Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Unless the skewer nut is stripped it should simply back off if you turn it while holding the skewer from rotating.
The drawback of the type of safety is that it means you have to back off the nut to remove the wheel, then re-adjust the QR tension each time you replace the wheel, which kinda takes some of the quick out of the quick release. IMO I think this is less safe than a standard non-safety fork tip where once the QR tension is properly set, the nut is left alone (usually retained by a nylock or other friction device) and the wheel is removed/installed simply by a flip of the lever always locking securely to the same pre-set tension.
Once you're confident in the use of your QR you might file off the raised "safety" lips, and use rubber cement to make the nut stickier so it stays in place keeping the QR tension consistent.
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