-locking-skewer-set) saying that the skewers can easily ...
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Putting a wheel axle back together

I've been trying to fit a new freehub/freewheel (Bontrager) onto my (BTwin) wheel. The freehub is on, but for the life of me I can't figure out the order of nuts for the skewer bolt. I've put ...
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keyed (locking) skewers and seat bolts: recommendations? [duplicate]

I know nothing is thief proof, but some systems are more of a deterrent than others. Looking for recommendations for good systems. Perhaps more importantly I'd like to hear about systems found to be ...
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Are Allen key or Security Key skewers appropriate for bikes with rear facing horizontal dropouts

I have a surly karate monkey set up as a single speed. The frame has rear facing horizontal dropouts (track style). I don't like quick releases due to potential theft when locking up my bike. Are ...
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What's the benefit of a titanium skewer?

What's the benefit of using titanium skewer beside the fact that it's light? Is it strong enough to hold my weight?