Question about fitting to a rack
Hi all, new here. I am having a really hard time with this, as I am not a cycler, but am looking for my boss, who is.
Please excuse my complete lack of information!
My question basically boils down to this: can qr skewers be used to lock to a bike rack as well?
My employer bought a 2011 gt force 1.0 bike. He didn't have a roof rack, so he bought a whispbar ( I want to say the aero style), and a Yakima forklift carrier. Unfortunately the skewer that slides through the forks to lock to the rack wasn't long enough. The largest Yakima carries is 8 inches long, the sprocket rocket one. I returned the rack for him when Yakima said they didn't have anything longer. I need to purchase a new rack to fit his existing crossbars, but the reason it didn't fit to begin with is that his fork ends are like an inch each. Pretty sure that's bigger than normal. Everything about the Yakima rack was fine, except the threads just wouldn't thread for the skewer.
So I was looking into skewers online, and there are TONS, but I don't know if I could use those for this purpose.
I hope this all makes sense. If not that, hopefully someone has some other ideas.
his requirements: must be forklift, and lock securely.