Touring - BOB skewer too short for Novara Safari?
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10-31-10, 02:10 PM
So, I've been hauling this BOB trailer all the way down to Argentina from Alaska and all was well. Then I got pneumonia. I am now feeling a LOT better, but we figured we would make it a bit easier for me when we get back on the road by putting my BOB on my son's bike - made sense and seemed like a pretty easy fix.
but then - his skewer on his Safari is longer than my BOB skewer!!! We can't put the BOB on his bike! I thought all skewers were the same length... Any idea how we could put the BOB on his bike or am I stuck with the thing forever??
Longer skewers can be purchased.
Maybe contact Bobgear and ask them to sent you one express.
10-31-10, 03:30 PM
The Safari is (likely) spaced at 135mm, which should be accommodated by the standard length skewer. However, if you're bike uses a smaller hub, or rather one with a smaller OLD, then it might have been cut shorter than standard length. No matter what, a new skewer should work.
10-31-10, 03:52 PM
Well buggars. We head out tomorrow again and had hoped to put the trailer on my son's bike - I'm still not 100% after pneumonia. I guess I'll just try to get as much weight off my bike and onto his as I can in the panniers and I'll stick with the trailer.
10-31-10, 04:30 PM
There may be something to go longer yet if someone like
Santana or other Tandem builders
have ordered a skewer set for their customers ,
as the Tandem hubs are wider still, 140 or 145mm
to make room for left side mounted drag brakes on the hubs.
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