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Old 09-28-07, 10:05 AM   #1
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Arrrgh!!! Where did that skewer nut go????

I just got a flat coming to work today this morning. I've learned 2 important lessons:

Lesson 1:
Never lay your wheel skewer nut loose on grass, especially like grass as tall as you.

Lesson 2:
Put extra skewer nut inside your seat pouch.


I spent 1/2 hr looking for this stinking nut. Combing and brushing through weed grass like someone trying to run away from "Children of the Corn". Luckily there was a mechanic shop nearby that's kind enough to spare me a nut and 2 washers. Now I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will hold strong enough to get me home.


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Old 09-28-07, 10:33 AM   #2
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Why completely remove the skewer nut int the first place ?
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No doubt. I only take off the nut when I'm changing the cassette. So not very often.
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Old 09-28-07, 10:57 AM   #4
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Well I was in the hurry and overspun the skewer handle. Having said that, I didn't realize the nut was about to come off.


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Lesson 3:
Don't take your skewer nut off when changing a flat.
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Arrgh!!!

Are there pirates about, matey???
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Old 09-28-07, 01:22 PM   #7
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that's one of the hassles of working on your bike. Good thing I was not a natural born surgeon. I am always loosing my parts. I tear a bike apart, i had better number my parts, or I'd loose my nuts among other stuff. So far when repairing flats the most i've lost are those little washers about your valve stem.
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