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    serial mender
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    Theft Proof Skewers

    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?

    Cheers,
    Jamie

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    I haven't tried them, but you can find 'em here:

    http://www.bicyclebuys.com/cart01.as...D=12967&pOP=60

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    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!

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    RAGBRAI. Need I say more? Steele-Bike's Avatar
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    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...

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    the cheaper bikes at target and toysRus have the non-quick-release skewers standard...
    i won't deny it i'm a straight ridah

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