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    Quote Originally Posted by JTGraphics View Post
    I will stick with my Shimano DA skewers I really like the cam design they really secure your wheel are very easy and smooth to close and open.
    Indeed & Agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soma5 View Post
    Not that this is my recommended solution for everyone, but I replaced some crazy light skewers with some DA ones. This caused the creaking noises to stop and the rear brakes stopped rubbing when I climb. I judge that to be worthwhile.
    This is a good point. On occasion, I get the creaking noise on hard efforts. May need to try those heavy DA ones.

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    For the mean time I put on my ultegra skewers. I'll do some research on the enve skewers. I asked sugar wheels if they should have come with the wheels and she said no, but she has them for sale for $60 if I like. 60g for them, but dont know how they perform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoota View Post
    Link to said DA skewers plz?
    That's Shimano Dura Ace

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdedes View Post
    Dig those internal cam skewers. Link?
    Spendy for sure, but made to order. http://www.royceuk.co.uk/Q-R-Skewers-Talent-pair.html

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    Wow...my oldest KCNC skewers are several years old...with several thousand miles. And they look practically factory new. I also have 3 other sets of KCNC skewers of various ages and miles. So far, so good. Crossing my fingers they don't spontaneously disintegrate like yours!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    How can you simply assume that when you dont know where i got them from? I got them from fairwheelbikes, I highly doubt they are imitations.
    sorry, just messin with ya. You do need to put those on really tight though.
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    Those look a bit different than my 2 yr 12000 mile KCNC skewers which are still working fine. No black plastic lining. Just aluminum lever on brass surface.

    They were 41 gm lighter than the OEM skewers. With 12,000 miles = ~19000 km that comes to nearly 800,000 gm-km I've saved! That's only 0.005 cents per gm-km.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
    Those look a bit different than my 2 yr 12000 mile KCNC skewers which are still working fine. No black plastic lining. Just aluminum lever on brass surface.

    They were 41 gm lighter than the OEM skewers. With 12,000 miles = ~19000 km that comes to nearly 800,000 gm-km I've saved! That's only 0.005 cents per gm-km.
    I like the way you think.

    PS, mine also look fine after about 8,000 miles. I've probably latched/unlatched them 100x or so.

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    I am another Zipp fan. I have both titanium and stainless. Great skewer. Work as well as what was replaced but look better.

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    I also have them and mine are fine after 2 years of fairly heavy (pardon the expression) use.

    I know there are lots of counterfeits out there, not saying that's what the OP has, but it makes you wonder....or maybe just a bad batch??
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    I would bet its just a bad batch. I have sets from Taiwan, and China (oh noes!) They all look like new. Get the warranty replacement if they offer it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soma5 View Post
    Not that this is my recommended solution for everyone, but I replaced some crazy light skewers with some DA ones. This caused the creaking noises to stop and the rear brakes stopped rubbing when I climb. I judge that to be worthwhile.
    Same here. I chased that noise for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoota View Post
    Link to said DA skewers plz?
    Ebay would be your best bet they are not cheep but if you look around you can find some new for about $25 each and up $, DuraAce 7900 Skewers
    It may not be fancy but it gets me were I need to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerdavid View Post
    sorry, just messin with ya. You do need to put those on really tight though.
    My KCNCs most certainly need to be put on tight. The "problem" is that the arm is so short/skinny vs a regular arm, so to get the same amount of leverage vs a "normal" skewer, there is much more resistance/mauling of your palm. The D-A skewers are heavy in comparison, but they are rock solid. They are my every day skewers. I use the KCNC ones for uphill races where I shave off every gram possible.

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    I don't think that the minimalist Ti skewers can tolerate being cranked down as tight as much heavier steel ones - how could they be, its called physics. I've been riding a set of the J&L Ti skewers off of Ebay and they work fine on my bike - no creaking and the wheels are tight in the vertical drop outs, but I am careful not to tighten them beyond what feels right to me. From the OP's pictures, his skewers definitely look "mashed". I'm surprised the threads didn't fail first.

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    good working skewers make me feel more confident when I go riding the way I do all crazy like and such.


    And another thing, what about the skewer and bearing play relationship?
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    My authentic KCNC skewers developed quite a bit of play in them -- and thus creak. They've been relegated to adapted chainkeeper tool status.
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    I use these vintage American Classic skewers on one of my bikes:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/speedpl...7629425996316/
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    A friend uses his KCNC Ti skewers for MTB racing (and has like 10000+ km on that bike) and they still look good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by slims_s View Post
    A friend uses his KCNC Ti skewers for MTB racing (and has like 10000+ km on that bike) and they still look good...
    maybe he's never taken teh hweels off?
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    Nick, I don't necessarily like agreeing with you -- but your spot on.

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    My KCNCs on my BMC are a couple years old and still in excellent shape. I do put them on tight though... Good enough experience with them that I got them for my Spooky too...
    Wut

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    Getting new caps sent to me from KCNC. said to try and not go so tight.

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