Bicycle Mechanics - Theft Proof Skewers
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A couple of years ago I saw a set of replacement quick-release skewers for sale in a shop. They were made with a removable lever (I think that it might have been essentially a torque wrench matching a torque bolt-head in the skewer itself). The idea was that they made your wheels theft-resistant, since the thief would have to have a matching wrench to open the skewer.
I saw what looked like one on a bike today. My curiosity is newly piqued.
Anyone ever tried them? Results?
09-01-02, 07:27 PM
I haven't tried them, but you can find 'em here:
09-01-02, 09:15 PM
I have the kryptonite set on a bike. It seems like it's working pretty well so far. The skewers are very light, and you even get one for the seatpost - which is usually the easiest thing to steal!
09-01-02, 11:30 PM
I installed a set of these on my bike a couple of years ago. I discoverd them a few years earlier when I had a skewer stolen. I believe they were called Anti-Scam Cams. They do not lock like the Kryptonite ones, but instead have a removable star shaped wrench. I have not had one stolen, so I guess they have done the job. Since I bought my last pair, I have been unable to find them and the LBS has no idea what I am talking about. But, I am sure they are out there somewhere...
the cheaper bikes at target and toysRus have the non-quick-release skewers standard...
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