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    King Hoternot bianchi10's Avatar
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    My KCNC Ti skewers have literally disintegrated

    After my century ride to the beach this weekend I took the bike out back and gave it a good wash down. Took out the skewers to clean them out and regrease. As I took them out, they literally fell apart! I contacted KCNC in hopes for a warranty replacement. Only had them for 5 months!!





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    Why would you want another pair of those, even at a price of free?

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    The price to pay for light weight.

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    tiss the price you pay indeed, but that should not happen.

    Who knows what happened to that batch of Ti, or probably AL for those bits in the factory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 View Post
    The price to pay for light weight.
    Disagree. That's the price to pay for buying something that turns out to be garbage. My Zipp titanium skewers don't look anything like that after two years and they are a similar external cam design.

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    you got the cheap Chinese imitations
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    Quote Originally Posted by svtmike View Post
    Disagree. That's the price to pay for buying something that turns out to be garbage. My Zipp titanium skewers don't look anything like that after two years and they are a similar external cam design.
    They're also not that light weight compared to other designs. I use those myself. I'm a weight weenie, but to an extent.

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    Did you put them on to tight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerdavid View Post
    you got the cheap Chinese imitations

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 View Post
    They're also not that light weight compared to other designs. I use those myself. I'm a weight weenie, but to an extent.
    42g for both is pretty freaking light. not saying they are the lightest available, but thats light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexaschwanden View Post
    Did you put them on to tight?
    +1 zipp skewers are awesome and light

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    No, I'm saying the Zipp Ti skewers are not that light compared to other designs. For me, reliability is paramount. There are certain areas I'm not willing to save weight as the #1 priority, and these are mainly related to comfort and safety, such as saddle, pedals, brake calipers, cables, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by svtmike View Post
    Disagree. That's the price to pay for buying something that turns out to be garbage. My Zipp titanium skewers don't look anything like that after two years and they are a similar external cam design.
    That's exactly why I run those too, instead of the KCNCs.

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    Still love my Record skewers though I did find these fancy Royce skewers:


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    My boss had set of the red ones. The lever on one snapped when he went to release it, and I after looking at it up close I thought it looked like pretty cheap Chinese stuff. If it were me I'd just cut my losses and not bother with the warranty replacement. Next time maybe spring the extra four bucks for the Zipps.

    Or if you want the same weight advantage, get steel skewers and next time you ride squirt a half ounce of water out of your bottle and you're there.

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    I have 4 sets of KCNC and never had an issue. Like someone asked above, perhaps you had them on too tight??? This shouldn't be the case though...

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    skewers are not my primary place to save weight.

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    Its not my primary either, its my secondary

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacksquid View Post
    Still love my Record skewers though I did find these fancy Royce skewers:

    Dig those internal cam skewers. Link?
    By the time you're experienced enough to get something germane out of a test ride, you won't need a test ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdedes View Post
    Dig those internal cam skewers. Link?
    Be aware, they are around $200. You may want to check out the VO set for $18: http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...e-skewers.html

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    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.

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    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.
    It may not be fancy but it gets me were I need to go.
    http://www.jtgraphics.net/cyclist_bicycles.htm

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    Link to said DA skewers plz?

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    The best skewers I've used are the velocity internal cam ones. I might try the shimano 105 ones. The sram ones seem worse than the giant ones that came on my bike.

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