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Old 10-17-10, 01:33 PM   #1
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question about dt swiss skewers

i am in need of a new rear skewer on my road bike. there are currently a matching set on ebay, but look like the mountain bike ones. is there really and big diff between the road and mtb ones? would the mtb ones fit my road bike? i know they are the same length. thanks please reply auction end in less than 22 hours. thanks.
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If they are the same length and same diameter .. sure, but road hubs usually have 130mm OLD, and MTB hubs have 135mm OLD, so my common sense would say it won't fit.
Diameter should be 5mm
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Almost all skewers have enough thread that they can be cut shorter if necessary. So go ahead and buy them, and if you end up needing to trim off 5mm it won't be a problem. Double check the length, and use a hacksaw to trim, then a file to clean up the last thread, and remove any rough edges.
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Almost all skewers have enough thread that they can be cut shorter if necessary. So go ahead and buy them, and if you end up needing to trim off 5mm it won't be a problem. Double check the length, and use a hacksaw to trim, then a file to clean up the last thread, and remove any rough edges.
+1 on the extra thread length so the MTB skewers should easily tighten on your road bike dropouts.

I'll put extra emphasis on the need to trim off any excess rod that sticks out beyond the nut and to file the cut end smooth after cutting it. That excess stub, if left in place can, and will, cause a nasty cut on your leg some day. Get rid of it.
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