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  1. #1
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    Quick release skewer

    Does anyone make like a heavy duty quick release skewer that wont bent as easily and help strengthen the rear axle?

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    Never had the need for a "heavy duty QR skewer". Try your local hardware store. Take your wheel with you and have a bolt & nut fitted to it? If you want to keep it QR then get a wingnut.
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    You could always pick up a goat head from one of middle eastern vendors. Just strap that on your bike and ride it home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trouser View Post
    Does anyone make like a heavy duty quick release skewer that wont bent as easily and help strengthen the rear axle?
    No. The skewer contributes nothing to the strength of the axle. The axle is a tube under bending stress, and the center of such a tube adds essentially nothing to its strength.

    If you tell us what your actual problems are (like, what kind of hub you have, and what's the load on it) you might get a useful answer.

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