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Old 12-02-10, 04:36 PM   #1
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They really do work.........

I'm gonna tell on myself.........I've got a '90s mid-quality MTB for sale. I've reposted it and adjusted the price over the last month or so. I took it out for a test spin after re-habbing it back in August and really like the ride. So I've been riding it back and forth to the bar, store, park, etc....maybe 2 - 3 times a week. During the reposting I noticed something odd in one of the photos. Sure enough; the front wheel has only been finger tight at best and the QR was even thrown over. Between the "lawyer lips" and the minimum QR tension the wheel had been merrily riding along for over a month.

I haven't crashed down any fire trails or anything, but I've gone off enough curbs and culverts to warrant an extra prayer of thanks tonight............
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Glad to hear you had no 'issues'! Not a good idea to ride them that way, though.
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Old 12-03-10, 12:17 AM   #3
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Glad to hear you had no 'issues'! Not a good idea to ride them that way, though.
it wasn't my plan........it's just hell gettin' old.....
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I file off those darn things whenever it's feasible. Fortunately most of my bikes are old enough to be immune to such lawyer defects.

I'm surprised you didn't notice and thumping/rattling with the QR so loose.
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Old 12-03-10, 08:11 AM   #5
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I file off those darn things whenever it's feasible. Fortunately most of my bikes are old enough to be immune to such lawyer defects.

I'm surprised you didn't notice and thumping/rattling with the QR so loose.
Me too. I also remove the seat belt alarm in all my cars because I figure, if I can't remember to fasten my own seat belt, then I deserve a grisly death.
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it wasn't my plan........it's just hell gettin' old.....
Keep forgetting to tighten the qr's and getting older won't be so much of a problem.
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Be glad you caught it. Before I was as bike mechanic savvy as I am now I had the same thing happen to me.

Only I found out after a hop off a curb. That was a fun trip to the ER.
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Me too! I always buckle up, I just don't normally do it before I start the car. I don't need the annoying dinging to remind me.
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