Bicycle Mechanics - Mounting Front Wheel Skewer Backwards - Problem?
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07-21-10, 02:52 PM
I have a Mavic computer that has a skewer/sensor (http://www.mavic.com/mtb/products/e-skewer-sensor.107630.4.aspx). But because the disc brake rotor is on the left side, the only way I can mount it on my mountain bike is to put it on backwards so that the lever is on the right side of the front wheel. I'm pretty sure that it's secure enough not to loosen because of wheel spin, but before I did anything, I thought I'd run it by you all first.
No it doesn't matter either way, moiunt it the way it works for you. It's normal to mount rear swewers with the lever on the left because it's away from the RD. The left front lever is just to follow suit. Either way it's isolated from wheel rotation because it runs through a non-rotating axle.
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