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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The conical springs have nothing to do with the holding function of the quick release. They center the skewer so it's easier to slip the wheel back on. Without the springs the skewer will flop back and forth and make a pest of itself as the ends bump your dropouts until the wheel is in.
QR conical springs are cheap, and you can possibly get one free if you ask the local ship while making another purchase, otherwise expect to pay a dollar or so.
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