Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-11-02, 11:11 AM   #1
Skuda25
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 74
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wheel Skewer Question

My road bike race wheels have recently developed a bend in the skewer.

When I hold the wheel and spin the quick release - the bolt on the other side detectably moves up and down very slightly. The wheels are Mavic Cosmic Equipe's with about 1,000 miles.

Does this have any function on performance?
Should they be replaced immediately so as not to damage the wheel in some other way?

Thanks
Skuda25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-02, 11:24 AM   #2
toolfreak
Ich bin ein Lowlander!
 
toolfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Atlantic Ocean, France
Bikes:
Posts: 583
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well, its better to replace the skewer, although it effects your wheel not much.

Try to find a more resistable pair, not these high titanium gadgets or so, just steel with some decent flips
__________________
Mark







Dancevalley 2th of august 2003 -> JXL, Laidback luke, Sasha, John Digweed, Monica Krusse.....and on!
toolfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-02, 12:01 PM   #3
pokey
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 1,372
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The skewer simply clamps the dropouts to the hub.The hub spins on bearings.The skewer cannot 'effect performance',unless of course it weighs a ton.This assumes the axel is located in the dropouts correctly and the slight bend causes no shift in position when clamped.
pokey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:57 AM.