I'm looking into putting a quick release on the rear hub of an older bike (approx. 120mm inside the dropouts). I've found sources for the hollow axle (3/8" or 9.5mm, 26 tpi) and could cut it down to length. Skewers are given a mm dimension, but what dimension does this represent?
My front skewer is 5mm-0.8 thread. Is this typical?
Rans Rockst (Retro rocket) Rans Enduro Sport (Retro racket) Hase Kettweisel Tandem (redundent recumbent), Merin Bear Valley (The gopher).
It's the over locknut dimension. Rear wheels are wider than fronts so you need a rear wheel skewer. It'll probably be one designed for 135mm so you'll want to cut a bit off or you'll have a pointy end sticking out.