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    Senior Member 1960frejus's Avatar
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    re: Spring on the Camparnolo Skwers

    Hi All

    Just recently began a new journey again into the wonderful world of cycling.

    I just purchased a light weight Frejus, tubular tires in really nice shape. Upon receiving the bike, it came partially disassembled. The bars, front wheel, seat, and front brake were off for shipping purposes, as was the skewer for the front wheel.

    My question concerns the spring that's on the front wheel skewer.

    Where do we mount the spring?

    On the stationary side or at the tightening end of the skewer?

    How is the skewer installed on the skewer, and tighten on the wheel?

    I would appreciate it very much if some of you will either show me or give me instructions, or an easy or special way to mount your wheel on your bike via Skewers.

    I am very busy catching up with the assembling and repairs of bicycles. Back in the day, and there's no better place to learn than here, because I'm investing in a few vintage bicycles, and already have two Frejus, what could be a steal frame with clinchers, the light weight 531 Reynolds frame with tubular tires and campy hardware, and a 1950 Schwinn Phantom, pearl white and black.

    Thanks with any help in assisting me to learn how to properly install my skewer on the rim... Happy Trails...

    Philo

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    The springs go on the skewer with the large diameter to the outside contacting the skewer ends, and the small end will touch the axle end when installed.

    How to use:
    http://www.jimlangley.net/wrench/qui...explained.html

    Since you have tubulars, be sure you know how to glue them on properly. Crashing is a bummer.
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    Hey HomeBrew

    I see I'll be hearing a lot from you... Thanks for the help and the link...

    Philo

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    Senior Member 1960frejus's Avatar
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    Thank you... Guevara... You guy's are really helpful...

    Philo

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    I'm going to repeat Homebrew01's caution about tubular tires. Installing them properly so they are secure and safe is not a trivial job. There is a lot of info out there on how to do it and what glues and tires work best so read everything you can find and, if possible, find someone well versed in the art to show you the proper techniques.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1960frejus View Post
    My question concerns the spring that's on the front wheel skewer.

    Where do we mount the spring?
    It may be obvious but of course you should have two springs, not one.
    There's no such thing as a routine repair.

    Don't tell me what "should" be - either it is, it isn't, or do something about it.

    If you think I'm being blunt take it as a compliment - if I thought you were too weak to handle the truth or a strong opinion I would not bother.

    Please take the time to post clearly so we can answer quickly. All lowercase and multiple typos makes for a hard read. Thanks!

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    Good resource for all kinds of technical aspects, this one about tubulars: http://davesbikeblog.squarespace.com...?currentPage=7

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