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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.


    H23NC,

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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.
    Demented internet tail wagging imbicile.

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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.


    Quote Originally Posted by bhchdh View Post
    Why completely remove the skewer nut int the first place ?

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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???
    Cleveland, OH
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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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